Tag Archives: Arab Spring

Will the assassination of Andrew Karlov in Ankara bring about World War III?

Earlier today, just as our Electors were casting their votes for Donald Trump, paving the way for the controversial reality television personality to become the 45th President of the United States, Andrew Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, was shot dead in Ankara by a young policeman who can be heard on video shouting “We […]

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What you should know about the uprising in Turkey

Saturday night, I posted something on Facebook about the recent uprisings in Turkey, expressing both my support and frustration. (My support because, from what I can tell, the people taking to the streets across the country are largely folks who, like me, are interested in fighting for secular government, and the rights of individuals to […]

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Occupy teach-in this Saturday afternoon at Woodruff’s…. Ideas for Ypsi’s occupation abound

[The following missive must have been slipped into my pocket this evening as I made my way down Michigan Avenue with my dog.] The State Capitol of Art and Activism by Occupy Ypsilanti What do GoldmanSachs, Jerry Sandusky, Michael Bloomberg, McDonald’s, Rick Snyder, The Gap, Nestle, Major League Baseball, and Mary Sue Coleman have in […]

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On the origins of Occupy Wall Street and its continued evolution

I’ve decided to spend tonight looking into the origins of the Occupy Wall Street movement. I knew that both anonymous and Adbusters played a role, but I wasn’t sure just how all of the pieces fit together… While I’m still not sure, I came across an interesting fact that I wanted to share. It seems […]

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Our thoughts tonight, as we lay safe and warm in our beds, are with the people Occupying Wall Street, as they prepare for tomorrow’s confrontation with police

As early as tomorrow morning, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be ordering riot police into Zuccotti Park to forcefully evict the hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters who have set up their base of operation there. The official line is that sanitation workers need the protesters out in order to clean the park. The […]

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