Tag Archives: OWS

Peter Linebaugh addresses “the commons” at Occupy Ypsi teach-in

Our Occupy Ypsi teach-in on Saturday went really well. Hopefully, at some point in the near future, I’ll have an opportunity to go into everything that was covered. For the time being, though, I wanted to share this video of historian Peter Linebaugh addressing the group. The following will hardly do Peter justice, but here […]

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On not getting punched in the nose for the Occupation on Black Friday

A couple of days ago, AnnArbor.com ran a story about the Occupy actions planned for Black Friday. I was quoted in the piece, as I’d announced that my friend Jeff and I would be walking around Ypsi with signs, in solidarity with the folks in Ann Arbor and Detroit, who were going into big box […]

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Occupy Ann Arbor mic checks Wal-Mart on Black Friday

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Occupy Black Friday actions planned in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit

I’m torn on the concept of Buy Nothing Day. I love the idea of taking a day to remind ourselves that there’s more to life than blind consumption, but, at the same time, I sympathize with our small, locally owned retailers, who could really use the business. At any rate, I thought that I should […]

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Newt Gingrich tells dirty OWS hippies to get jobs, take baths

I know that I should’t waste any more effort thinking about the candidacy of Newt Gingrich, as it’s doubtful that he’ll remain at the front of the Republican pack for much longer, but I found the following footage of Gingrich, appearing on-stage in Iowa, so offensive that I couldn’t just let it go without comment… […]

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