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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 19 2014
Jeb Bush yesterday strongly suggested he was running for President in 2016. If he wins the GOP nomination, it is highly likely that his opponent for the presidency would be Hillary Clinton. Having someone who is the brother of one former president and the son of another run...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 19 2014
​Travellers on a site near Exeter are now officially squatting the land they've been living on for 13 years. The New Traveller site on Haldon Hill, dubbed "Middle Tree" by the people who live there, has been tolerated by authorities since its foundation. However, all that's...
Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 19 2014
On December 15, 2014, a 24-hour general strike brought Belgium to a standstill as trade unions shutdown airports, trains, ports, highways, shops, factories, schools and government offices. The December 15th strike was the first general strike in Belgium since 1993 and was...
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Andrew Butler rated In Solidarity - En Solidaridad 4.5 stars on Dec 18 2014
Andrew Butler rated Everything Is Connected 4 stars on Dec 18 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 17 2014
Editors Note: Last week, YES! magazine published an article by Fania Davis, director of a restorative justice center and sister of civil rights activist Angela Davis, called “This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 17 2014
Alternatives germinate at the margins, sending cracks into the hardest things to change. Paved-over utopias, rise up like Weeds! They may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are everywhere and yet unseen. And the more they get stepped on, the stronger they grow...
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Andrew Butler rated Rap News 30: The New World Order 5 stars on Dec 16 2014
Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 16 2014
The interactions between wildlife and the physical planet are more complex and fascinating than we could ever have imagined. I can hear you muttering already: he’s completely lost it this time. He’s written a 2,000-word article on whale poo. I admit that at first it might be...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 16 2014
If you haven’t been living in a cave, you have heard that Greenpeace stenciled a message at the Nazca Lines, one of the world’s most historic cultural sites, last week. After unfurling canvass saying “TIME FOR CHANGE! The Future Is Renewable” in yellow at an ancient, sacred...
Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 15 2014
No piece of art or entertainment has meant more to me than "Star Trek." It continues to have a profound effect on my life and the manner in which I perceive the world around me. The half century of philosophical and metaphysical musculature stands as one of the most robust...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 15 2014
After Officer Darren Wilson shot teenager Michael Brown dead this summer, Ferguson, Missouri, erupted with outrage, compassion and street protests. The response from many corners of the commentariat was predictable: condemnations of those "bad elements" among the protesters...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 15 2014
In her theory of change known as 'emergence', the academic scholar Margaret Wheatley reminds us that: "The world doesn't change one person at a time. It changes as networks of relationships form among people who share a common cause and vision of what's possible." Emulating...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 15 2014
These days, it seems like everyone with a stake in racial justice is out on the streets. Students in high schools across the country, including my daughter, responded to the call for #HandsUpWalkOut at her high school on December 1. My Twitter feed is filled with pictures and...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 14 2014
For the third year in a row, a typhoon wreaked havoc on the Philippines during a Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In 2012, during the UNFCCC COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, Typhoon Bopha, the strongest ever to hit...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 14 2014
Since the civil rights movement, white people have exploited every opportunity to conceal their colonialist legacy and longstanding (ab)use of white supremacist power. They’ve proven time and again that they have no interest in rectifying that history, only in dealing with...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 13 2014
"The carbon market is a mechanism to keep polluting if you’re able to pay," says Pablo Solón of the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under negotiation at the United Nations Climate Summit in Lima, Peru. Solón is Bolivia’s former ambassador to the United...
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Andrew Butler shared an image on Dec 12 2014
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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 11 2014
Since gathering in groups to use our right to free speech is perfectly legal, why do police infiltrate protest movements with undercover cops? Why not simply police these events in uniform? Maybe it’s because police officers — or at least their police chiefs — are inclined...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 11 2014
At first glance, these images look like like photos of glaciers and icebergs afloat on tranquil and frigid seas. The truth is somewhat more interesting, however – they’re enormous soft pastel finger drawings by U.S. artist Zaria Forman. Forman’s works (which we wrote about...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 10 2014
They're shamelessly greedy, they're tearing apart communities and they're one of the main drivers of exploding levels of inequality. Bankers? Tax dodgers? Actually it's property developers. If they continue in this way argues Owen Jones, soon housing will become a luxury...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 10 2014
Do barriers actually help against migration? Immigration is both a problem and a solution for millions of people. Looking for jobs or fleeing conflicts people are constantly on the move. Europe and the US are the major destinations for those migrants and they protect...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 9 2014
THE DISPOSSESSED is a classic of science fiction, and also one of the few novels, of any description, which deals honestly and openly with anarchist ideas, and, for this reason, is one of the most oft-cited influences on anarchists today. To be honest, I wouldn't bother...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 9 2014
The blockbuster that cost £60,0000,0000,000 to make! So bad it should be illegal.  There are times when it's necessary to fight against things that have become so wrong that they should no longer be. For too long now, the political elite have had their heads buried in the...
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Andrew Butler rated 5 Tips For Being An Ally 5 stars on Dec 8 2014
Andrew Butler rated Ferguson Redux 5 stars on Dec 8 2014
Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 8 2014
This summer Israel launched its bloodiest ever massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza strip. More than 2,190 Palestinians were killed as Israel deliberately targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure. But 2014 also saw unprecedented levels of solidarity with the...
Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 7 2014
Mike Brown. Tamir Rice. Akai Gurley. Daniel Levitt. Kimani Grey. Remi Fraisse. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. Mike Brown. They want us to forget.  Every day there's so much input, some new crisis, some new information, some new screen. Another man or woman killed by the police, and...
Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 7 2014
You know shit is getting crazy when even MTV's viral-video sex educator is like: let's talk about riots. Yesterday, Laci Greene posted this short video "Is Ferguson like Mockingjay?" In a clever bait and switch, Laci entices us with The Hunger Games, and then 30 seconds in...
Andrew Butler added a video on Dec 6 2014
Music video for The King Blues track 'The Streets Are Ours'. We have tried to convey the idea of reclaiming the streets, anarchy and revolt.
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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 6 2014
Anarchists are part of the global conversation on what’s broken in the world, but when things really fall apart—like with the current Ebola outbreak—is the state the only answer? How might a stateless society respond to a challenge like this one? This article provides an...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Dec 5 2014
In the wake of the announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for shooting and killing Mike Brown, protestors across the country took to the streets in mass acts of civil disobedience, and in some cases, property damage. And so, yesterday...
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