All photos are © 2011 by Eliot Tokar, whose website is http://www.tibetanmedicine.com/. Brian Tokar’s brother Eliot is interviewed about his Tibetan medicine practice at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKro_d-6nX4. More of his Wall St. photos can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuVxVDs3i68.
From our Climate SOS colleague Duff Badgley in Seattle:
For four nights in the gloom and rain we have occupied Westlake Park, the highly used public park in Seattle’s commercial core. Occupy Seattle, like Occupy Wall Street, sprang into being outside other organizations. The speed and intensity of our birthing [...]
From The New Significance, an excellent new webzine on global rebellions from former ZNet co-editor Chris Spannos. He is just back from visiting and interviewing activists across Europe, and promises continuing coverage from on the ground there, as well as in New York and elsewhere:
The author of this report [...]
The Occupy Wall Street campaign, now in its third week, has inspired a wide range of commentaries, as well as like-minded events all across the US. Here are two somewhat contrasting views from commentators I trust. Arun Gupta of New York City’s Indypendent newspaper offers a positive outlook on [...]
The Right Livelihood Award, commonly described as the “alternative Nobel Prize,” has granted one of its 2011 awards to the international research group, GRAIN. GRAIN has been in the forefront of international efforts to protect traditional agricultures and access to seeds, and describes itself as “a small international non-profit [...]
A thoughtful commentary by anthropologist and social movements scholar David Graeber in The Guardian of September 25th. One good source of daily updates is the Reader Supported News website at readersupportednews.org.
The form of resistance that has emerged looks remarkably similar to the
old global justice movement: we see [...]
Norwegian social ecologist Sveinung Legard has drawn our attention to his recent article on the New Compass website. In this piece, he aims to address some of the arguments raised in this blog last spring by writers who questioned whether it is still meaningful to raise demands for direct [...]
Here are the dates for Dan Chodorkoff’s upcoming readings from his new novel, Loisaida:
Friday, Sept. 9th, 7 PM
Two Rivers Bookstore
153 Conklin Ave.
Tuesday, Sept 20th, 7 PM
172 Allen St.
New York, NY
Thursday,Sept. 22nd, 7 PM
Wooden Shoe Books
704 South St.
The New Significance, edited by former ZNet co-editor Chris Spannos, is described as “A web magazine exploring revolutionary forces for change & autonomy in the 21st Century…” They offer both daily and weekly email newsletters highlighting important current developments. This week’s headlines include:
Thousands In Chile Take To Streets, [...]