Today is voting day. I'll go vote... despite an ongoing discontent with the electoral system and the lack of democracy. I'll probably even vote for Obama - but I was forwarded this article by Chris Hedges, and figured I would do it the honor of reposting it because with regards to policy and world view, my vote really lies with Nader. Yes.. I roll my eyes at Nader and his ego. but I want to live in a country where we have a real choice - a choice against a corporate state... a choice for justice!
There's not much of a connection between Nick Morgan and Ariel Dorfman, I suppose. The connection here is that I saw the film, A Promise to the Dead - a bio pic of sorts - about The 1973 coup in Chile and Ariel Dorfman, specifically at the Sanctuary for Independent Media. I learned a lot from this film. Its as if the recent history of Latin America does not exist in US public schools... then again, its hard to think of one thing i actually learned in high school. After seeing the film, I think it's one of the most important political eras and/or progressions to understand and think about with respect to protofascism and the real threat of a police state in this country. Anyways. the connection.....
It's political dog & pony show season everyone.
That means a couple of things:
1. it will become more obvious than usual that only certain speech is really free.
2. the US police state will be in full force defending the state and smashing dissent in riot gear.
Check out new video updates from people on the ground in the breathingplanet network who are covering the protests:
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Posted in Analysis | Video | activism | denver | dnc | freespeech | media | police | policestate Submitted by breathingplanet on Tue, 2008-08-26 11:17.
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Always happy to see bike stuff in the paper, but this one had me doubletaking and I couldnt really figure out why. Tried to articulate some of it.
In case you weren't sure. Thanks Again Submedia !
... and remember to Vote Vermin!
This story via I-witness video.
check out this new york times article by Jim Dwyer and accompanying video clips:
enjoy. .... only thats not the right thing to say at all.
Posted in Analysis | News | Video | critical mass | nyc | police Submitted by breathingplanet on Sat, 2008-08-02 04:56.
hi friends & readers,
a "still we ride" update/post for the stumblers upon this here blog..... there are several interesting links to video in this post... check em out.