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December 2011

Rick Smith Files | Privatization in Three Parts

December 15, 2011 // 1 Comment

 Editor’s Note: Unlike previous Rick Smith Files, this month Raging Chicken Press brings you three interviews from the Rick Smith Show from the November 16, 2011 show that all deal with the issue of privatization. We wanted to bundle these three interviews into one post to underscore that the story of privatization is happening in [...]

The Occupy Wall Street protests have achieved an inadvertent goal: shining a light the militarization of the police forces after September 11, 2001. Now in Washington D.C., the political elite, from both Houses of Congress, are trying to push through a 600 plus page military spending bill, which has several provisions that have the potential [...]

Some Thoughts on Getting Arrested…

December 15, 2011 // 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: the Occupy Market Street Bridge action took place on November 17, 2011. The action was part of a National Day of Action by the Occupy Movement. I’m not really the kind of person who usually likes being called “dear” by total strangers, especially when they are men. Especially when they are cops. But when [...]

Diane Ravitch: The Virtue of Admitting Error In a speech last week, education expert Diane Ravitch (and not for the first time) did something that our politicians are scared to death of doing: She admitting that she can be, and has been wrong: I said that I was wrong. I was wrong on every count. Testing should [...]

“the Free University” Brought to you by Occupy Kutztown The Free University curriculum is based around the direct actions that we will take on campus and in town.  The syllabus is based on the Economy, Community Agriculture and Environmental Issues in Pennsylvania.  The documentaries will start February 15, 2012, and will meet each Wednesday evening starting [...]

Occupy Everything

December 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Dress up like some dead queen, blow pot smoke in a banker’s face and insufflate some pilfered pill. Wear black.  Burn your books and write a new one; when you’ve finished, burn that too.  Give acid to the needy. Rob the addicts, shove the weak out of the way, fill the prisons and tickle the [...]

__________ Lee Camp is a stand-up comic. …Sometimes people make him write things too. He’s a contributor to The Onion and has performed stand-up comedy at events featuring Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore. If you like Lee Camp, you’ll be happy to hear that Moment of Clarity is a regular feature at Raging Chicken Press. Please [...]

__________ Lee Camp is a stand-up comic. …Sometimes people make him write things too. He’s a contributor to The Onion and has performed stand-up comedy at events featuring Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore.   If you like Lee Camp, you’ll be happy to hear that Moment of Clarity is a regular feature at Raging Chicken Press. [...]

Editor’s Note: This submission comes from “Rob.” Here’s how he described the context: “it is a call-in I made in to the Sean Hannity radio show when they were calling OWS protesters “morons and idiots”, but I later fact-checked the claims made by the host and he was lying…a lot.” Enjoy.    

Hey everyone! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that the December issue will be out on Wednesday, December 14th! If you’ve been following Raging Chicken Press, you know that the December issue will feature the much-anticipated, Raging Chicken Press exclusive interview with Noam Chomsky. Don’t miss it. In addition, our December issue [...]

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