It has been three months since the Occupy Wall Street movement began on September 17, 2011. For the first few days, the movement was largely ignored by the mainstream media. Now it has gotten to the point where it cannot be ignored. The movement has spread to over one thousand cities across the United States and around the world. Occupy Wall Street does not have a clear set of demands nor is there an easily identifiable leadership. Yet, it is united by the economic suffering shared by millions of people. The movement’s lack of clear demands is the most persistent criticism people (both detractors and supporters) make against Occupy Wall Street. While demands are important, this criticism misses what the movement is really about. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Adam Hudson on December 13, 2011 in Activism & Social Change, Anarchism, Capitalism, Economy, Inequality, Late-2000s financial crisis/recession/depression, Occupy Wall Street, Poverty, Radical/Revolutionary Ideas
Lately, former Vice President Dick Cheney has been doing a massive publicity tour for his memoir. The book focuses on his long career in politics, including the infamous decisions he made (i.e., war crimes committed) during his time in the Bush administration. Throughout his media tour, he has been defending his vice presidency and the decisions he made. In an interview on NBC News Dateline, Cheney defended “enhanced interrogation” (a political euphemism for torture), waterboarding (a torture technique), wiretapping, and using secret prisons. However, it is important to remind ourselves of the Bush administration’s sheer criminality and Cheney’s participation in it.
The most egregious crime committed by the Bush administration is aggressive war. The United States, under the Bush administration, waged aggressive war against two countries — Iraq and Afghanistan. International law restricts the use of force in international relations but allows it in only two situations, namely self-defense or authorization from the United Nations Security Council. Otherwise, the act is an illegal war of aggression, which the International Criminal Court has jurisdiction over. As the Nuremberg Tribunal states, aggressive war is the “supreme international crime”. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Adam Hudson on September 2, 2011 in Activism & Social Change, Afghanistan, Asia, Empire/Hegemony, Human Rights, International Law, International Relations, Iraq, Middle East & North Africa, Torture, War & Peace
Minister of Information JR of the Block Report Radio show and SF Bay View newspaper interviewed me about my candidacy for KPFA. View the interview here or read below.
“Stepping in to end Apartheid Radio: an interview wit’ Adam Hudson, candidate for the KPFA Local Station Board” by Minister of Information JR
A lot of people around the country talk about the need for alternative media, but what happens when your “alternative” mirrors the same kind of media that you are trying to combat? KPFA is the first listener sponsored station in the country, and it has one of the biggest radio signals in California. Read the rest of this entry »
Forty years ago, on April 3, 1969, more than 800 people met in Stanford University’s Dinkelspiel Auditorium to form what became known as the April Third Movement (A3M). This movement called upon Stanford and the Stanford Research Institute, which was owned by the university, to halt chemical and biological warfare research, classified research and other programs related to the Vietnam War. The April Third Movement was more than just an activist movement that took place at Stanford. It was part of a national youth movement that mobilized against America’s colonial and atrocious war in Southeast Asia. This movement occurred on university campuses across America, in which students organized sit-ins, teach-ins and rallies, printed flyers and occupied buildings to express moral outrage against and put an end to the war in Vietnam. Through their hard work and passionate organizing, Stanford students were successful in eliminating classified research at Stanford and contributed to the popular movement that ended the Vietnam War. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Adam Hudson on October 5, 2009 in Activism & Social Change, Empire/Hegemony, Human Rights, International Law, International Relations, Iraq, Middle East & North Africa, Speeches, Student Activism, Torture, War & Peace
Tags: activism, anti-war, April 3rd Movement (A3M), Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Hoover Institution, Human Rights, International Law, Noam Chomsky, Rally Against War Crimes, social change, social movement, Stanford University, struggle, Student Activism, War, war crimes