The Language of Occupation

image: www.freeclipartnow.com In December of 2011 I was intimately involved in an Occupy Roundtable Summit. The mumble chat was populated with Occupy activists from all over the world and some members of the hacktivist group Anonymous. We discussed the future of Occupy Movement and how the language plays a part in that. The tenor of the conversation was about the ... Read More »

This War, A Poem By Tara Schley

This War. Put away all your weapons and war. No more fighting, tears or sorrow. When you walk through the streets, there will be no need to cower or scurry. You may stroll with head held straight, darting not from worry. The mothers tired of, children under feet, will send them out once again, to play in the streets. The ... Read More »

What Will You Tell Your Kids About 9/11?

Image: 9/11/11 Man playing the flute at St. Paul’s Chapel by ground zero. Across the street “truthers” gather with Adbuster activists. Somehow this one man on a flute outnumbered the screams of 200 or so activists. -Chanell McLaughlin I write this in light of a conversation I had with my fiancée about what I would tell my children about the ... Read More »

The Last Social Program

image: Karol Olesiak In Navy boot camp, it was my pleasure to have a Senior Chief who was also a Medal of Honor recipient as Recruit Division Commander. In the Navy, we would call someone who had served out to sea a lot “salty.” Senior Chief was “salty” within the first two weeks of boot camp, while we sat in our ... Read More »

Marching Into The Daylight

The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal is a military award given to service members who served after September 11th, 2001 for a period of either 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days. On May 20th in Chicago members of the antiwar war group Iraq Afghanistan Veterans Against War decided to give this particular award back. During the NATO/G8 summit nearly 50 ... Read More »

The Power Principle – An Interview with Filmmaker Scott Noble

Scott Noble is the director of several acclaimed and politically charged documentaries, including Psywar, Human Resources and Lifting the Veil. His documentary on Occupy Wall Street, Rise Like Lions, took the #1 spot on Films for Action’s Top Ten Occupy films. His latest, The Power Principle, takes on the American empire, with emphasis on the Cold War period. We sent ... Read More »

Veteran Plea for Help: Bob Strait and Family

A YouTube video posted by RangerUp CEO Nick Palmisciano brought to light a brutal crime that took place on March 14, 2012. Four or five armed assailants broke into the home of US veteran Bob Strait, 90 and his wife Nancy, 85. The assailants brutalized the couple and raped Nancy, who died the next day. The fact that this crime ... Read More »

Occupy Blitzkrieg

Filmmaker Corey Ogilvie has released another short film entitled Occupy Blitzkrieg, following up his prior releases including Dear Taxpayer, I Am Not Moving, We Are All Scott Olsen, Bloomberg Forever, Protect Us, and How to Film a Revolution. The video takes a satirical look at the Occupy movement from the perspective of a 1950’s propaganda piece. In addition to Corey’s ... Read More »

We Will Take No Prisoners

In February, Henry Benson III,  a former prison guard, was facing 20 years in prison for “recklessly” scalding a 3-year old Emilio Taylor who he was babysitting in 2009. While Roxanne Benson withdrew testimony of how working in the prison system had changed H. Benson. The prosecutor describes what Ms. Benson recanted as the treatment of her family as inmates by the defendant. Life ... Read More »

10k Man March Against Injustice- Chicago

Image from: OBEY On April 21st at 12:00 pm there will be a 10,000 Man March Against Injustice. The event is being convened to show the police department and city hall the outrage over the amount of excessive force used by the North Chicago police. The brutality of the department came to the public eye when in November 2011 police ... Read More »

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