Wash one pound of fresh spinach and remove stems. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and tablespoon of butter. Add 1 clove of garlic (minced) to the skillet. Add spinach. Cover the skillet and cook on high for approximately six minutes, reduce heat and simmer for another six minutes. Place spinach in a large bowl. Chop 3 anchovies. Add anchovies to spinach.
You can also use canned spinach. I'd do the above recipe with two cans of spinach and you could skip the first six minutes of cooking (on high).
WSWS continues its Occupy Wall Street coverage and this is from David Walsh's piece:
That goes for a variety of celebrities who have visited the protest site in New York, including philosopher Slavoj Zizek (“Don’t be afraid to really want what you desire”) and activist Naomi Klein (“The system is deeply unjust and careening out of control”), who moralize about capitalism in general without offering any solution to the greatest obstacle facing the American working class: its continued subordination to the existing system through the Democrats. Klein endorsed Obama in 2008, a fact she failed to mention during her October 6 appearance in Zuccotti Park.
The editors and writers of the Nation magazine are among the most assiduous in attempting to politically eviscerate the Occupy Wall Street protest and draw it into official channels. Editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel’s latest effort in the Washington Post (“Will Occupy Wall Street’s spark reshape our politics?”) is a tortuous attempt to justify steering the movement back to the Democrats and their environs.
If one were to decode the Nation editor’s reasoning, it might go something like this: “Everyone agrees that the political system is corrupt, impervious to the population and only serves the wealthy … so let’s give it another chance!”
Vanden Heuvel begins by rehashing the “No politics” argument. She asserts that by refusing to raise political demands, the protest leaders “are bearing witness to the corruption of our politics; if they made demands to those in power, it would suggest those in power could do something about it.” But this tells us a great deal. Vanden Heuvel can only conceive of a movement within the existing political structures. Socialists turn to the working class and raise political demands against “those in power.”
The Nation’s editor then notes blithely the protesters’ “most compelling point: that our institutions and politicians serve the top 1 percent, not the other 99.” If vanden Heuvel finds the point so compelling, why does she continue to be a dedicated supporter of the Democratic Party and the rest of “our institutions and politicians”?
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: