Apr 122014
 
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Revolt, Rebellion and Revolution: some precedents.

Pre-Revolution in America and Successful Revolution in Russia

Non-violence is not enough.

Gaither Stewart

(Rome): As a contribution to the ongoing discussion in America about the what-to-do of the post-OWS period, I have listed here some of the major tactics employed in Russia dating from 1860 which eventually developed into a successful strategy in the Russian Revolution of 1917 that shook the world. Continue reading »

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Apr 092014
 
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Roland Windsor Vincent, Armory of the Revolution

The Animal Rights movement is the most ambitious movement in history.

Ambitious because it seeks to change the very character of the human race.
It seeks to end thousands of years of human self-interest, bigotry, cruelty and indifference.
It offers humanity redemption not contemplated by any religion.
It proposes human liberation as well as animal liberation.
It rejects religious myth, intolerance, and superstition.
It provides the human race with a vision of sharing the Earth rather than destroying it and our fellow Earthlings. Continue reading »

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Mar 072014
 
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by Dan Beeton, MRZine

Chavez-Maduro supporter.

Chavez-Maduro supporter.

Venezuela’s latest round of violent protests appears to fit a pattern and represents the tug-and-pull nature of the country’s divided opposition.  Several times over the past 15 years since the late, former president Hugo Chávez took office in 1999, the political opposition has launched violent protests aimed at forcing the current president out of office.  Most notably, such protests were a part of the April 2002 coup that temporarily deposed Chávez and then accompanied the 2002/2003 oil strike.   Continue reading »

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Jan 272014
 
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By Chris Gilbert and Vilma Kahlo, MRZine

The Washington mafia has always gone after guerrillas with the zeal of a fanatical exterminator. Never mind that the guerrillas represent the interests of the poor.

The Washington mafia has always gone after guerrillas with the zeal of a fanatical exterminator. Never mind that the guerrillas represent the interests of the poor.

If regular armies are generally a man’s world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary.  There women have always had a central role.  Think of Agustina of Aragon, Olga Benário, Tania Bunke, Maria Grajales, and Celia Sánchez, or even (stretching a bit) the legendary Amazons.  It is not for nothing that Liberté – the allegorical figure depicted by Delacroix in the barricades of the July Revolution — is a woman. Continue reading »

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An Ongoing Revolution

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by W.T. WHITNEY, People’s World & Counterpunch

On January 1, Cubans 2014 marked the 55th anniversary of their revolution’s victory.  Fidel Castro’s words spoken May 1, 2000 cropped up in President Raul Castro’s speech in Santiago de Cuba. Revolution, they said, is “to   believe deeply there’s no force in the world capable of crushing the force of truth and ideas.” Continue reading »

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