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6,973 posts. Alias of Doodlebug Anklebiter.


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More education activism:


Well, In These Times seems to think it was a victory. Good enough, I guess. Four for four, baby!

New England Workers Win Largest Telecom Strike in History

[Reads first section]

Man, what a shiznitty contract.... :(

Like I take cool tips off of you.

Coriat wrote:

You'd probably like a quote from '56:

Wiki wrote:
As the Ideal-X left the Port of Newark, Freddy Fields, a top official of the International Longshoremen's Association, was asked what he thought of the newly fitted container ship. Fields replied, "I’d like to sink that son of a b$~@@."

Vive le General Ludd!

Pfft. I've been posting about The Wire my entire time here. Came up in the first politroll conversation I ever entered, back with Comrade Derek back in '0whatever.

As for Wire, the band, c'mon, Comrade Meatrace. I've got ten years working in used record stores under my belt.

I'm cooler than all of you!

Yeah, I've got the first Fri-Sun locked down with rutting and communism, but after that, it's wide open.

I like Steve Earle, too.

Frank Subotka for Secretary-Treasurer!

meatrace wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Me and Frank Subotka agree: Down with containerization!

Also, school sucks!

What? A Wire reference from the gobbo?

I'm impressed.

Possible Contender for Politroll Theme Song: The Musical Interlude

Sounds right to me. I only know about it through reading articles about the International Longshoreman's Association and National Maritime Union in commie newspapers from the early seventies.

Comrade Anklebiter in New Jersey this Saturday! Tremble, ye Garden Staters!

Rally & March for $15/hour Min. Wage in NJ!

Me and Frank Subotka agree: Down with containerization!

Also, school sucks!

Also, Chilean miners are organized in unions.

Was bippin' and boppin' around Facebook and ran into an article that might be of interest to those who remember the Bou Bou Phonesavanh thread:

Sheriff that Laughed about Flash Banging a Toddler, Was Just Shot By Murderous Rogue Cop

Minneapolis: SOLIDARITY APPEAL: 15 Now Leader Fired by Delta For Speaking out Against Low Pay

Which doesn't have any actions listed, but I'm pretty far away and am sure there's stuff going on, I just don't know where.

Get involved! Get organized!

Reinstate Kip Hedges!
For communism!

Boston: March 3rd--Drop the Anti-Union, Frame-up Charges Against Steve Kirschbaum. Pack Dorchester Court!

An injury to one is an injury to all!
Reinstate the School Bus 5!

Black Lives Matter: Northern New England-style!

Yes, the "Black Power" banner was carried by three white dudes.

For black liberation through socialist revolution!


Did you have a good time?


Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Malcolm X Assassination 50th Anniversary Rally & March

Finish the Civil War!

For Black Liberation through Socialist Revolution!

mechaPoet wrote:
Same, babe. *3*

He won't. Employing internet douchebaggery to point out hipster internet douchebaggery is kind of a point of pride for Alex.

Brief googling:

Low on Resources, Boston Turns to Prison Labor to Shovel Snow

Which led to Suffolk County Sheriff's Department Community Works Program

Which puts it somewhere in between the liberal hipsters at the Daily Kos (serves me right for branching out from my regular communist propaganda websites) and Citizen K(e)rensky's Democratic Party hackdom. For example, I don't see anything about earning time off of sentences, but maybe I have to dig deeper.

Anyway, I was thrilled to death to meet Steve Gillis and Andre Francois (two of the School Bus 5) this morning in the freezing cold outside of the Somerville District Court for the I-93 protestors court appearance. "You're doing a rally up in Lowell?" smiled Brother Gillis. When I offered to distribute leaflets to pack the court on March 3 for Red Steve Kirschbaum's next court appearance he smiled even wider and said "That's great! Now's the time to be meeting people and making contacts!" I almost died of joy!

Mayor Marty Walsh, pro-capitalist ex-labor bureaucrat that he is distanced himself from them during his campaign run because he would rather serve the interests of State Street than stand up for working people. I wouldn't be surprised if he and Citizen K(e)rensky run in the same circles.

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Boston using prisoners like slave laborers to shovel snow in back-breaking conditions

Man, I sure can kill a thread.

Education should be a right!
For communist revolution!

School still sucks!

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Up real early to get things going for the last day of prep for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X rally and just saw this:

FairPoint, unions reach deal to end strike

No details yet, but hopefully it's some kinda win.

Partly for selfish reasons: One of Comrade Longears's American co-thinkers (and an SEIU organizer) made a comment a whiles back that my local commie branch is kinda like a good luck charm for strikes; thus far, with a record of three for three (Insomnia Cookies, Lifelinks, Weir Valve), any picket line that we visit wins.

It'd be nice if that kept being a thing.

One day longer/One day stronger!
For workers revolution!

More on Pablo:

Pablo Iglesias is right to evoke the guillotine and the French revolution

"Blades falling on regal necks is powerful imagery."

F~+&in' a!
Vive le Galt!!!


I can't share it, alas, but there's a really cute picture of my favorite kid photobombing Pablo Iglesias of Podemos on the stage yesterday at the CUNY Grad Center.

LIVE: Newark student activists 'occupy' district offices

LazarX wrote:
A lot of that advocacy also comes from young up and coming Randian Libertarians as well. I knew quite a few of this type at Rutgers who were my own (the) age of 19 something. Like the group you mentioned, they tended to feel insulated from the consequences of what they were fond of proposing.

Um, while that's true, this has been pretty bipartisan for a long time.

2008: Obama's Betrayal of Public Education? Arne Duncan and the Corporate Model of Schooling

Will have to remember to share this one with La Principessa, who is thinking of running for Chapter Leader (UFT jargon for shop steward) this spring:

If Teachers Can’t Make Their Unions More Democratic and Social Justice-Minded, Public Ed Is Doomed

Not much time before I have to go meet the local activists helping build the Malcolm X anniversary rally and distribute flyers throughout Lowell, but...

Friday: PACK THE COURT to Defend the Jan 15th Highway Blockade protestors!


Chicago: How To Sell Off a City

Break with the Democrats!
For workers revolution!

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It's been a while, I admit, since I've carried a sign that read "For Open Admissions, Free Tuition and a Living Stipend for All Students!" but I have been encouraging my hawt commie NY schoolteacher girlfriend to start an "opt out of Common Core testing" campaign.

It's either that or listen to her scream "Why won't they let me teach!!!!" every time I go down to Brooklyn.

I haven't really been paying attention, Citizen Blast, but did you mention cars in the post Citizen Coriat quoted from? I was under the impression that they were using oil for other things before the birth of the automobile industry. Which might be what Citizen Coriat was getting at.

Beats me.

School sucks!

Krensky wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
I liked your post better when it had all the spelling errors, Alex.
Those were typing errors.

So I figured. But, before, I thought you were going for irony. It was more amusing.

I liked your post better when it had all the spelling errors, Alex.

And one for Alex

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Well, if it ever stops snowing, we might have a rally this Saturday:

Malcolm X Assassination 50th Anniversary Rally & March

Open admissions. Problem solved.

Vive le Galt!!!

School sucks, but if you have to go, it should be free, with open admissions, and a living stipend for all students.

Oh, yeah, and private universities should all be nationalized and placed under student/faculty/worker control.

Down with the Administration!
School sucks!
Vive le Galt!!!

Synergistic weirdiosity:

The Maoist-inclined independent red historian rival for the affections of La Principessa (since vanquished) will be lecturing on Spartacus in the People's Republic of Cambridge come early March.

For fun:

Moses Finley and Michael Grant

Flipped through the appendix entitled "Karl Marx" in A Social History of Greece and Rome. Seemed (and still seems) kinda weird to have such an appendix in such a book, but I guess he had some axes to grind. Anyway, found this interesting footnote:

"The slave revolts against Rome were sometimes presented by Soviet text-books as 'tactical failures' but great moral victories all the same. Preobrazhensky was put to death for his critical review of Misulin's book glorifying Spartacus's uprising, but V.V. Vinogradoff understood that the rebellion did not impede the slave-owners' growth."

Poor Yevgeni.

Coriat wrote:

Written by the same author as Slavery in the Late Roman World, and written before the book. Obviously, contains a similar approach that seeks to replace discredited Orthodox Marxist theories of classical slavery.

I remember reading in an anti-Marxist appendix to some Michael Grant volume that the only ancient Roman figure that was widely known in the Soviet world was that gladiator turned crusader played so memorably on the screen by Kirk Douglas.

To which, of course, I say:

Patricians suck!
Vive le Spartacus!

Dear Britishiznoid comrades, Britishiznoid friends, and anglophiles:

Is it true that Britishiznoids have a saying, "Horses for courses." And if they do, what does it mean?

Vive le Charles Sumner!

I didn't have a boring meeting. I played "Zeus and Pandora."

Actually, it was funny, 'cuz La Principessa called the boy's mother the next day and told her the story about Olympian playdates, etc. and she responded "So, that's why he keeps shouting and giggling about boxes!"

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Went to a NY branch meeting where, apparently, there was quite a row.

I didn't notice 'cuz I was too busy doing childcare which consisted of acting out tales from In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World.

Most amusing bit was when he was Zeus and I was Pandora and he invited me up to hang out with him in the clouds. "Why would Pandora go and hang out with Zeus?" I asked. "We have a playdate!" he shouted gleefully. "Yeah, I hear Zeus has a lot of playdates..."

Second most amusing bit was reading a story from the Kono people of Guinea about Sa and Alantangana and he shrieked with mock terror, ran into the meeting and, when approached by La Principessa, confided that there was a "terrible old skullface in the hallway."


"In the beginning, there was chaos and darkness. And then there was death!"

"What were you doing to that poor boy?" she asked afterwards.

Makes me miss my old Galtan gulag campaign with the recurring NPC, Alonzo the Reactionary Teamster.

Quark Blast wrote: are lurking here.... you communist are lurking everywhere... :p

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of plutocrats?

Comrade Anklebiter knows!

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