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Aggregated Occupier #21: “Violence and Human Nature,” Part 1, by Howard Zinn

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm
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On this week’s Aggregated Occupier #21, on Occupy Boston Radio (OBR.FM) at 2 pm EST today (7/27):

Feature:

“Violence and Human Nature,” Part 1, by Howard Zinn

Zinn’s summary: A discussion on “human nature” seems inevitable in any discussion of war and its causes. And the belief in some innate human drive for war is very widespread. As someone involved constantly in arguments about the reasons for war, I could not simply dismiss, without examination, that belief. I turned to my own experience inWorld War II for clues, and also to survey what scientific evidence I could find on whether, indeed, there exists a “war instinct.” 

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Peace,
Raymond

Aggregated Occupier #20: Student Uprisings | TAZ | Walden

In Uncategorized on July 20, 2012 at 12:53 pm
[audio http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/AO/aggregrated_occupier_20-21july2012.mp3]

On this week’s Aggregated Occupier #20, on Occupy Boston Radio (OBR.FM) at 2 pm EST today (7/20):

News:

  • Convergence to block the return to class in Quebec! (Montreal – August 13-17, 2012)
  • Student Power Convergence 2012 (Columbus, Ohio – August 11-14, 2012)

Features:

  • Excerpt from TAZ: Temporary Autonomous Zone by Hakim Bey
  • Excerpt from Walden by Henry David Thoreau

“As to the future—only the autonomouscan plan autonomy, organize for it, create it. It’s a bootstrap operation.” —Hakim Bey, TAZ.

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” —Henry David Thoreau, Walden.

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Peace,
Raymond

Aggregated Occupier #19: The Battle for the Soul of Occupy Wall Street

In Uncategorized on July 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm
[audio http://www.spiritplantsradio.com/AO/aggregrated_occupier_13-14july2012.mp3]

On this week’s Aggregated Occupier #19, on Occupy Boston Radio (OBR.FM) at 2 pm EST today (7/13):

Feature:

The Battle for the Soul of Occupy Wall Street

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Peace,
Raymond