Author Archives: mark adams

The War College

This morning, I read a heartbreaking story on Al Jazeera America about a mother who is bewildered by the death of her son in Syria. As the report goes, her son, an orthopedic surgeon from the UK, went to Syria to help with the humanitarian crisis there. On a routine trip to change money, he […]

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The Inevitable Insurrection

Originally a piece I had written last year, I had subsequently taken it down after hearing that certain Occupy activists were concerned with the content. It was also denied publication on the movement website, OccupyWallStreet.net. Since then, I have decided that throughout history, the one thing that stood the test of time, the one weapon […]

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Next Stop, Simferopol

If you haven’t been keeping an eye on the situation in Kiev, well, you should. There is yet another post-modern revolution taking place (has taken place) and the implications are dire. What started as indignation against the government’s refusal to take European Union handouts, the benefit being potential recognition as a member-state down the road, […]

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With a capital “V”

For many Anarchists, reform is a bad word. Thou shalt not speak of change, but rather building anew. For a minority, destroying capitalism is literal, not figurative. Though I am not one to judge fellow radicals, I have evolved in my critique of “what is” and have refined my rhetoric. There is no community without […]

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good for business, bad for mother earth

at a meeting of red lake chippewa indians and allies at the sacred fire on tuesday, the community came to consensus that since enbridge had failed to stop the flow of petroleum through the pipelines under red lake land, an escalation in tactics was needed. typically, if there are vehicles, camp fires or other manifestations […]

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in defense of mother earth

there is a battle brewing in the woods of northern minnesota. over sixty years ago, a greedy oil corporation buried multiple petroleum pipelines under land belonging to the sovereign red lake indian nation without obtaining permission. this was a blatant violation of law and of the sovereignty of the red lake band of chippewa indians. […]

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on privilege and legacy

the issue of privilege has been talked about, and been talked about in the movement. it is an important discussion to have. and one that raises awareness. there are many who are privileged through race, wealth, access and sex. it isn’t a light topic and definitely not one to be had over a cup of […]

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spring is in the air

lots going on in occupy. from the unholy wedding of corporations to people, to the mass rally a day ago in washington. occupy is in the news. maybe not cnn, but trust me, we’re there. so what do we do with this momentum. occupy sandy was what we needed to bring us together and get […]

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Party like it’s 1987

No seriously, 1987. That’s when the global stock market collapse happened. More precisely, Monday October 19, also known as Black Monday. So what do radical cheerleaders, super heroes, guitar wielding rabble rousers and clown armies have in common ? Well, intersections of course! On Black Monday, more commonly referred to as #s17, affinity and action […]

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Autonomous is Victory

Been to one of the weekly #BlackMonday meetings and wondered what the fuck was going on ? Well, join the club! But hey, at least we’re trying, right? Consensus can be a long, drawn out process. And everything about Black Monday is special to us. Originally, the call was made for September 17 to be […]

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