‘Whenever a group is truly effective it starts facing surveillance and criminalisation’
Author and activist Naomi Klein tells Lowkey about the hurdles facing climate protesters, drawing on examples of indigenous people protecting their land against pipelines in Northern America, farmer strikes in India and Extinction Rebellion each facing unprecedented state monitoring and legal challenges.
Hurricane Ida, what a mess. The storm is over very warm water now and intensifying. The good news is people are evacuating, and/or seeking shelter. No yahoos bragging about hurricane parties. The very bad news is Covid. Hospital ICUs are filled to capacity down here. The heroes are the medical personnel who are doing their very best to protect the very sick. Some patients can not be evacuated cos of serious medical conditions. It’s bad, folks. We are fine here in east central FL, but there are two more months of storm season. Yuck! Plus climate chaos. What a world. The Nest is Open.
Our Oligarchic Empire Is Actually Easy to Understand Caitlin has an article about understanding and speaking out about our oligarchic empire, and here’s some of it. The first part explains how twitter “politicos” are telling us that we don’t know enough to tweet about Afghanistan, and a bit more about how easy it is to understand that “invading a nation and murdering a bunch of people for decades” is wrong. The systems of capitalism are very complex by design, and a tremendous amount of thievery happens in those mysterious knowledge gaps on financial and economic matters where only the cleverest …Continue reading →