The Struggle Against Oppression Cannot Advance Under Capitalism

It’s really hard to be surrounded by a massive and enthusiastic political movement, already knowing it’s going to end up hurting its own cause and its own participants more than it helps them. Incoming: Extreme Crackdown and Extreme Counterrevolution The backlash has been brutal.  Response to the protests has been hard mass repression combined with […]

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Timeline of Rebellion: The Last Two Decades

1999: World Trade Organization protests in Seattle; the Holy Trinity of anti-corporate movies are released (The Matrix, Fight Club, Office Space) 2003-2006: Antiwar movement 2008-2009: Recession and bailout massively increase class consciousness 2010: LGBT marriage movement, town halls for universal healthcare 2011: Arab Spring, European summer (Movement of Squares/Spanish indignados), Occupy Wall Street 2012-14: Black […]

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Timeline of Shit: How We Got Here

1970s: the beginning of globalization and neoliberalism 1980s: the USA starts giving weapons to terrorist Muslim extremists 1990s: Marilyn Manson (more a reflection than a cause) 2000: George W. Bush is installed as president against the majority will and recount issues 2001: 9/11, war, recession 2003: Invasion of Iraq 2004: The Democratic Party runs John […]

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