Revolutionary Reading: David Graeber’s Debt

The revolutionary reading group is meeting for the first time, ever, on Wednesday, February 29 at 7:00pm in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s conference room: Electronic Frontier Foundation 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 EFF is within walking distance of the 16th Street/Mission BART station. We will be reading and discussing the first half of David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5000 Years (Melville House, July 2011).  The book is available online in PDF form. RSVP to David Johnson. 21681


Indefinite detention for U.S. citizens – We need to act now – this threatens us all.

This is of the up most important – Congress is trying to put though a bill that will allow government, and our military, to detain U.S. citizens INDEFINITELY WITHOUT TRAIL.  Please at the least spread this around – sign the petition, call congress and the senate. And if you can get to Occupy Oakland, please make banners & boards speaking out against this, demanding that we remain a democracy.  This new bill, if it goes through and isn’t veto’d, threatens us all, it’s so broad, any one of us … Continued


Are you willing to look in the mirror?

I know that most of the people who begin to read this will not have the balls to finish it because they fear their own reality and the actual truth. I am going to post a video link here that I have knowingly spammed to numerous comments here in hopes that some of you are actually willing to take a good long look in the mirror. You see, you all complain about things you think are wrong and your choice is to protest. The problem is however most of you are … Continued


Positive Thoughts About the Occupy Movements

My positive thoughts about the many OWS type movements are collected in the articles listed below. The hope is that some of these thoughts may help young and active participants to develop better ideas of their own. These articles were also written to refute many of the criticisms of the Occupy Movement (OM), and to push back on the hostility of “the establishment” to OM. At my blog ( I show links to videos and articles by others, which go deeper into the financial and economic roots of the crisis … Continued



#14Ja: World day of popular assemblies   Since May 15, 2011 a movement unprecedented in form and substance challenges the”representative democracy”. This movement has spread from Spain around the world despite the countless media manipulation and police repression. The probability of a global revolution has rarely been this strong. Democracy is a political system where the “people” have the power. The words “representative democracy” are operations to make us believe that we are a democracy. But we have never lived in democracy; freedom of expression is not enough. In our political system, the masses give all power to a minority, without any control. The … Continued


Open Questions for the Former Occupiers of the Former Traveler’s Aid Society

I appreciate your willingness to speak.  Dialogue is one thing that distinguishes civil disobedience & direct action from crime & thuggery. At the moment, I do not think your actions were an Occupation. I think what you did was an Exploitation. I am telling you what I think, & the questions I have, in hopes of changing your mind, or learning from your answers. While you were moving in library books (but not food, water, toilets, or any other essentials for an actual Occupation?), the tens of thousands of people … Continued


Links to 2 in-depth articles on Occupy Protests

Following are links to two in-depth articles that deal with the most fundamental questions, problems and solutions, and strategy and tactics of the 2011 American Protests (Occupy Protests).  These need to be reviewed and considered for the creation of goals, agenda, strategy, and tactics.   1.   2. 3346