Saturday 23rd of October saw the Scottish Trade Union Council call an anti-cuts march
which was attended by upwards of 20,000 people. This was one of the biggest protests
Edinburgh has seen for a long time and saw a respectable Anarchist Bloc. Most encouraging
of all it was not just made up of the “usual suspects” but saw thousands of people from
very varying walks of life.
<p><img src="/graphics/agitators/classic/clocksm1.jpg" align="right">When miners get tired of being buried alive for them, the few.</p>
<p>When keyboard pounders get tired of wearing their hands out for them, the few.</p>
<p>When the truckers get tired of the weariness of driving endlessly for them, the few.</p>
WASHINGTON - Though close to a billion people remain undernourished worldwide, one in three U.S.
The former Argentinian president, Néstor Kirchner, the current
leader's husband and a contender to succeed her in next year's election,
has died of a heart attack.
WASHINGTON -- A Democrat was arrested by local police at a public
meet-and-greet event for Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) on Monday, with three
men pulling him out of the building and pushing him to the ground for
allegedly causing a disturbance in the coffee shop.
700 attend anti-cuts alliance demo to show their anger at Tory attacks on services and the
working class ---- Bristols castle park was awash with colour this morning as hundreds
gathered to protest against the cuts.
The essay [PDF link] below covers lessons from past revolutionary movements, in such a way as to point out what it takes to win, mostly via what lessons there are for us today to enable better eyes towards better directions.
The link above is to Dawn Paley's talk from the October 25 event about Goldcorp, Gentrification, and the corporatization of the University.
Click here to listen to Wendy Peterson's talk.
Two-year-old Gavin Tillman of Pass Christian, Mississippi, has been
diagnosed with severe upper respiratory, sinus, and viral infections.
His temperature has reached more than 39 degrees since September 15, yet
his sicknesses continues to worsen.
The status gives credence to allegations by Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi
citizen suspected by the US of involvement in the bombing of the warship USS
Cole in 2000, that he was held at an airfield in Poland
and subjected to
Along the one lane country roads in our county, the traveler encounters an occasional roadside tree, all by itself at the edge of the endless fields of corn and soybeans.
The queston thus becomes: did world conventional oil production peak in mid-2008 or are we looking at a local maxima (high point) in production that may be surpa
Last week, I participated (as an invited speaker) in the 7th Advances in Energy Studies Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Other invited speakers were Charlie Hall, Joe Tainter, Marcel Collel, and Seth Blumsack. Other Oil Drum staff members at the conference were Ugo Bardi and Dave Murphy--Ugo as one of the speakers, and Dave as the second author on Charlie Hall's presentation.
Two worlds will collide in Cancun, but they share a single planet. If the world that defends our current model of production and consumption prevails, the planet will edge ever closer to catastrophe. The second world offers hope of a new path. Its solutions are multiple and small-scale, and require political will more than massive resources or new technologies.
<i>Haiti Liberte - By: Kim Ives</i>
"They are doing exactly the wrong thing," said Dr. Manolo Castro. "When you bring cholera victims into a hospital, especially one with poor conditions, you stand a good chance of infecting all the patients in that hospital."