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Canada: Elections: all we can hope for?
north america / mexico | miscellaneous | opinion / analysis Tuesday November 25, 2008 21:49 by Scott Neigh - Common Cause - Linchpin 6
Election season. It's a sad time.
Elections are neither nothing nor everything. Within narrow bounds, we get to choose -- criminally narrow bounds that mean they cannot touch the things that mean life or death, more suffering or less suffering, for many, but can make small but real changes that mean life or death, more suffering or less suffering, for others. It would be politically foolish and morally dubious to ignore that.
In the U.S., the choice is between a neoliberal and a complete maniac -- not good and evil, but not quite tweedledum and tweedledee. It may not matter in exactly the way the hype machine claims that Obama is the first African American nominee for a major party – perhaps the first African American president, a single generation after the fall of Jim Crow – but it definitely matters. In terms of policy impacts, a modest drop in people who lack health care; management of empire that might result in a small decrease in body count; small efforts to safeguard the ability some women in the U.S. currently have to get an abortion when they need one; small but non-trivial efforts to reduce some kinds of poverty for some people; a few of the intrusions by the national security state (but only a few) rolled back; maybe even small reductions in the barriers workers' face in organizing: I doubt all of these things will happen, but I suspect a few will if Obama is elected. Small in comparison to the scale of the problems? Sure. Real impacts on real lives despite that? Yup. And because of that, it matters. At the same time, empire will roll on undisturbed, the bodies of poor and working-class people of colour in the so-called third world will continue to be sacrificed on the alter of capitalism, rising poverty will increase suffering and early death in the global north as well, workers and communities will still have little control over our work and the economy, sexual violence will remain endemic, and white supremacy and patriarchy will continue to be fundamental organizing principles of our lives even if Obama wins. And that matters too. A lot.
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Canada: Anarchists scapegoats for RBC arson 23:53 Sat 22 May 0 comments
Despite widespread claims by the media, there is no indication that the recent "firebombing" of an RBC bank branch in Ottawa was carried out by "anarchists".
A New Center of Trauma? 18:40 Sat 01 May 0 comments
This article is commentary on a proposed trauma center at Kendall Regional Medical Center in South Florida, USA.
Common Action General Assembly Report 11:40 Wed 30 Sep 0 comments
From Saturday, September 19th to Sunday, September 20th members of the anarchist organization Common Action met in Seattle, WA for our fifth general assembly. Common Action members from Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia were in attendance. There was an incredible amount for us to talk about, vote on and brainstorm together! We also had several skill shares and open working group meetings.
San Francisco Transit Fight 08:19 Wed 07 Sep 0 comments
Despite heavy police presence at major bus transfer points, at least a
Demonstration against the Capitalists! 05:24 Thu 09 Jun 0 comments
THE RICH ARE SHOWING OFF DOWNTOWN. LET'S WALK AGAINST CAPITALISM!
The Illusion of Choice Oct 02 0 comments
The 2012 presidential election is fast approaching and Americans will participate in this ritual of voting for a member of the Democratic Party or Republican Party. This is almost the same as deciding to have Coca-Cola or Pepsi. Democrats and Republicans are constantly arguing and promoting their liberal and conservative views (just different sides of the same corrupt coin). This is merely a show this two party system is owed by the same corporatist elites and funded by the same internationally bankers. They may have different tone, but over all they are both practically the same one comes in a blue can and the other one in a red can, but when those cans are open they both contain the same substance. [Italiano]
Some Objections To Occupy May 1st Apr 24 1 comments
A short list of objections to the May 1st general strike effort within the Occupy movement and some responses to them.
Crash the tea parties! Mar 28 17 comments
On April 15th thousands of right-wingers will attend rallies in cities and towns across the United States.
Some remarks about Obama & Co. Jan 23 1 comments
For anarchists, in particular, his administration represents little more than a “change” (!) of the guard which, in every other respect than his skin, is 100% typical of U.S. politics. What is extraordinary is not so much Obama himself—Obama as a politician—but rather the unusual political context.
Chomsky - the Vote in USA Elections Oct 28 2 comments
As a known anarchist, I was asked for my views on the Chomsky interview contained below. In it he mentions or deals with the options you have to weigh up prior to voting in the current US presidential election.more >>