OTHER NEWS: Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net

     Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net   By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2013 (IPS) – With the richest one percent of the population now owning 40 percent of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just one percent, inequality is fast being recognised …

Is American Nonviolence Possible?

        Is American Nonviolence Possible?   By TODD MAY* – The New York Times The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence. – Martin Luther King Jr.   We are steeped in violence.   This past week was of course a searing reminder: Monday’s bombing …

Discussing the Assemblies and Consensus of #OccupyWallStreet (2): Consensus is not Self-Management

Discussing the Assemblies and Consensus of #OccupyWallStreet (2): Consensus is not Self-Management Excerpted from Michael Albert: “In Greece and Spain, a single message predominated. It had nothing to do with analyses of capitalism or other analytic focuses. Instead, Greek and Spanish activists reported that they had massive assemblies in widespread …