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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘movement’

Why I Occupy

  By Hank Finkel (about the author) opednews.com Here is why I Occupy: I am sick of Trickle Down Stay the course Endless war Support the troops but screw the vets Privatized profits and socialized losses Corporate welfare Corporate personhood Privatized profits and socialized losses Profits before people Profits before planet Lobbyists Too big to fail Tax cuts for the rich and service cuts for the rest Bailouts for the banks and bank fees for the ... Full Story

Get Beyond the Bias (about Occupy Denver)

  Get Beyond the Bias By John December 1 I made my third and fourth visits to OccupyDenver last week, including Saturday’s conservative counter-demonstration. While my visit last Thursday was on an unseasonably warm afternoon, Saturday was bitterly cold after a night of heavy snow fall. The weather was so miserable that the organizers of the conservative demonstration cancelled it. Still a rump group of conservatives gathered on the capital steps to listen to informal ... Full Story

How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy

How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street

      How Republicans are being taught to talk about Occupy Wall Street By Chris Moody ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Republican Governors Association met this week in Florida to give GOP state executives a chance to rejuvenate, strategize and team-build. But during a plenary session on Wednesday, one question kept coming up: How can Republicans do a better job of talking about Occupy Wall Street? "I'm so scared of this anti-Wall Street effort. I'm frightened to death," ... Full Story

Pregnant Seattle protester miscarries after being

Pregnant Seattle protester miscarries after being kicked, pepper sprayed

          Pregnant Seattle protester miscarries after being kicked, pepper sprayed By David Edwards Tuesday, November 22, 2011 A woman who was pepper sprayed during during a raid on Occupy Seattle last week is blaming police after she miscarried Sunday. Jennifer Fox, 19, told The Stranger that she had been with the Occupy protests since they started in Westlake Park. She said she was homeless and three months pregnant, but felt the need to join ... Full Story

Offer to kill Occupy Wall Street

  A Washington DC lobbying firm with close ties to Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to destroy the Occupy movement, for a price.   Memo to the Banking Industry: How to Kill Occupy Wall Street For $850,000   by Jonathan Larsen and Ken Olshansky (crossposted from MSNBC's "Open Channel" blog) A well-known Washington lobbying firm with links to the financial industry has proposed an $850,000 plan to take on Occupy Wall Street and politicians who might ... Full Story

What Next for Occupy

    Could #OccupyWallStreet Become a Constitutional Convention? By Chris Tackett Last week, Rachel Maddow interviewed Harvard law professor, Lawrence Lessig  about his new book, Republic Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It, which details the problems caused by our money-soaked political system and explains the method the framers of our Constitution developed for dealing with such a situation. The process involves 34 states calling for a new ... Full Story

Message: Bake a bigger Occu(pie)

  By Carlo Filice   With the various Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, talk of economic and social fairness is in the air. Demonstrators are complaining about the vast inequalities in wealth and political influence between the rich 1 percent or so and the remaining 99 percent. Are the complaints morally legitimate? A key point must be made. Wealth (and influence) inequality per se does not mean unfairness. One analogy is the classroom. Inequality of grades does not ... Full Story

Asia-Pacific Economic summit gets

  APEC World Leaders Dinner Gets Occupied Within secure zone, musician sings on behalf of the many Honolulu - A change in the programmed entertainment at last night's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gala left a few world leaders slack-jawed, though most seemed not to notice that anything was amiss. During the gala dinner, renowned Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who performed at the White House in 2009, opened his suit jacket to reveal a home-made “Occupy with Aloha” T-shirt. ... Full Story

The sinking Occupy movement

  The sinking Occupy movement by Tom H. Hastings The Occupy movement is submerging faster than it's growing. There are two manifestations of an underlying primary problem causing this in my town, Portland Oregon, and I suspect it's not entirely dissimilar elsewhere. Symptom #1: Street people magnet As one of my students and a devoted Occupy worker put it, "What street person WOULDN'T be attracted to free food, no serious rules and at least some temporary protection from ... Full Story

The wealthy’s rewards

The wealthy’s rewards

          The study that shows why Occupy Wall Street struck a nerve   By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer The hard-right conservatives who dominate the Republican Party claim to despise the redistribution of wealth, but secretly they love it — as long as the process involves depriving the poor and middle class to benefit the rich, not the other way around. That is precisely what has been happening, as a jaw-dropping new report by the ... Full Story

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