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“The Market” and the potential Counter-Effect on Radical / Subversive / Revolutionary Thought (with links to posts on Russell Brand, Adam Curtis, Stephen Hawking, Paul Mason, Akala, and The Tarnac 9 (or 10))

A nagging doubt that continues to linger after reading/hearing/viewing what might be considered to be radical/subversive/revolutionary works in the form of films/documentaries/podcasts/books, etc., is that can such works actually be so radical/subversive/revolutionary if the owner of such works simply profit from them through the controlled and controlling system of “the market?”

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Basically, if what you want to change is the present system (and it’s worth clarifying that what’s being discussed here is the present post-industrial Westernised system of capitalism based on the rampant consumption of goods), then how can you hope to do so whilst profiting from it – because bringing the system down will ultimately disrupt that source of profit.

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Surely, there has to be some sort of self-sacrifice on the part of the owner of the works, where rather than merely accepting royalties, etc., and using them to fund cars, multiple properties, holidays, pension funds, and the like (which serves to uphold the status quo of the present system), the profits are used in a way in which they are directed against the system itself – use the money to do the things that the system will never do.

It seems logical that to subvert the system you must first cease to consume all else than that of the very basic necessities (food, clothing, housing). This might (depending on geographical location) mean a household imposing its own limits of expenditure, where a figure acts as a barrier to excessive spending, and that all other monies above that figure are used in altruistic ways – and not in the current “philanthropic” way that sees money given to charities only for it to be reduced from a person’s tax bill (and note the inefficiencies of charities in their handling of donations). No. Instead, this form of giving should very much be plentiful, anonymous, and given freely and willingly.

The question is, will anyone be willing to do so?

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And a Very Rough Translation… #Tarnac 9, 10, 11…

Julien Coupat, alleged leader of the Tarnac group continued to sabotage TGV lines, testified Thursday at the trial of one of his former lawyers.

The lawyer was pursued by police for “public defamation” on the sidelines of Tarnac folder.

It was not yet the trial of Tarnac but the hearing held before the 17th chamber of the Paris court offered Julien Coupat its first judicial forum.

“Today the Tarnac Affair seems to be a court case concerning a sabotage but initially it was a political matter and police”, launched at the bar the witness, little round glasses, jeans and sweater collar rolled.
“Obsessions Michele Alliot-Marie”
“It’s been years of surveillance, secret service documents, the assumption that after the CPE (the first employment contract, ed) would have been a more radical splinter group that would move toward the establishment of a network pre- international terrorist. It was the obsessions of the Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie and the first case of the DCRI (domestic intelligence) recently created, “said he summarized.

“We are from the beginning against a machine and we defend as we can with the means at hand. This is not a defeat for us is simply that they are the strongest, “he ruled.

Julien Coupat was sent in corrections with seven other libertarian activists after the statement but the judge did not accept the qualification “terrorist” folder. The prosecution appealed.

His former lawyer Jérémie Assous appeared for “public defamation”, pursued by one of the investigators of the case, Bruno Mancheron.
At the origin of the complaint, a radio statement
The police captain in countering subsection (SDAT) has signed a key record of the case, which reflected a Julien Coupat surveillance operation and his ex-girlfriend Yildune Levy on 7 and 8 October 2008.

It is during this monitoring that the couple’s vehicle was found parked near a train line Paris-Est in the municipality of Dhuisy (Seine-et-Marne), where a few hours later were discovered traces of the sabotage of a catenary.

At the origin of the complaint is a statement of Jérémie Assous on Europe 1 on October 23, 2012. “Mr. Mancheron who is the author of f …,” he declared, before recovering ‘trial Proceedings of spinning and is accused of being a forger. “

“Mr. Assous knew that my customer was assisted witness status and was therefore charged with anything. My client has had enough of the brunt of the aggressive defense strategy Coupat of lawyers “, argued the police officer of the Board, Mr. Renaud Le Gunehec, which claimed one euro in compensation.


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