Carl Gibson

Carl Gibson, 25, is co-founder of US Uncut, a nationwide creative direct-action movement that mobilized tens of thousands of activists against corporate tax avoidance and budget cuts in the months leading up to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Carl and other US Uncut activists are featured in the documentary "We're Not Broke," which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He currently lives in Old Lyme, Connecticut. You can contact Carl at usuncut@gmail.com, and listen to his online radio talk show, Swag The Dog, at blogtalkradio.com/swag-the-dog.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 9:22am
Solidarity Through Charity: Occupy Evolves and Lives
I know what it’s like to be hounded by bill collectors. And regardless of how I feel about the Tea Party’s politics, if they spearheaded an initiative to abolish the $6,000 in medical debt I had racked up in Houston, Texas after breaking my elbow with no health insurance, and did the same with thousands of others’ debt out of sheer desire to do good, I would feel radically different about the Tea Party.
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Friday, October 26, 2012 - 6:17am
'We Pay More': US Austerity Well Underway
After I pinned a dollar bill on my jacket lapel with “I PAY MORE” written on it in black marker, I’ve had countless conversations during my travels across the United States that went something like this:
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Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 10:33am
The Illegitimate Debates of 2012
Imagine going out to dinner in a restaurant that only served Coke and Pepsi to drink. What if the establishment had strict rules against the serving of coffee, tea, juice, water, milk, or any other beverage, and was the only restaurant in town? Wouldn’t it be better to just find a new restaurant that offered multiple choices to customers? The same comparison can be made about the bland, exclusionary, corporate-sponsored presidential debates happening this month.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 2:14pm
'Snatched and Grabbed' by the NYPD
The white-shirted NYPD officer took his empty Chipotle tray and stood up, walking over to the trash can. I stretched out my hands. "I'll take that for you, bro," I said to him. He was caught off-guard. "Do you work here?"
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Friday, September 14, 2012 - 10:53am
Standardized Tests for All Elected Officials
Rahm Emanuel wants to cheapen education to make it conform to a standardized testing model. So how about we come up with standardized testing models to see how our do-nothing politicians measure up?
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Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 10:05am
RNC: You Didn't Build That
The entire theme of the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa is "We Built This." It's a dig at a remark Obama made at a Virginia campaign event, where he pushed the narrative that government investments in national infrastructure like good schools, good roads and good police/fire protection is essential to the success of the business community.
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Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:40am
What Do Stoners and Mitt Romney Have in Common?
Every smart weed smoker knows that while you’re applying for jobs, it’s best to stay clean. While all smokers have unique remedies they swear to when it comes to getting THC out of your system in a hurry, we all know it’s best to just lay off until after passing that drug test when you’re looking for work.
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Friday, August 10, 2012 - 7:11am
Target Election Fraud, Not "Voter Fraud"
Fact: There are two things that occur more often than the right-wing myth of “voter fraud”: UFO sightings, and election-rigging. Statistically, you’re 3,615 times more likely to report seeing an alien than you are of seeing voter fraud.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 9:18am
McCain Should Release Romney's Tax Returns
Mitt Romney almost won the GOP nomination in 2008, but John McCain ended up carrying the party nod as a well-known US Senator and Vietnam POW. Romney was considered for the VP spot and submitted 23 years of tax returns during the vetting process.
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Monday, July 30, 2012 - 6:58am
National Debt? There's No Such Thing
Imagine sitting at the kitchen table, stressing out over your family's finances. Between the student loan debt, the credit card debt, the car loan, the mortgage, the phone bill, the groceries, electricity and the water, you only have so much in your bank account to cover a few of those things. To avoid defaulting on your debt or having your car repossessed, you'll either have to forgo electricity for your home, or you can simply collect the debt owed to you by your rich neighbors, all of which totals more than you would make in 10 years.
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