Posts by: Amy Letter

An Occupy Roundup, Thanksgiving/Black Friday Edition

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The American Occupation of America received less attention this week as the country (in my dad’s words) “celebrated the near-genocide of the inhabitants of this hemisphere through the killing and consumption of its friendly, harmless, innocent birds.”

This week also saw the emergence and global domination of a particularly virulent meme: Casually Pepper Spray Everything Cop.

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An Occupy Roundup

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Yesterday was Veterans Day and the American Occupation of America was focused on its members who have served in the armed forces.

In the hot front city of Oakland, Scott Olsen, the first veteran seriously injured when police fired ordinance against their fellow American citizens, was released from the hospital, and much more is going on as well.

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The Last Book I Loved: Rita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle

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rubyfruit-jungleRita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle is a crass and hilarious slice of growing up “different,” as fun to read today as it was in 1973. Molly Bolt is an unashamed lesbian in a queer-hating world, an ambitious natural leader in a culture that values longsuffering femininity, and a no-BS thinker surrounded by the ridiculous rituals of racial and sexual segregation.

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