Jean Lievens: Physical space and ‘Occupy’ tactics: a new trend in civil resistance?

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Physical space and ‘Occupy’ tactics: a new trend in civil resistance?

Given the importance of broad, diverse, and sustained participation, it remains to be seen whether movements have been doing themselves a favor or a disservice by allowing themselves to be defined by the site of occupation or by the tactic itself, and not by political and social claims on behalf of  those whom they represent.

Phi Beta Iota: Occupation is a means of demanding a specific change (this is where Occupy failed — it has no specific change to demand). The only specific change needed to restore the integrity of any government is Electoral Reform — all eleven points, not the half-baked “get money out of politics false panacea.

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Nov 21

Chuck Spinney: Harvey Feigenbaum on Low-Information Voters

Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney

Politics in the Time of Low-Information Voters

Did America Really Shift to the Right?

by HARVEY B. FEIGENBAUM, Counterpunch, WEEKEND EDITION NOVEMBER 21-23, 2014

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SchwartzReport: Joseph Stiglitz on Choices

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Nov 21

SchwartzReport: Joseph Stiglitz on Choices

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

This is one of the best and most unvarnished assessments of what is happening in the United States I have read in some time. I urge you to read it and think about what it is saying.

Conclusion: Slow Growth and Inequality are Political Choices. We Can Choose Otherwise.

Phi Beta Iota: Joseph Stiglitz is a designated member of the Coalition Cabinet at We the People Reform Coalition.

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Where is Jesse Ventura When You Need Him?

 

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Nov 21

CounterPunch: Where is Jesse Ventura When You Need Him? The Public Gets the Government It Tolerates

logo counterpunchWhere is Jesse Ventura When You Need Him?

The Public Gets the Government It Tolerates

by ROBERT DAVID STEELE

If Jesse Ventura or any true, electable populist candidate reads this and wants to be President, I have a plan to make it so. I ran for President in 2012, accepted as a candidate by the Reform Party. I accomplished my goals within six weeks and published my lessons learned in Reality Sandwich, where the article, How I Tested the Boundaries of the Two-Party Tyranny, is still being read today.

Here are the two most important points:

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Nov 20