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Welcome to the state where the politics of hate
Shout loud in the crowd — watch them beat us all down.
There's a rising tide on the rivers of blood
And if the answer isn't violence, neither is your silence...

Pop Will Eat Itself

This is the area within Wild Ideas for political material and links that don't relate to either environmentalism (that's located in the Forest), or sexual politics (see the Calyx). A wide variety of issues and ideas are dealt with here, from media and culture jamming to Native rights to censorship (Internet and otherwise) to the peace movement, and much more.

So what’s with the name?

common adj [ME commun fr. OF, fr. L. communis, common, shared, akin to munus, gift, service. (13c) 1 a : of or relating to a community at large: PUBLIC...   2 a : belonging to or shared by two or more individuals or by all members of a group...   4 b : characterized by a lack of privilege or special status (~ people)...  
common(s) n (14c) 1 pl the common people...   3 a : pl but sing or pl in constr, often cap the political group or estate comprising the commoners...   5 : a piece of land subject to common use: as a : undivided land, used esp. for pasture b : a public open area in a municipality... — in common : shared together.

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