Very edutaining dose of electronica that sums up many of the evils of the Cartesian tyranny that we find ourselves living in today. When we’re quickly becoming post-capitalism and post-consumer, what identity do we transition into?
Stockman shares details on how the courtship of politics and high finance have turned our economy into a private club that rewards the super-rich and corporations, leaving average Americans wondering how it could happen and who’s really in charge.
Filmed January 20, 2012. Chris Hedges, Lawrence Lessig, Virginia Rasmussen on the eve of the 2nd Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision “Citizens United v. F.E.C.”. The video begins with a march from Liberty Plaza a/k/a Zuccotti Park to the rally point at Foley Square across the street from Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse at 40 Centre St. The Rude Mechanical Orchestra plays their “Smash a Bank Polka” followed by Chris Hedges giving an update to his lawsuit against Barack Obama and Leon Panetta. Virginia Rasmussen offers a historic perspective on the Citizens United decision. Laurence Lessig gives an inspirational speech on restoring democracy. Other speakers: Alexis from Occupy Wall Street, Camille Rivera, and Amy Muldoon. The video ends with the Rude Mechanical Orchestra finishing of their song.
Want more rage? We’ve got eleven charts that show how the superrich spoil it for the rest of us.
In the past 20 years, the US economy has grown nearly 60 percent. This huge increase in productivity is partly due to automation, the internet, and other improvements in efficiency. But it’s also the result of Americans working harder—often without a big boost to their bottom lines. Oh, and meanwhile, corporate profits are up 20 percent.
Enjoy an insightful interview with Kalle Lasn, the publisher of Adbusters. Many Occupiers don’t realize that OWS was initially conceived by Adbusters which is an anti-consumer culture magazine, based in Vancouver. Lasn discusses the direction he believes OWS will go in, during 2012.
The Occupy Movement’s stated goal for the holiday is to continue “Martin Luther King’s quest for economic justice through non-violent The Occupy Movement’s stated goal for the holiday is to continue “Martin Luther King’s quest for economic justice through non-violent actions”. And they’re doing so with the help of the newly launch group “Occupy the Dream” which consists a coalition of African American church groups affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement. They have called for a National Day of Action today to protest the Fed. Uploaded by TheAlyonaShow on Jan 17, 2012