Tag Archives: radical change

The Graphic Cost of Gagging Dissent

OEN 7-08 thru 7-09

By Rady Ananda

On May 24, 2009, the literary bloodbath at OpEdNews.com began. Over 30 popular writers and commenters, including this Senior Editor, were banned en masse over the next month. Anyone who identified as or agreed with COTO* suffered. Trusted author status was removed, articles were pulled off the front page, comments deleted, links jinxed.

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Capitalism, Sarah Palin-style

populist ca 1890sBy Naomi Klein

We are in a progressive moment, a moment when the ground is shifting beneath our feet, and anything is possible. Do we want to save that pre-crisis system, get it back to where it was last September? Or do we want to use this crisis, and the electoral mandate for serious change delivered by the last election, to radically transform that system? We need to get clear on our answer now because we haven’t had the potent combination of a serious crisis and a clear progressive democratic mandate for change since the 1930s. We use this opportunity, or we lose it.

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