What Occupy, the Climate March and #BlackLivesMatter have in common–and why that should inspire us all


Plutocracy hangs out with his good buddy, Authoritarianism. After all, when a rich few are in control of a country’s government and are also grabbing practically all of the nation’s wealth for themselves, the many, who are being subordinated and systematically robbed will have anger issues to contain and rebellious impulses to squelch. Thus, plutocrats maintain a trigger-happy, symbiotic partnership with those authorized to patrol the streets in riot gear and confront the people with the state’s arsenal (which these days includes not just pistols and night sticks, but assault rifles, flash grenades, concussion bombs, helicopters, tear gas, armored […]