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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 night camped out on Tuesday. Despite the onset of crappy weather --rain today, and snow on the way--  the numbers attending the daily workshops and those spending the night are actually steadily growing. PopTV reports…
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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 not. Speaking before a group of some 80 people at the University of Ljubljana's Faculty of Philosophy ahead of Saturday's #OccupyLjubljana gathering in the Slovenian capital's Kongresni Trg, Pribac noted how the…
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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 standing down a water canon. Watch the full video here. Inpsired by Tunisians who were in turn inspired by Wikileaks, the protests coincided with a national holiday celebrating the achievements of the police…
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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 Athens, I learned a…
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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 it's perhaps time for mayors and municipalities in Slovenia to follow the lead of some North American cities and eliminate the use of bottled water from their offices.   Just over a week later --on 3 August-- Lorax followed up to …
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