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Dead Kennedys vs. Gil Scott-Heron: ‘Revolution Über Alles’
11.17.2011
05:12 pm

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“Revolution Über Alles” by The Who Boys mashes up The Dead Kennedys’ California Über Alles” and Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”

This mashup is several years old but couldn’t be timelier. I put together some clips of recent police action during Occupy Oakland/Berkeley to further bring it into the moment.
 

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OWS: NYPD arrest retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis
11.17.2011
04:18 pm

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Retired Philadelphia Police Captain, Raymond Lewis was arrested today by NYPD officers for taking part in OWS.

Lewis, who has cut a figure at OWS in his police uniform, has criticized NYPD’s behavior towards the protesters as “disgusting” and “totally uncalled for”. He has also asked NY cops to stop being “Wall Street Mercenaries”, and to go watch the film Inside Job.

“All the cops are, they’re just workers for the one percent and they don’t even realize they’re being exploited”.

Lewis has also stated police negotiation would have been a better response to the tactics employed by the NYPD:

“You should, by law, only use force to protect someone’s life or to protect them from being bodily injured. If you’re not protecting somebody’s life or protecting them from bodily injury, there’s no need to use force. And the number one thing that they always have in their favor that they seldom use is negotiation–continue to talk, and talk and talk to people. You have nothing to lose by that. This bullrush–what happened last night is totally uncalled for when they did not use negotiation long enough.”

I don’t know who this Retired Captain Lewis is, but by his presence at OWS and his arrest, he has set an example for other police men and women to follow.

Above photograph of Captain Leiws taken by Adam Gabbatt
 

 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds

Huge pro-capitalism counter protest shows up at Shut Down Wall Street


 

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Jello Biafra bobbing head doll
11.17.2011
03:37 pm

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Jello Biafra throbblehead just in time for the Holiday Season.

This figure capturing his look from the 80s is limited to 1000 numbered units, stands at 7 inches tall, and is made of super strong polyresin.

Jello is accurately sculpted right down to the piercing glare, star belt buckle and Alternative Tentacles tee.

A little bobbing Dead Kennedy can be yours for only $19.95. Pre-order at Aggronautix
 

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Hard-fought wisdom from Harry Belafonte for the Occupy Wall Street movement

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Occupy TVNY’s Janine Saunders (who posted the video last week of Douglas Rushkoff’s teach-in at Occupy Wall Street) sent in this clip of “dangerous mind” Harry Belafonte addressing Occupy Wall Street, the labor movement, Rev. Martin Luther King, staying the non-violent course as activists and how the young people of today give him hope.

Occupy TVNY caught up with long time activist, singer and actor Harry Belafonte backstage at a screening of Sing Your Song—a new documentary about his life, organized for members of Occupy Wall Street and Local 1199.

 

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‘SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!’

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Last week I posted one of the BEST things I have ever posted here, certainly one of the best Beatles posts ever on Dangerous Minds, but for whatever reason, it didn’t get shared that much.

This video clip, however, by the same director, Oscar-winning animator Charles Braverman, probably will get shared. It’s the outstanding opening montage he made for the dystopian sci-fi classic Soylent Green in 1973.

I think it’s quite relevant to today’s activities, don’t you?

Isn’t it about time for Hollywood to remake this with Mark Wahlberg or something?
 

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Fox News poll: Which Republican presidential candidate would you trust MOST with nuclear weapons?
11.17.2011
02:18 pm

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It’s a trick question… right?

Via Daily Kos:

Anderson Robbins Research (D) / Shaw & Company Research (R) for Fox News. November 13-15. Republican primary voters. ±5%. No trends.

Which Republican presidential candidate would you trust MOST with nuclear weapons?

Newt Gingrich: 30
Mitt Romney: 17
Herman Cain: 7
Ron Paul: 7
Rick Perry: 5
Michele Bachmann: 4
Jon Huntsman: 2
Rick Santorum: 2

Puts it all into rather stark perspective, doesn’t it? OMFG.

This is ONE poll where I would have thought Jon Huntsman or Ron Paul would have come out on top....

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NYPD using sound cannons to disperse Shut Down Wall Street protesters

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That’ll show those… AMERICANS…

Below, a woman is dragged by her hair by NYPD officers
 

 
Via Think Progress

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Victoria Jackson’s new conservative talkshow is better—no really—than you might think!

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I realize that this post is one of those, “Hey smell this, it smells like shit” kind of things, but really, it’s worth it to sample the idiotic wares of Victoria Jackson’s new alternate reality conservative version of The View, if only for a minute.

I know, just what you were waiting for. You and the rest of the world:

The PolitiChicks are here! Finally, Conservative Americans will have an alternative to those other liberal-based talk shows in which women scream over each other and call Conservatives vile names.

The PolitiChicks are former Saturday Night Live alumni and Tea Party favorite Victoria Jackson, pro-life speaker and activist Jennique Stewart, editor and activist Jennie Jones and Ann-Marie Murrell, columnist and host of The Patriot Update video show.

Some of the topics covered in their first episodes will be illegal immigration, gay marriage, abortion and the Occupy movement. Each of the women have their own strong points of view on each of the subjects and aren’t afraid to speak up—or sing up, as Victoria Jackson tends to do throughout the episodes. In the first episode of PolitiChicks, the ladies discuss gay marriage, Islam and the intolerance of the left toward anyone who disagrees with them.

How bright can the other hosts of this shit sandwich be (or desperate for money, I suppose) to debase themselves professionally by sharing a forum with one of the single dumbest people in America today? If you lie down with dogs you get fleas, right, so what happens to your career when you hitch your horse to Victoria Jackson? Each of her fellow co-hosts MUST have had such thoughts cross their minds after being offered the gig. And they took it anyway! (Watch the look on their faces as she sings. What could they be thinking?)

It’s telling that many of the ads running on their YouTube channel are for payday advance places. A lot of Tea party types must be living paycheck to paycheck these days… (And the other ads are for bail bondsmen!)
 

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Evil Genius Toddler: Man says daughter has chosen the ‘dark side’
11.17.2011
09:47 am

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YouTuber Stardestroyer65 and father to an evil genius toddler says, “Holy shit, it’s not even been 12 hours since I uploaded. I didn’t expect this kind of reaction! I will pass on your greetings to my daughter, though I expect this is all part of her plan…”

A dangerous mind indeed.
 

 
(via TDW)

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Huge pro-capitalism counter protest shows up at Shut Down Wall Street

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A grand total of THREE, yes, three assholes stage their own completely witless counter-protest today in lower Manhattan.

“Get a job”?

Seriously? THAT is the best you can do? The very BEST and smartest and most clever thing you can think of? In a SEA of clever, funny signs you come up with lameness and you’re the ones who still have a job???

Apparently so. When you’re an apologist for a failed economic system… yes, THIS is the best you can do.

There are no jobs, lickspittle dummies! That’s one of the reasons these people are keeping you from getting to work today, Republican fools! Occupy everywhere!

UPDATE: Listen to one of these cretins, a fool named Derek Tabacco. UPDATE 2: They’re related!
 

Derek Tabacco, Wall Street worker, holding a "Get a job" sign on why he is unimpressed by Occupy Wall Street"s day of action (mp3)

 
Via Adam Gabbatt’s Twitter feed

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