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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 122014
 
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A blueprint for action. The central challenge for humanity is how to defeat malignant corporate power, the inevitable outgrowth of global capitalism in our age. 

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Citizen’s Voices: Rick Staggenborg, MD
SOLDIERS FOR PEACE INTERNATIONAL

“One of the objectives of any strategy must be to find a way to get partisans to understand that neither party represents them…”

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Jan 072014
 
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Another World is Possible
by JOSE-ANTONIO OROSCO
There is no question climate change is created or aggravated by human activities.

There is no question climate change is created or aggravated by human activities.

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize.  One of the most striking aspects of his acceptance speech is the hope he expressed in humanity’s ability to overcome war.  This was no mere idealism on his part.  Less than five years earlier, the world had come to the brink of thermonuclear destruction because of Cuba.  The United States and Soviet Union eventually diminished their threats and, in 1963, signed and ratified an agreement to end the open-air nuclear testing that was blanketing the planet with radioactive fallout.  These were small steps, but to King, they indicated that human beings were capable of cooperation, even in the face of something as horrendous as the suicide of the human race. Continue reading »

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Nov 202013
 
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By Diane Gee, The Wild Wild Left

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The wretched enablers of the status quo are out in full force already, spewing fear-froth from their twitching little vermin mouths that we must Shill for Hill or doom is nigh!Its bad enough we have to celebrate Hallowgivingmas from September until New Years; the feeding frenzy of Capitalism become one long orgy of consumption and spending.  But if I have to gag down three full years of POTUS Demopologia I am not sure my stomach will survive that many months of projectile vomiting. Continue reading »

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Sep 252013
 
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Bill de Blasio’s stand against Reagan’s contra war on Nicaragua
The would-be New York mayor’s pro-Sandinista activism was in America’s finest tradition. Where’s that political courage now?

Stephen Kinzer
theguardian.com, Wednesday 25 September 2013 08.30 EDT

Sandinista rebels in Nicaragua in 1978.

Sandinista rebels in Nicaragua, 1978 – a year before the leftwing guerrilla movement, formed in 1962, finally ousted the Somoza dictatorship. Photograph: Matthew Naythons/Getty Images

Candidates to run one of the world’s most important cities must address a host of issues. Voters want to know how they will handle problems ranging from subway service to income inequality. Now, a new and fully unexpected question has burst into the race for mayor of New York: what did you do in the cold war? Continue reading »

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