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Archive for March 27th, 2007

Capitalism: Money and the State

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 27, 2007

Phalcon blogs about the nature of capitalism in the blog Guerillas in the Matrix:

The article from which the above is taken does a good job of describing a situation but I believe it misses a key point: the state is not the sole, or the chief entity to blame for this “stratification.” The marriage of wealth and power is the true culprit, and so there are two elements at work here: money and the state. “Social stratification” is actually stratification of money and power – in other words, class.

Note: The first part of the blog page has a lot of text and pictures and the actual blog entry is below all of that.

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To Fight or Not To Fight?

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 27, 2007

G., of the blog subliminal tyranny, shares his internal struggles and doubts:

Beauty makes giving up hurt that much more: I’m not ready to quit, but I don’t know if continuing the battle is worth it.

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Mubarak and Elections

Posted by Jack Stephens on March 27, 2007

As’ad discusses Egypts refurendum in his blog The Angry Arab News Service:

Independent observers report a turnout of 2 or 3% in Mubarak’s referendum, and the official Al-Ahram has this headline: “Mass showing that surpassed expectations in the referendum on the constitutional amendments: citizens ignore the calls by the opposition for a boycott.” But then the same newspaper reports a turnout (in different regions) of: 20%, 21%, 24%, 29%, 40%, 23%, 35%, 29%, 30%, 20%, 20%, 15%, 25%, 21%, 55.6%, 60%, 19%, 30%, and 40%. So which is which, o Mubarak’s mouthpiece?

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