AB103: #OCCUPYMAINSTREET
(September/October 2012)

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Reversing the disaster of fastened meaning
upload – American Dream Disorder
Piecing jointly the worldwide insurrectionary puzzle.
The heretical methods of Nigeria’s Boko Haram
Europe’s anarchic nihilism
Cory Sine on Latin America’s political renaissance
city farming and the fissure of modernity by way of Darren Fleet
“The Key to Power” through Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri
#PiratePartyUSA

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As Central and South American nations continue to forge trade alliances with regions other than the US, the ideological vacancy and profit-driven nihilism of Western MNCs becomes more and more apparent. This is not, of course, to say that links with China will be more egalitarian. However, the region now has sufficiently well-developed economic clout that can be used effectively to ensure that bargaining and the establishment of international trade will not be as exploitative as in the past. Cuba may have been the first nation to slip the chains of indirect colonialism but the actions of its regional neighbors indicate strongly that it will not be the last.

They’re inside, sharing one another’s company, admiring one another, yet they’re able to survey through the window the gaiety outside, the street activity, its delightful bustle. After a while, a ragged homeless family passes by. Enamored by the café’s garish opulence, they stop. They peer in. ” Baudelaire has his ragpickers explain the poem Paris Spleen. ” But they know it’s not for them, not for their type. Their fascination didn’t carry any hostile undertones; it is sorrowful, not militant, not resentful but resigned.

I climbed aboard sometime in the early days of October 2011, escaping a book called TRAIN TO POKIPSE , a young identity called Rami Shamir, and a world that very openly stated that neither book nor author were welcome. Those types of experiences, those types of people are simply better suited at their stations of origin. Partly in spite of myself, I managed to keep some of my original station, continuing to work my part-time job at a small restaurant in Brooklyn; with the help of mentors, friends and supporters I eventually proceeded to successfully publish the book that had ravaged nearly a third of my life.

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