Trump and the ‘Society of the Spectacle’

Robert Zaretsky
New York Times
February 20, 2017

Nearly 50 years ago, Guy Debord’s “The Society of the Spectacle” reached bookshelves in France. It was a thin book in a plain white cover, with an obscure publisher and an author who shunned interviews, but its impact was immediate and far-reaching, delivering a social critique that helped shape France’s student protests and disruptions of 1968.


Be Wary Of The Democratic Wing Of The Protest Movement

By John Stauber
February 14th, 2017

There is good news in the Boston Globe today for the managers, development directors, visionaries, political hacks and propaganda flacks who run “the Progressive Movement.”   More easy-to-earn and easy-to-hide soft money, millions of dollars,  will be flowing to them from super rich Democrats and business corporations.  It will come clean, pressed and laundered through Organizing for Action, the latest incarnation of the Obama Money Machine which has recently morphed into a “nonpartisan non-profit corporation” that will  ‘‘strengthen the progressive movement and train our next generation of leaders.’’


Women's March - Global Tally

We are compiling a comprehensive list of Women's Marches (and events against Trump, which happened on January 21, 2017. This list will include every city and the best available crowd estimate. We appreciate if folks send cities we've missed and numbers.


Submit Report on your local protest/march/rally.

Tabulation by Jeremy Pressman and Erica Chenoweth has found a totals as following: 3.2 - 4.8 milllion participants in the USA, 261,000 - 351,000 international. 643 cities and towns in the USA.

Tabulation by Kimberly B. indicates 4,160,723 participants in the U.S. alone.

Updated: January 31, 2017


If Her Opponent Weren’t a Sexual Predator, Clinton’s Leaked Speeches Would Be Devastating

By Eric Levitz
October 8, 2016
NY Mag

If the Republican Party hadn’t nominated a man whose favorite pastimes (apparently) include committing sexual assault and then bragging about it, the Clinton campaign would be having a very bad Saturday.

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