Violence is not the issue. I donít think it ever was. Not back in the day when the Weather Underground blew up toilets in the Capitol Building and not today as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) flips out over SUVs and condominiums. Revolution isnít a leather-jacket tactic radicals adopt Ė it is a transformation of the whole society made by millions. It can be violent, but itís not about violence. And itís definitely not, as the old saying goes, a dinner party.
Despite fierce criticism from most democratically progressive quarters in Sweden, the local Indymedia team takes the unprecedented step of unilaterally scrapping the Open Publishing Policy that has shaped the network internationally since its founding. It is still unclear whether the founders of Indymedia (USA) will let the rogue Swedish editors continue to call themselves "Indymedia".
After a spirited strike vote on October 29, Courtyard Nursing Care Center workers reached a tentative agreement with management last Friday that preserves 100 percent employer-paid individual health insurance.
Emerging markets like Brazil, India, and Mexico should not strive for a mythical free-market economy (which never existed, nor follow the encomiums of US special interests -- for they preach free markets but rely on the government to advance their aims.