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The Death Blow for British Coal - In These Times
"New revelations have surfaced about police brutality in Thatcher’s 1984 battle with miners."
law  protests  legal  unions  country(GreatBritain)  1980s  labor  oppression 
december 2012 by tsuomela
Revealed: How the FBI Coordinated the Crackdown on Occupy | Common Dreams
"New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent"
occupy  law  protests  legal  oppression 
december 2012 by tsuomela
When a lack of anger reveals a lack of love
But most anger is not caused by or directed at “an opinion contrary to your own.” Most anger is a response to and a response against something less abstract and more tangible, actual and factual: Injustice, oppression, harm, cruelty, pain, deprivation, suffering, want, intimidation, bullying, tyranny, evil.
In response to and response against such harms, anger is not irrational, it is obligatory. It is precisely “what the evidence warrants.” Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2012/07/19/when-a-lack-of-anger-reveals-a-lack-of-love/
emotion  anger  injustice  oppression  psychology  opposition 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Noahpinion: The liberty of local bullies
I have often remarked in the past how libertarianism - at least, its modern American manifestation - is not really about increasing liberty or freedom as an average person would define those terms. An ideal libertarian society would leave the vast majority of people feeling profoundly constrained in many ways. This is because the freedom of the individual can be curtailed not only by the government, but by a large variety of intermediate powers like work bosses, neighborhood associations, self-organized ethnic movements, organized religions, tough violent men, or social conventions. In a society such as ours, where the government maintains a nominal monopoly on the use of physical violence, there is plenty of room for people to be oppressed by such intermediate powers, whom I call "local bullies."
libertarianism  libertarian  ideology  power  control  oppression  freedom 
december 2011 by tsuomela

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