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US Capitol January 17, be there or be square!

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Occupy Congress - U.S. Capitol - January 17

The Revolution Begins in 2012

I'm telling you now, it's coming! People are starting to become furious that we have in effect lost our representative democracy. It's time for a revolution. Not a physical one, but a political one. A revolution that turns over the establishment's apple cart, challenges this corrupt system and brings back our democracy. Get ready for 2012.

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Submitted by MontanaMaven on

in the Federal government and maybe shouldn't. No person can really represent another, said Edward Carpenter. (Early lefty). And this nation is way too big to govern from a far. Better to Occupy Everywhere! And form co-operatives.

I am trying to do a crash course in the different forms of anarchism and the main tenets of each i.e. libertarian communism, green libertarianism, anarcho syndicalism , etc.
Looks like they all believe that "mutual helpfulness and trust underlie our social life". That's what Occupy has shown the world. First identify our values, then figure out how to get there.

Watched Gene Sharp piece on Current TV last night "How to Start a Revolution". And before that watched a documentary on Occupy Wall Street.

Yes, "Camera.... Action....
Cut to the revolution!"

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Groucho Marx

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Submitted by Jeff W on

David Graeber, the “anarchist anthropologist,” with Debt: The First 5000 Years and his involvement in Occupy, seems to be single-handedly propagating the idea that “we're all communists” most of the time—where “communism” means from each according to his ability to each according to his needs. (You can see his thoughts in this paper "On the Moral Grounds of Economics"; you don't have to read Debt.)

It's fascinating because it strikes at the heart of the assumptions of not only economics but what human beings are and how societies are ordered. It elevates human behavior above economic self-interest (Homo economicus) and even reciprocity (Homo reciprocans) to something else (Homo altruans reciprocans), perhaps even to the level of rats.

Every apathetic citizen is a silent enlistee in the cause of inverted totalitarianism.—Sheldon Wolin

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Submitted by goldberry on

I am so excited! I have a ticket for the Trenton bus and I can't wait to meet all of you. Let's have a sleepover and paint each other's nails.

Come together at The Confluence

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Submitted by coyotecreek on

And I am also extremely excited about this event. I'm going to send you an e-mail in a little while to coordinate things.

Submitted by lambert on

Now I can travel if I have a place to crash, and there must be one.

I'll paint my own nails, however, thank you very much.

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Submitted by Alcuin on

It's going to be really interesting to see the results of the Iowa caucuses - I read that if Paul wins it is going to set off shock waves in the MSM. Good!!! We need to shake the tree really hard and watch all the yes-men fall to the ground, where we can stomp on them.

The important thing is to never stop questioning. - Albert Einstein