Category Archives: social unrest/nonviolent revolution

A Good #ReclaimMLK and #MLKShutItDown Day to You

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Boots, Brand, & Banksy: for the Revolution!

(nonviolent, of course, Mr. Brennan)

Yes, Banksy; what the world needs is a righteous, revolutionary, change of perspective. Collective mindfulness, if you will. That’s one kind of revolution Russell Brand’s calling for.

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#FloodWallStreet – Today’s the Day

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Boots Riley Pwns Fox 8, Delivers Labor Day Message; & #Fightfor15 Nationwide Strikes

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restoring socialist visionary radical martin luther king

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black friday walmart strikes and buy nothing day: Yahoo!

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More Tipping Points for Social Unrest: American Psychology and ‘Gestalts’

 

By: wendydavis Tuesday August 23, 2011 11:03 am

A related diary looked at the metrics of food and energy costs as a preconditions and/or predictors of civil unrest and revolution, different institutions having tracked the numbers as about 40% of total income per person and/or the population at large.  Math can be useful as a predictor; most of us love charts and graphs that illustrate what we need to know to drive a point home.

But numbers and statistics can be sticky wickets, inaccurate models, leaving out the intangibles that may be even more causative drivers of events and major changes; these are far harder to track by their very nature.  And yet, I’m about to give it a go, as absurd as it seems even to me.  Up front I’ll admit to my belief that Americans just aren’t like other people; sorry for the bias, but…there it is.

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