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No longer citizens

Matt Taibbi calls it right: But it seems to me that if you’re broke enough that you’re not paying any income tax, you’ve got nothing but skin in the game. You’ve got it all riding on how well America works. You can’t afford private security: you need to depend on the police. You can’t afford […]

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Strike this

SFPD sergeant Peter Thoshinsky (helmet #2197) is recorded walking the police line, ordering his officers, “If they do not do what you tell them, strike them.”

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How it goes down

Not even working for Fox can save you: I watched as the LAPD destroyed a pop-up canopy tent that, until that moment, had been serving as Occupy LA’s First Aid and Wellness tent, in which volunteer health professionals gave free medical care to absolutely anyone who requested it. As it happens, my family had personally […]

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The long slow road to having nothing worth defending

The long slow road.

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Torch, pitchfork, tar, feathers. Check.

Fire Bernanke. Fire Geithner. No one who has ever worked at GS should ever be allowed to work in government again. They shouldn’t be allowed to show their face in public, but I’ll settle for barring them from government. And when I say “fire,” I mean “arrest.” If you’re too big to fail, you’re too […]

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This is what it looks like, today

If for some reason you think this is justified, you can watch the whole thing. Your right to peaceably assemble for the redress of grievances, and how you may do it, and what you may say, will be defined by the police power of the state, backed by its political establishment and the business elite. […]

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This is how it looks

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First they negated the fourth, now it’s the first

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Charles P. Pierce says it better than I: Your right […]

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Thirteen bits of OWS wisdom

If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard […] Success requires hard work, but so does working three jobs just to keep your family fed, and the latter usually precludes the former. Lots of self-made people forget that there’s a fair amount of, well, […]

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