Save the Climate or Save Capitalism? | #FloodWallStreet Dispatch

On Monday, moments before about 3,000 Flood Wall Street protesters stepped off from Battery Park at the Southern tip of Manhattan for what was sure to be a more raucous and less predictable affair that the overwhelming positive People’s Climate March on Sunday, I asked Adam Clayton-Muller of Idle No More what was essential for society to effectively address climate change. “The root problem,” Thomas-Muller told me “is Capitalism. We are popularizing the fact that we are having a conversation about the radial redistribution of land and wealth on Mother Earth and I think Flood Wall Street has an opportunity to use this as a global teaching moment about that reality.” Like many Flood Wall Street participants, Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men had conflicting feelings about the Peoples’ Climate March, telling me: “I found it a little disturbing that all these people think they are doing something by showing up for the march. It’s good. It gets attention. But if that is where it ends - if that is all there is, then it’s useless.”

Protesting Illegal in Australia?

Originally Posted at PopularResistance.org http://youtu.be/_q7tzbBHYsY Last week, the Legislative Council of Victoria passed the Summary Offence Act 2013, which outlaws the right to protest in Victoria, by a vote of 20-18. Several activists involved in the Tunnel Picket protests were arrested during in Parliament as the voting was taking place. One of those activists, Sean [...]

Which Side Are You On? (Second Line Band @ Occupy Boston 12/8/11)

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