Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Trigger Cuts" and an Athenian Gesture

Gov. Jerry Brown revealed a new budget plan today. A new mechanism called "trigger cuts" were introduced. These cuts put even more money for social services on the chopping block and attach their enactment to future state revenue. Newspapers and other media sources throughout California published this little diagram to explain:

Meanwhile in Athens thousands take to the streets against proposed austerity measures.

                    Inspiration from another corner of the capitalist totality in the form of a gesture.

We do not seek a fictionalized re-enactment of what we see but to feel and act upon what is common between us. We reject spectacular fantasies and stages. We must begin where our feet touch the asphalt.

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