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Thursday, October 27, 2011

The World Goes 'Round

While I've spent my time activising, the rest of the world has been spinning like a top.

People are protesting in China! Good for them!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9916536

Protesters surround the Oakland, CA City Hall after a protesting vet was seriously attacked by police there:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/27/oakland-police-protest-wounding-veteran
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/26/occupy-oakland-veteran-critical-condition

The NYC Occupiers march in sympathy:
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/26/2011-10-26_occupy_wall_street_protesters_in_nyc_proclaim_solidarity_with_demonstrators_in_o.html

More bad police in NYC:
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/27/2011-10-27_i_was_held_prisoner_for_five_days_at_a_brooklyn_police_station_after_getting_sho.html

Bangkok is in trouble:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/27/bangkok-floods-river-threatens-burst

Gaddafi's driver talks:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/26/gaddafi-driver-interview

It's Rocky time again:
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/galleries/rocky_horror_picture_show_where_are_they_now/rocky_horror_picture_show_where_are_they_now.html

Our hometown theatre is back in business after Irene, and tonight is Rocky Night:
http://www.latchis.com/indexTheater.php
(they have Paranormal 3, too)

There's some good seasonal radio to listen to:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4extra/programmes/genres/drama/current

And my friend Lise has written a really good piece on "What the Protesters Want"
http://www.ibrattleboro.com/article.php/20111026185238938

3 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

You have to feel sorry for someone who just sees things on the surface and never looks any deeper..."I believed them when they told me we were fighting bad men"..how childlike and simplistic ....or.... how devious. Hard to tell.

Austan said...

Lawless- the Nuremburg defense includes claiming to not know better... we'll never know.

paulg said...

Lise's piece was very good.

I highly recommend seeing this youtuber of Greg Palast talking to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about Goldman Sachs and OWS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEliOHRO5yI