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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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 7:14am
Cut It Out: An Open Letter to Black Bloc Anarchists
I like to compare those using Black Bloc tactics at a nonviolent protest to taking a 6 year-old kid to the symphony. You’ll likely find yourself constantly apologizing to those sitting in your row when the child makes fart jokes every time he hears the tympani.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 8:49am
This Is What Tyranny Looks Like
Remember when police beat Tea Party activists with batons, raided homes without warrants, unjustly arrested and strip-searched Tea Party protesters, or attacked and intimidated journalists covering Tea Party rallies?
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Friday, May 11, 2012 - 11:59am
FCC: Break Up the Big Media Monopoly
Houston rapper Pimp C of UGK had a phrase that he frequently used for Texas rappers whom he felt inadequately represented his state. “You embarrassin’ us.” The same could be said for today’s spineless, weak-kneed, irrelevant mainstream media.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 7:20am
Grow Up, Ron Paul
Like many other little American kids, all I wanted to do was eat junk food, play video games and goof around with my friends. I didn’t like being made to go to school, going to bed at 9 PM, eating vegetables, doing homework after school, or taking out the garbage. And like most other little kids who don’t like abiding by the rules of their parents, I sometimes fantasized about what it would be like to run away from home. But when I packed my backpack full of clothes and individually-wrapped packs of peanut butter crackers from the pantry, I could never go through with my plan.
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Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:47am
'Job Creators' Aren't Doing Their Job
If you put in long hours and hard work into a job, would you be upset with a boss who paid you with a handful of nickels, especially if hundred-dollar bills spilled out of your boss’s pockets while he dug around for the coins?
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 8:02am
The Corporatocracy is the 1%
In October of 2003 Steve Jobs first learned that he had pancreatic cancer. His doctors and family members urged, even pleaded with him to have surgery, but he opted instead to try alternative and natural remedies. It was a decision he would later regret. America is faced with a similar dilemma.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 8:11am
More for Them, Less for You
What would you say to a family financial adviser who suggested your wisest investment would be to liquidate your own retirement account and empty out your kids' college fund to buy your wealthy cousin a new Bentley? Would you go ahead and gamble with your life savings in hopes that your cousin would send you a big thank-you check, or would you hire a new financial adviser?
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 9:07am
ALEC: Democracy's Arch-Nemesis
In 1816, Thomas Jefferson wrote to George Logan, "“I hope we shall crush… in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
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Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 12:08pm
Time For Congress to End Big Oil Subsidies
In Mario Puzo’s The Godfather , a character named Don Fanucci is known as a ruthless, greedy black hand extortionist who skims a regular “protection” fee from those who operate in his neighborhood. Fanucci even threatened to disfigure the daughter of a man who refused to pay him, or allow him to “wet his beak.”
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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 8:38am
Tax the Rich. Problem Solved
What if there was a group of terrorists holding your family hostage with a gun pointed at themselves, demanding the account number to your pension fund? Would you negotiate with the terrorists by allowing them access to your savings, or would you let them shoot themselves and keep your retirement money intact?
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