Paradigm Subversion

Reframing the discussion

Judith Butler: As a Jew, I was taught it was ethically imperative to speak up

  • Posted on: 26 November 2011
  • By: rick

This was on the Olympia/Rafah listserve:

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Once you became "Judith Butler," we began to hear more about Jews and Jewish texts. People came to hear you speak about gender and suddenly they were faced with Gaza, divine violence. It almost felt like you had some closure on the previous matter. Is there a connection, a continuum, or is this a new phase?


U.S. banks should "undermine" Occupy protesters according to lobbying firm

  • Posted on: 19 November 2011
  • By: rick

This is from Reuters -Rick

By David Ingram

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Occupy Wall Street movement is a big enough problem for U.S. banks that they should pay for opposition research into the political motives of protesters, said a firm that lobbies for the industry.

Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford, a Washington-based firm, proposed the idea in a memo to the American Banking Association, an industry group which said on Saturday that it did not act on the idea.

The four-page memo outlined how the firm could analyze the source of protesters' money, as well as their rhetoric and the backgrounds of protest leaders.


The cop group coordinating the Occupy crackdowns

  • Posted on: 19 November 2011
  • By: rick

This was in the Bay Gaurdian -Rick
11.18.11 - 11:23 am | Shawn Gaynor |

A national group with ties to Homeland Security helped paln the Occupy Oakland busts

As cities across America evict encampments of the Occupy Wall Street movement, similarities of timing, talking points and tactics among major metropolitan mayors and police chiefs have led critics to wonder: Is some sort of national coordination going on?

The White House says there’s no federal oversight. Speaking November 15 aboard Air Force One, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said “The president’s position is that obviously every municipality has to make its own decisions about how to handle these issues.”