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Mario Savio “The Machine Speech” on The Sproul Hall Steps, December 2, 1964

Plus ça change… [Audio: English; Transcript: below] h/t Move.on for the transcript: “There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious—makes you so sick at heart—that you can’t take part. You can’t even passively take part. And … Continue reading

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all power to the people

Plus ça change… photo by Diana Davies She could be a present day Occupy protester! Except, perhaps, for the cigarrette in hand 🙂 This photo was taken in 1970! This is as much info as I could find about the … Continue reading

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la puerta del sol

[Audio: Spanish] Este era el aspecto que presentaba la Puerta del Sol de Madrid a las 20.30 de la tarde de este 15 de octubre. Miles de indignados accedían a la emblemática plaza desde la calle Alcalá y otras calles … Continue reading

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freedom of expression, freedom to dance?

[Audio: probably voices, etc] I’m told at one point one of the police officers asks one of the videotapers if they have a “permit” for that. This happened two weeks ago, following a court ruling banning dancing at memorials (a … Continue reading

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late night humor: spit polished

We all know how it is these days — you don’t dare read the comments on various news items for fear of permanent damage to your blood pressure, etc. OTOH, there are those occasional remarks that really deserve to be … Continue reading

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Global Protests & Uprisings Maps Time-Lapse

[Audio:? (not needed)] I feel much better about not having been able to keep up with the last few months of protests! Note that this is up to March 7, so the recent unrest in Syria and Libya isn’t reflected. … Continue reading

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US UNCUT

No, not some kind of porn movie. 😉 I know, that’s what I thought when I started seeing #ukuncut on twitter. But UK Uncut was much more interesting than that when I started reading up on it, and I wrote … Continue reading

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this n that

Really a lot of stuff going on in MENA right now, it’s almost impossible to keep up. Key countries: Libya – la terre brûlée: Looks like on the cusp of civil war, as Ghadaffi is responding with extreme violence to … Continue reading

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