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Entries by Randall Amster from 11/2011

Pax Occupata

| Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Everyone's a bard, and all the world's a stage. The curtain is finally closing on the old order, and a new paradigm of peace is being hewn from the colossus.

Power to the Peaceful: Holding Space as OWS Camps Come Under Assault

| Posted 11.17.2011 | San Francisco

Tents can be dismantled and people can be imprisoned, but ideals and values are indelible. Holding on, holding fast, holding space -- all transcend mere physical location and the impetus of control.

Tangled Up in Blue: Can There Be Solidarity Between Activists and Police?

| Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

The police, as a class, are generally in the 99 percent -- and while they often do their bidding for the 1 percent, many of them have cultural and economic roots that are more closely aligned with those against whom they are being asked to use force.