G20 Policing - From Bubbles to Bookings?

This is really fucked up. Assault with a bubble?

Oscar Grant was murdered! - by Chris Kinder

Oakland – “I AM,” shouted the speaker at the Oakland protest of the verdict in the trial of ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle; “OSCAR GRANT!” roared back the crowd at 14th and Broadway.

Army Corps Caught Attacking Citizens Online - by Peter Phillips

In a sworn affidavit, Jon Donley, Editor of the online version of New Orleans’ leading newspaper, the Times Picayune, described questionable and possibly illegal behavior by about 20 individuals at the U.S Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District.

Judy Rebick reminds us why protest is powerful and necessary - Canada (video)


Pipeline Geopolitics: The Russia German Nord Stream Strategic Gas Pipeline - by F. William Engdahl

In the postwar history of the Federal Republic, German Chancellors tend to disappear once they pursue political goals that deviate from the Washington global agenda too much. In the case of Gerhard Schroeder, it involved two unforgiveable “sins.” The first was his open opposition to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

"The most dangerous philosopher in the West"

SLAVOJ ŽIžEK, the philosopher The New Republic calls "the most dangerous philosopher in the West", came to the University of Vermont to speak about "Ideology in Hollywood Today". It was so well attended that people were sitting in the aisles and standing in lines out the back doors.

The Aftermath of Such Spills



The New Buffalo hunters... kill out their food supply and kill out the southern savages. The horrid ineducable southern mix bloods will be gone.

Remembering Lumumba - by Mwaura Kaara

On 17 January 1961 Patrice Lumumba, the charismatic first and only elected prime minister of Congo, was brutally murdered. The circumstances of his death remain a mystery, the identity of his killers unknown.

Michael Moore on His Life, His Films and His Activism - Democracy Now!

Just in case anyone besides me missed this show, it is a must see. Thanks to my homey, Ed Gilmore, for passing it along.

Emma Goldman imprisoned for obstructing draft

June 15: President Woodrow Wilson signs the Espionage Act, which sets penalties of up to thirty years' imprisonment and fines of up to $10,000 for persons aiding the U.S.'s enemies, interfering with the draft, or encouraging disloyalty in the armed forces.

Johann Hari: How Goldman gambled on starvation

Speculators set up a casino where the chips were the stomachs of millions. What does it say about our system that we can so casually inflict so much pain?

Israel’s anti-boycott legislation - by Tania Kepler

Israel has initiated strong legislative measures to combat the growing momentum in support of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli policies.

Timebends: Parsing Progressive Perspectives on Power’s Abuses - by Chris Floyd

Imagine how great the "progressive" furor would be if the Bush Administration had suddenly denied a visa to an award-winning Colombian journalist because of his reportage on human rights abuses by his American-backed government.