Feeding the Flame of Revolt

Chris Hedges TruthDig.com http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/feeding_the_flame_of_revolt_20131117 I was in federal court here Friday for the sentencing of Jeremy Hammond to 10 years in prison for hacking into the computers of a private security firm that works on behalf of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security, and corporations such as Dow Chemical. In...

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How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt

Naomi Klein New Statesman http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/science-says-revolt In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year’s conference had some big-name participants, from...

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Our Invisible Revolution

Chris Hedges TruthDig.com http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/our_invisible_revolution_20131028 “Did you ever ask yourself how it happens that government and capitalism continue to exist in spite of all the evil and trouble they are causing in the world?” the anarchist Alexander Berkman wrote in his essay “The Idea Is the Thing.” “If you did, then your answer...

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A Revolution Comes in Stages — Occupy or Otherwise

George Lakey Waging Nonviolence http://wagingnonviolence.org/feature/revolution-comes-stages-occupy-otherwise/ All of us hold an idea about how progressive change might happen, whether or not we spell it out explicitly. For some it’s an elaboration of grassroots alternative-building, for others it starts with flooding legislators with advocacy. One way or another, we all have one....

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Peaceful Revolution? Gandhi’s Four Paths to Get There

Madhu Suri Prakash Yes! Magazine http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/17598-peaceful-revolution-gandhis-four-paths-to-get-there Gandhi lived Ahimsa as a daily practice, waging peace to stop war and violence. His lifelong “experiments” with truth proved that truth force is more powerful than brute force. Ahimsa reveals forms of peace that extend far beyond mere absence of war. For Gandhi,...

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