Archive for February, 2012

Shackdweller Statecraft

By on 02/29/2012 in Uncategorized with No Comments

Although you’ll have to wait a little longer to see Dear Mandela, the fine documentary about shackdweller struggles in South Africa, a recently-released companion short is well worth watching, especially today.

A FISH IN A TIN — a companion short to the documentary film DEAR MANDELA from Sleeping Giant on Vimeo.

Today, shackdwellers are taking their municipality to court. The government evicted poor residents from their homes, and threw them into transit camps, where they live ‘like a fish in a tin’, waiting for more permanent housing that never comes. It’s not easy to make the state behave in ways that aren’t like a state. But this is shackdweller statecraft.

Full press release on today’s news below. Keep Reading »

Missed this on #F27 #OccupyOur…

By on 02/28/2012 in Via Twitter with No Comments

Missed this on #F27 #OccupyOurFoodSupply by the ever splendid Eric Holt-Gimenez of @FoodFirstOrg http://t.co/hFmsbmM1

How do you confront an organiz…

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How do you confront an organization as a morally numb as @Publix? With compassion. http://t.co/usKjReZS #Publix #lkld @ciw

RT @michaelpollan: Occupy Our …

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RT @michaelpollan: Occupy Our Food Supply: strong piece from Christopher Cook http://t.co/lGeogemg

RT @DougHenwood @BloombergNews…

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RT @DougHenwood @BloombergNews: Rich people are more likely to lie, steal and cheat | http://t.co/pWKnZn8j

#F27 #OccupyOurFoodSupply glob…

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#F27 #OccupyOurFoodSupply global day of action is here! 60+ Occupy groups 30+ orgs 1000′s of #food activists http://t.co/DHAndDii

RT @dominique_e_ R.I.P.Jean Ri…

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RT @dominique_e_ R.I.P.Jean Ristil Persecuted Haitian Photojournalist Speaks Out: Jean Ristil & Cité Soleil http://t.co/l7M34RMm #Haiti

And here’s *how* to #OccupyFo…

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And here’s *how* to #OccupyFoodSupply on #F27 http://t.co/TUdUnhEA @ran #OWS

RT @NaomiStarkman: New @Civil …

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RT @NaomiStarkman: New @Civil Eats: Why We Must #Occupy Our Food Supply http://t.co/WT0fb2cr by @annalappe and @willienelson

Save the Greeks from their Sav…

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Save the Greeks from their Saviours http://t.co/pqsoWse4