Outtake: Scott Olsen, who almost died for Occupy

Eight years ago this week, a NYPD riot at New York's Zuccotti Park evicted the last remaining Occupy Wall Street activists. That year had seen an incredible amount of movement-building, with organizing from coast to coast--including by dissenting veterans.  Below, a vigil for Iraq vet Scott Olsen at Occupy Oakland. In 2011, Obama's Afghanistan “surge” … Continue reading Outtake: Scott Olsen, who almost died for Occupy

Bradley Manning: WIRED folds, and my dilemma is moot.

WIRED has just released the full transcripts of the conversations between Manning and that snake Adrian Lamo - meaning that everyone that cares about Manning, thinks him hero or traitor, has no way of not knowing about the gender issues. They're mesmerizing reading, though I agree with Gawker that Lamo turns out to be even … Continue reading Bradley Manning: WIRED folds, and my dilemma is moot.

get well soon, Rep. Murtha.

Slightly buried yesterday under the DADT news was this: "Murtha hospitalized after gallbladder surgery complications."  The news about the 77-year-old chairman of the Armed Services Committee, whose spokespeople were by this morning refusing to give updates, was regarded mostly as (sigh) political news, exemplified by the head given by Chris Cilizza at The Fix: John … Continue reading get well soon, Rep. Murtha.