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September 30, 2009

Operation Hey Mackey!
Whole Foods, Oakland

Operation Hey Mackey! - Whole Foods, Oakland from Jamie LeJeune on Vimeo.

John Mackey, the CEO of Whole Foods has argued that American workers do not deserve a health care system. We believe that heath care should be affordable for everyone, not just rich people. So Mr. Mackey, this video is for you!

Posted by cat at 12:33 AM

September 27, 2009

Temporary Server Lapse

microRevolt is currently experiencing domain problems. The site should be fixed by Monday September 28, 2009.

Posted by cat at 12:59 PM

September 20, 2009


Buffalo, NY -- After a widely watched four-year legal battle, the [art collective] Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) Defense Fund was officially dissolved last week, with its remainder of unexpended funds donated in two substantial gifts to the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU).

Read press release here

Posted by cat at 07:30 PM

September 16, 2009

Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era


by Julia Bryan-Wilson
University of California Press

Sat. September 26 • 8:00 p.m.
Machine Project
1200 N Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA

Sat. November 7 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Printed Matter
195 10th Street, New York, NY

Sun. December 6 • 5:00-7:00 p.m.
SMITHS Storefront Project Space
356 24th Street, Oakland, CA

Posted by cat at 08:06 PM

September 15, 2009

Inspiration for movie 'Norma Rae' dies at 68

By EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press Writer – Mon Sep 14, 4:38 pm ET

RALEIGH, N.C. – Crystal Lee Sutton, whose fight to unionize Southern textile plants with low pay and poor conditions was dramatized in the film "Norma Rae," has died. She was 68.

Sutton died Friday in a hospice after a long battle with brain cancer, her son, Jay Jordan, said Monday. "She fought it as long as she could and she crossed on over to her new life," he said.

Actress Sally Field portrayed a character based on Sutton in the movie and won a best-actress Academy Award.

Field said in a statement Sutton was "a remarkable woman whose brave struggles have left a lasting impact on this country and without doubt, on me personally. Portraying Crystal Lee Sutton in 'Norma Rae,' however loosely based, not only elevated me as an actress, but as a human being."

In 1973, Sutton was a 33-year-old mother of three earning $2.65 an hour folding towels at J.P. Stevens when a manager fired her for pro-union activity.

In a final act of defiance before police hauled her out, Sutton, who had worked at the plant for 16 years, wrote "UNION" on a piece of cardboard and climbed onto a table on the plant floor. Other employees responded by shutting down their machines.

read all in yahoo news

Posted by cat at 10:46 PM

September 03, 2009

The Grid


Someone emailed again asking for blank graph paper from knitPro.
Here ya go: Download graphed paper 48 x 64 stitches

ALSO -- you can download this empty.jpg image to generate different sizes. (It's invisible on white background so just click and download in upper left hand corner of browser.)

1) Browse "empty.jpg"
2) Choose size and crochet or knit ratio
3) Click "Submit"

Posted by cat at 07:39 PM

Somos Lobos, No Ovejas


Somos Lobos, No Ovejas (We Are Wolves, not Sheep) is the latest woodblock print from Santiago Armengod, Mexico City. It wolves are an homage to the American Indian Movement. One of many new prints at Just Seeds

Posted by cat at 07:34 PM

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The CIW is a community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida. We strive to build our strength as a community on a basis of reflection and analysis, constant attention to coalition-building across ethnic divisions, and an ongoing investment in leadership development to help our members continually develop their skills in community education and organization.

The Student Farmworker Alliance is having their 5th-annual Encuentro September 10-13, 2009 in Immokalee, Florida, details here.

Posted by cat at 07:17 PM

DATA browser 04.


Creating Insecurity: Art and Culture in the Age of Security
edited by Wolfgang Sützl & Geoff Cox

'Today we are facing extreme and most dangerous developments in the thought of security. In the course of a gradual neutralisation of politics and the progressive surrender of traditional tasks of the state, security imposes itself as the basic principle of state activity. What used to be one among several decisive measures of public administration until the first half of the twentieth century, now becomes the sole criterion of political legitimation. The thought of security entails an essential risk. A state which has security as its sole task and source of legitimacy is a fragile organism; it can always be provoked by terrorism to become itself terrorist.'

Giorgio Agamben | Konrad Becker | Bureau of Inverse Technology | Geoff Cox | Florian Cramer | glorious ninth | Brian Holmes | carlos katastrofsky | Martin Knahl | Norbert Koppensteiner | Daniela Ingruber | The Institute for Applied Autonomy | Naeem Mohaiemen | Mukul Patel | Luis Silva | Wolfgang Sützl | Tiziana Terranova | McKenzie Wark

Posted by cat at 07:02 PM