Syria, Ten Months Later

Today the Syrian revolution enters into its 10th month; 15 December is the 276th day on which blood has flowed.  الثورة السورية دخلت شهرها العاشر اليوم/ 15/12/2011 = هو اليوم الـ 276 الدمويّ  Statistics until 14/12/2011 إحصائيات الضحايا لغاية Syrians killed: + 5,198 Children killed: 332 Injured: +25,000 Missing: + 50,000 Protestors killed under torture: + 177 Protestors currently incarcerated: + 59,000 Syrian refugees since March: + +17,727 ضحايا الثورة … Read more Syria, Ten Months Later

David Graeber on OWs Anarchist Roots

Occupy Wall Street’s anarchist roots David Graeber Aljazeera 30 ix 11 [David teaches at Goldsmith’s, U of London, and is the author of Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology (Prickly Paradigm Press). IB] NEW YORK, NY—Almost every time I’m interviewed by a mainstream journalist about Occupy Wall Street I get some variation of the same lecture: “How are you going to get anywhere if you refuse to create a leadership structure or make … Read more David Graeber on OWs Anarchist Roots

Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi

Posted on November 19, 2011 by crank 18 November 2011 Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi Linda P.B. Katehi, I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and I teach in the Program in Critical Theory and in Science & Technology Studies. I have a strong record of research, teaching, and service. I am currently a Board Member of the … Read more Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi

Plutocracy Graph & OWS Interview

  [A US plutocracy graph (1979-2007); a map of occupations worldwide; and the occupation movement seen from the perspective of an independent healthcare union official. IB] ———————————————————— John Borsos is vice president of the new, independent union, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). He is a well-known California labor leader, and an advocate of militant, democratic member driven unions; he was an elected vice-president of the 150,000 member … Read more Plutocracy Graph & OWS Interview

A Short Syrian Film

The following short film was directed by Dani Abo Louh and Mohamad Omran. It was recently released via Vimeo. It was brought to my attention by Marilyn Hacker. Published on the Jadaliyya site: Conte de printemps from La Chaise Renversee on Vimeo.

Dawn at Zuccotti Park

Just back from Wall Street & the driver of the X27 (Manhattan to Bay Ridge — I was the only passenger in that direction at this time, i.e. mid-morning) was dithyrambic about the importance of the protests & the fact that the country was becoming a third world banana republic with all the money in the pockets of the few & nothing left over for anyone else — which … Read more Dawn at Zuccotti Park

Hardt & Negri on OCCUPY Wall Street

Our best-known post-philosophical theorists have weighed in on the Wall Street protests — & did so strangely enough in what would seem an unlikely place: the magazine Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations — an organization that includes as members Brian Williams, Fareed Zakaria, Angelina Jolie, Chuck Hagel, and Erin Burnett. You can check out their site here. The Fight for ‘Real Democracy’ at the Heart of Occupy … Read more Hardt & Negri on OCCUPY Wall Street