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"The foreclosure crisis is where the rubber hits the road with the financial sector and the real economy, the 1 percent and the 99 percent," says Mike Konczal, a finance-reform expert at the Roosevelt Institute who attended the East New York occupation. "If you really want to challenge the banks’ power and the way they’re stripping wealth out of communities, leaving wreckage behind, foreclosures are a key point to go to."

Occupy Goes Home. If we can bail out the banks, we should be able to bail out the people. Yes? That’s the point.

"If you liked this, you might also like…Whale, Dolphin Deaths"

Think this is poorly worded/strange feeling copy for a publication known for its hard-hitting, investigative coverage of tough, tough topics (which I’m a fan of, I read Mother Jones regularly). A better choice “You may also be interested in…” ? Dunno?

(The article I was reading.)

"If you liked this, you might also like…Whale, Dolphin Deaths"

Think this is poorly worded/strange feeling copy for a publication known for its hard-hitting, investigative coverage of tough, tough topics (which I’m a fan of, I read Mother Jones regularly). A better choice “You may also be interested in…” ? Dunno?

(The article I was reading.)

screencap of the day.
My first experience with the “Other Readers” feature recently rolled out on reading.am — I love it! (The article.)

My first experience with the “Other Readers” feature recently rolled out on reading.am — I love it! (The article.)

Individual vs. The Collective. Screencap of the day.

Individual vs. The Collective. Screencap of the day.

the tiny book of tiny stories.

Russian TV journalist Leonid Parfenov, speaking on freedom of the press:

Federal channel reporters don’t see officials as newsmakers but rather as bosses of their boss. Legally speaking, in the case a reporter is no longer a journalist but rather a state employee that worships submission and service.
Seven time zones east of Moscow, in the Russian city of Khabarovsk, there was a small flash mob in Lenin square. About a hundred students gathered with their mouths taped shut, in effect saying: “We have no voice."

Meanwhile, Julian Assange is excerpted in Harper’s, speaking about the potential (and probable) disappearance of history (knowledge) as archives become overwhelmingly electronic (fluid): “He likened it to the Russian rewrites of history, though power, as we know, routinely rewrites history to suit its purposes, his point was that the information on the web disappears without a trace, making any future retrieval or recovery in different times impossible.”
"But it is clear that the role inhabitants play must be central and direct. Unlike
the indirect nature of liberal-democratic enfranchisement in which the voice of citizens is filtered through the institutions of the state, the right to the city would see inhabitants contribute directly to all decisions that produce urban space in their city."

Excavating Lefebvre: The right to the city and its urban politics of the inhabitation. “Urban space” being defined as:

Lefebvre’s idea of space includes what he calls perceived space, conceived space, and lived space … Lived space is the complex combination of perceived and conceived space. It represents a person’s actual experience of space in everyday life. Lived space is not just a passive stage on which social life unfolds, but represents a constituent element of social life.