May 25, 2014
National Front wins European parliament elections in France

This is very, very, very bad news, folks. If you are any kind of minority, or have any friends who are, take notice! The Nazi’s just swept the EU elections in France. VERY, VERY, BAD.

There is a trend of these far-right nationalist parties seizing power all over Europe right now. We’ve seen this before, and we know where it leads.

Worse still, in Ukraine, at least, we are financing the neo-azis (the faction i Ukraine the US and….uhhhhhh….Germany are allied with are basically the Ukrainian Nazi party.  We made this same mistake before, remember? Our banks then, our banks now, are financing the rise of people who put people like me and most of the people I associate with into gas chambers and made lampshades, candles, and soap out of our dead bodies.

You don’t have to be Jewish to be their target - any difference at all will do Socialists, Anarchists, Arabs, Africans, LGBT, Gypsies (which I’ll assume icludes hippies, punks,  and ravers nowadays) outspoken liberals and progressives, anything that doesn’t swing to the goosestep twostep dance. That could mean you, it could mean your friends, it could mean your family, your kids.

I have no idea what to do to stop this, but if you ever needed a reason to pull out of a commercial bank and into a credit union or something like Amalgamated, this should be it. It was the bankers then, it’s the bankers now. None of that has changed. Whether we’ve learned anything since then is about to be tested. If we don’t pass with 100% on the test, we fail completely, and that failure is probably going to be fatal.

Don’t kid yourself that this can’t happen here. It can, and it will if you blow off politics, and by politics I don’t just mean voting. I mean organizing, I mean protesting, I mean boycotting (everything french made just fell of my can-buy list) and spending a couple hours a day keeping up to date on the latest actions,

Look, I know politics stinks, I hate it myself. I was a political activist full time in the 1980’s, and when I quit and went back to having a life I never missed it, until the Occupy movement dragged me back in.

The the thing is, this isn’t about petty issues any more. It’s not simply about income inequality, it’s life and death. Your life, your death. If that’s not worth a couple hours a day, what is?

May 25, 2014
xkcd: Installing

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May 16, 2014
More of the big rally. We are VERY orange. Orange you sorry you  missed this?

More of the big rally. We are VERY orange. Orange you sorry you  missed this?

May 16, 2014
Part of the big rally by the main FCC building entrance. We have signs! Listen to us!

Part of the big rally by the main FCC building entrance. We have signs! Listen to us!

May 16, 2014
A nice group photo op for Mr. Wheeler…..Doesn’t he look sincere, boys and girls?

A nice group photo op for Mr. Wheeler…..Doesn’t he look sincere, boys and girls?

May 15, 2014
My face and the back of FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s head!


Wednesday at the FCC head(ahem!)quarters. Tom Wheeler came down to tell us how much he supports net neutrality, and then screws us the following day.

I just got back from DC and I’m bushed. I’ll have some more coherent things to say after I’ve slept.

Goodnight.

May 15, 2014
Live stream of today's FCC meeting

Apologies to all - the FCC live stream will begin @ 10:30

May 14, 2014
Now here’s something you don’t see every day! FCC chairman Tom Wheeler came down to our camp and had a real face to face talk with us! 

Can you imagine if, say, Tim Geithner or Eric Holder had done this in Zuccotti Park? This, dear friends, is how democracy is supposed to work.

We had a good talk, and I really felt that he actually listened. I am cautiously optimistic. 

One thing he said that I liked a lot: he’s going to put forth several proposals, he said, and would like to then hear back from us. I then said, would you be willing to put this to a vote of the internets users? He said yes. 

Anybody got some good voting software? I think he may have actually meant it.

Now here’s something you don’t see every day! FCC chairman Tom Wheeler came down to our camp and had a real face to face talk with us!

Can you imagine if, say, Tim Geithner or Eric Holder had done this in Zuccotti Park? This, dear friends, is how democracy is supposed to work.

We had a good talk, and I really felt that he actually listened. I am cautiously optimistic.

One thing he said that I liked a lot: he’s going to put forth several proposals, he said, and would like to then hear back from us. I then said, would you be willing to put this to a vote of the internets users? He said yes.

Anybody got some good voting software? I think he may have actually meant it.

May 14, 2014
Some FCC folks stopped to chat with us. See, THIS is why you occupy - because you can actually get up close & personal with people.

Some FCC folks stopped to chat with us. See, THIS is why you occupy - because you can actually get up close & personal with people.

May 14, 2014
This what imminent victory looks like

Hmmmm…

I think we’re going to win this one.

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