Chomsky and Arnove to occupy SUNY New Paltz for a day | The Hudson Valley Chronic: "Yes, that’s Chomsky, as in Noam Chomsky, the famed author, philosopher and tireless critic of our nation’s sad lapse into hegemony and hubris. He and Anthony Arnove, an equally tireless filmmaker and editor whose activism on behalf of a benign socialist worldview rivals that of Chomsky, will make presentations on Sunday, Dec. 4, in Lecture Center 100 at the State University of New York at New Paltz, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. They will be doing so in tribute to the legacy and life’s work of a third giant of the modern intellectual Left: the late Howard Zinn (1922-2010). If you don’t know who he is, you shouldn’t be reading thi"
7 Days to go! Help build November 30th: "Millions of people are preparing to strike next Wednesday in defence of their pensions. We are doing all we can to support these strikes. We have produced 25,000 leaflets, printed 5,000 placards and 10,000 broadsheets with a special message to the strikers from Tony Benn. This material is being distributed round the country to the many demonstrations that will take place."
It Sure Looks Like Rural Wisconsin’s for Recall | Common Dreams: "It Sure Looks Like Rural Wisconsin’s for Recall by Margaret Krome I wasn’t expecting the reception I got on Saturday in the small southwest Wisconsin town near our family’s cabin. I walked both sides of a long residential street, taking petitions door-to-door for people to sign in support of recalling Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
In my first three houses, eight people signed. A wife apologized for making me wait, but took the petitions into another room because her husband wanted to sign.
A grandmother and her daughter stopped cleaning out toys from their house long enough to sign. “Do you know how hard his policies are on us?” the daughter asked. “And he’s tried to do even more damage than he’s done!”
Four people moving out of a house interrupted their move to sign. “Walker’s policies are costing me $200 a month,” one of them said. “You bet I’ll sign.”"
Miner 'demanded change to survey': "AN ARCHAEOLOGIST claims she deleted key sections of a survey of Aboriginal heritage sites commissioned by Fortescue Metals Group because she feared she would not be paid for the work if she did not.
Sue Singleton has written to the West Australian government saying she believed her firm, Eureka Heritage History Archaeology, would not be paid an outstanding bill of $70,000 unless she agreed to do so."
Sacred site claims considered in WA row: "Australian Greens senator Rachel Siewert on Tuesday asked the federal government about the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation's (YAC) claims sacred sites dating back thousands of years are being damaged at the Firetail mining lease in the miner's Solomon Hub project."
All I wanted was a simple change in my mobile. Add it to my Westnet landline and broadband , thought I. Now, 12 days later and the usual rigmarole of phone calls, emails and finally TIO - I am still waiting for them to PORT my number from Optus. GET A GRIP AND DON'T TELL ME TO BE NICE ABOUT IT. How hard can this one be?
Seems to have them defeated.
The one thing I am happy about is that it is no longer seemingly mandatory to be calm and nice about it. There are people OCCUPYING and peaceful they might stay BUT ANGRY THEY ARE and neither ashamed nor afraid to say so. That's a big change from a few years back when Telstra offered me a chair in their Toowong shop to try to settle me down.
THIS IS ONE VERY SMALL AND SIMPLE REQUEST WESTNET. If you can't handle it - maybe you are in the wrong business.
Well. Its turned into such a major year of protest with the OCCUPY movement that I haven't had my usual need to protest in small online doses. I have had a lot of relief from the events of this year. I am not naive about the dangers and problems of times like this but now and then I have a simple image of one person standing up and just saying "I DON'T LIKE THAT ! "and then another getting up and saying " Yes. And I don't like ..... "
All these years of conformity and fear. And now people begin to PROTEST. What a relief !
My protests for this week are:
being charged to take garbage to a tip ( which has now gone broke). Well done AARVBEE - d***heads.
I saw a gent from State Forests on TV this week complaining about the Garbage being dumped in the Forests. Well- how about we stop charging large amounts of money to take it to the Tip. How about we have garbage pickups where I live - 2kms from the Tip. Then the Forestry Gent - grinned and with true super hero delight announced that they go through the rubbish that's been dumped and if they find personal papers they send a snail mail letter and wait for the response.
WHY NOT GET A TRUCK AND SOME HEFTY HAULERS AND TAKE THE RUBBISH AWAY ?
Its like Toowong Cemetery in Brusbane. An historical site which was, when I saw it in 2008, a bloody mess of litter and graffiti and vandalism. WHY NOT EMPLOY A CEMETERY KEEPER ? WHY NOT CLEAN IT UP ? Instead of bemoaning the Vandals. The Vandals are a problem but to me the greater vandalism in that the Council or authorities in charge do not maintain it.
My other protest is my daughter's wait of more than 3 months for surgery for a pre-cancerous condition.