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While the Right Sector threatens the Ukrainian government it brought to power for killing one of their own, others in Maidan Square are planting vegetables. (Who knew the climate at that latitude would allow it in March?)

Along with the green shoots shown on RT, this is the first real indication the outside world has that not all the demonstrators who brought down a corrupt but democra-tically elected government are wing nuts.  Among those planning to remain in he square until they are satisfied that Ukraine has an honest government are perhaps more "Occupiers' than we thought.[tag]

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Moral March on Raleigh
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As long as Tea Partiers fail to agree that the community owes solidarity to its members I will be leery of lumping them together with Occupiers. However it is becoming increasingly clear from rumblings around the world - and even in Muslim nations such as Turkey and Tunisia - that the decentralization meme is spreading: the realization that people have to take charge of their lives, not as individuals pitted against other individuals, but as communities.

The shadow of Fascism that has been lengthening across Europe will not be erased by armies in the service of capital, since capital is complicit in its rise.  But it may not be entirely unreasonable to hope that it could be obliterated by individuals thinking for themselves  - and hence truly free - working together.

 

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I agree that the solution to corporatism is not bi... by Derryl Hermanutz on Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 7:10:45 PM
That is another possibility, as you suggest. I thi... by Pal Palsimon on Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 3:02:38 AM
These ideas are only beginning to penetrate social... by Deena Stryker on Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 8:47:28 AM
Too bad their Occupy movement was helped by 5 Bill... by Timothy Gatto on Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 7:50:07 AM
Sorry if I gave the wrong impression!  I was ... by Deena Stryker on Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 9:05:36 AM