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Dam Project Threat Still Looms Large in Chilean Patagonia

I reached the northern terminus of southern Chile’s Carretera Austral last week, just after Tuesday slid into Wednesday. All things...

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Slovenia Comes of Age – Government Sites Targeted by Anonymous

When Slovenia signed on to Acta last week, did they actually think nobody would notice? Or maybe just hoping that most of Anonymous’s...

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Ljubljana’s ‘Boj Za’ Camp, Day 7 (LJ Pics of the Day)

Here are a few shots taken about an hour ago of the gradually growing camp of demonstrators in the plaza in front of Ljubljana’s...

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#OWS – ‘Where do we go from here?’

That’s impossible to predict but the impact has already become quite real. Here’s a beautiful little film, a well-spent...

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Ljubljana’s ‘Boj Za’ Camp, Day 5 + Occupy Tibdits

Quick update on the Boj Za occupation of the plaza in front of Ljubljana’s Stock Exchange: Demonstrators spent a fourth straight...

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OccupyLjubljana vidblog

Here’s a quick (semi) rough cut of yesterday’s 15 October demonstrations here in Ljubljana, complete with a...

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#OccupyLjubljana Notebook.

Here’s a few dozen images from today’s #OccupyLjubljana demonstrations in the Slovenian capital, and a few scattered notes: The crowd...

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‘Are we all in the same boat?’ – #occupyLjubljana update

That was the title of a talk given last night by Slovenian philosopher and sociologist Igor Pribac, who clearly believes that we’re...

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Zizek at #OccupyWallStreet open forum + a Foxnews.com poll

Here are a couple of videos of Slovenian philosopher and critic Slavoj Žižek‘s talk at the #OccupyWallstreet open forum yesterday....

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#occupywallstreet – Please stop circulating bogus demonstration photos

Friends, I’m with you. And so are lots and lots of others. So please stop circulating bogus photoshopped pics, like the one below,...

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Massive protests in Cairo today

And elsewhere around Egypt as well. Very uncommon scenes for Egypt where little dissent is tolerated. The screencap above is of some guys...

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A Week in the Life of Julian Assange

All things considered, it’s difficult to imagine that any organization, and by default, its face, has ever had such a week....

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Old Radicals.

I heard the sad news a few days ago of the tragic passing of Art Gish, a lifelong peace activist from Athens, Ohio. During my years in...

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The politics of coincidence.

Or is it the other way around? On his blog ‘Ej stari‘ a few weeks ago –on 24 July, actually– Lorax suggested that...

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