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Carl Gibson, 26, is co-founder of US Uncut, a nationwide creative direct-action movement that mobilized tens of thousands of activists against corporate tax avoidance and budget cuts in the months leading up to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Carl and other US Uncut activists are featured in the documentary "We're Not Broke," which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow him on twitter at @uncutCG.
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, January 30, 2015 Open Letter to John McCain: Get Out of Washington, You Low-Life Scum
I would think that someone who has personally experienced the worst imaginable hell of war would be the first one to stand up for veterans when given the chance. But you, Senator McCain, have turned your back repeatedly on America's veterans when they asked for even the most concrete necessities.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, December 26, 2014 If Obama Were a White Republican, He'd Be a Conservative Hero
Since his first inauguration, President Obama has masterfully steered the benefits of the recovery to only the wealthy, while the net worth of average working Americans has dropped by 40 percent since before the recession. Today's middle class is actually poorer than it was in 1989, when Reagan left the White House.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 24, 2014 We Want Real Justice, Not Dead Cops
Since when did selling cigarettes, jaywalking, and being homeless in pubic cost you your life? No matter what the deceased were accused of, it's not acceptable for them to have been robbed of their lives, just as it is unacceptable for the two slain officers to be robbed of their lives by a lone, confused, disturbed individual.
(8 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 11, 2014 Why President Obama Should Veto This Budget and Shut Down the Government
When this Congress works together to get something done, it's almost always a great deal for their donors and a profoundly shitty one for the rest of us. The omnibus spending bill that Congress is about to pass is just about the most corrupt and dangerous piece of legislation to come out of Washington in a long time.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Our Silence Means More Violence: An Open Letter to Fellow White People
We as White people must acknowledge that the problem of police brutality isn't just an issue for members of one particular ethnicity to deal with -- it's a human rights issue. Martin Luther King was right when he said injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 8, 2013 How to Win the War on Terror: Repeal the Patriot Act
George Orwell's book "1984" was meant to be a novel, not an instruction manual. If we want to stop the government's tyrannical spree and blatant disregard for our rights, we have to insist that the Patriot Act be repealed and that we abolish the Department of Homeland Security in its entirety. We can no longer call ourselves a free country until we accomplish both of those objectives.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 9, 2013 Benghazi: The Shiny Object Distracting Us From Elizabeth Warren
The House GOP is obviously playing along with the corporate-owned spin machine's game of smoke and mirrors. It's largely a frantic attempt by the corporations running our government to steer attention away from the populist resistance to corporate rule that's slowly and steadily sweeping all over the country.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, April 15, 2013 President Obama, One Corporate Puppet Among Many
The people of the United States should rightly interpret this latest slew of betrayals in government as proof that we live under the thumb of a corporate tyranny, not a legitimate constitutional republic. And we should come together to decide what a functional new government would look like, and reject the assumed legitimacy of our corporate ownership's puppet government.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Congress Protects Monsanto, Not Third Graders
Harry Reid's admittance of defeat to the gun lobby proves that Washington won't listen to the grieving friends and families of those who were gunned down in a movie theater in Colorado, or at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, a shopping mall in Portland, or an elementary school in Connecticut. The only thing that moves Washington to act is cash.
(11 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 27, 2013 Most of Our Debt Is Fake - Let's Abolish It
President Obama dismissed the trillion-dollar coin idea... because it would be a huge blow to the banks that have contributed lots of money to helping Obama keep his job.
Most of the paper money in circulation comes from fractional reserve banking... each dollar is essentially a note signifying debt owed to the private banks that control the Federal Reserve, which has been the sole issuer of US dollars since 1913.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 6, 2013 Cut Corporate Welfare, Not the Safety Net
In Congress' latest "fiscal cliff" deal that supposedly had to be passed in order to avoid economic calamity, we spent $30 billion on extending unemployment benefits for a year, and $205 billion on corporate tax breaks, subsidies and excessive tax loopholes. Most of these Christmas gifts for corporate America are benefiting major, multi-billion-dollar corporations that haven't paid a dime of US income taxes in years.
SHARE Sunday, May 27, 2012 What Does Wisconsin See in Scott Walker?
If putting a corporate boot on the necks of working families to spite his political opponents isn't enough to convince Walker's supporters they're voting against their own best interests, Walker is also an outspoken criminal who lies under Congressional oath.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 1, 2012 Occupy Phase II: The Supreme Court
While Occupy has made great strides in influencing the public dialogue, there is still a troubling void where a central, unifying rallying cry should be. Social movements can't be powered by raw emotion forever. If we want to win, 2012 must be the year we occupy SCOTUS.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 27, 2011 America Has Become a Fascist Police State
It is no longer extreme to say we now live in a fascist police state. Thanks to the Patriot Act, the SCOTUS' Citizens United decision, and a complacent electorate, our First Amendment rights of free speech and free assembly now only exist on paper.