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DANIEL MITCHELL: More Statist Propaganda from the Taxpayer-Funded OECD. “How else would you descri…

DANIEL MITCHELL: More Statist Propaganda from the Taxpayer-Funded OECD. “How else would you describe a bureaucracy that consorts and cooperates with leftist groups like Occupy Wall Street and the AFL-CIO and routinely published propaganda...Show More Summary

Top 400 Americans got a huge income boost and low tax rates in 2012

The 400 highest-earning Americans had a really good year in 2012, with their incomes rising by an average of $2.1 million... a week. That's "time to Occupy Wall Street again" good, and rising incomes for the very wealthy isn't all. The...Show More Summary

Activists think they found a way to convince Democrats to stay away from 'toxic' hedge fund money

A group of liberal operatives in Washington and New York are trying to convince the Democratic Party that it has a hedge fund problem. A new effort backed by teachers' unions and Occupy Wall Street is trying to make a case that the unions have long sought to make: Charter schools are a wolf — or, in this case, billionaires — in sheep's clothing. Show More Summary

“I found myself turning into an idiot!”: David Graeber explains the life-sapping reality of bureaucratic life

The activist-academic and Occupy Wall Street champion tells Salon about his new book on the bureaucratic state

Income Inequality Is Irrelevant: North Dakota Has 6th Highest Threshold For “1%”

Fargo Forum reporter, and Occupy Wall Street enthusiast, Patrick Springer has an article today about income inequality in North Dakota, noting that the state has the 6th highest income threshold for inclusion in 1 percent. The maligned 1 percent, according to Springer: Membership in the much-maligned top 1 percent of income earners in North Dakota would...

"Jon Stewart’s expiration date: Why liberalism needs to outgrow the snark."

Headline of a Salon article that ends: "If liberals want to see more of the kind of direct action that’s characterized the Occupy Wall Street and #blacklivesmatter movements — if they really want to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable — they’re going to have to embrace a political vision that has grown beyond the idiosyncratic limitations of Jon Stewart."

Open thread for night owls: Fear of Occupy Wall Street hurt Red Cross relief work after hurricane

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger at Pro-Publica write How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Effort. An excerpt: In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. Show More Summary

How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined The Red Cross' Sandy Relief Effort

by Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger ProPublica, Dec. 11, 2014, 1:51 p.m. In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. One group quickly emerged as a bright spot. While victims...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Rolling Stone's sloppiness hurts fight against rape, systemic violence

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Charles M. Blow at The New York Times writes A New Age of Activism: There seems to be a new age of activism rising. From Occupy Wall Street, to the “Stop Watching Us” march against government surveillance, to the Moral Monday protests,...Show More Summary

The ‘Goldmanization’ of the Department of Education

While it might seem as if most key economics positions in the Obama Administration have been occupied by Wall Street types….Ok, they have been occupied by Wall Street types. Let’s start over. Just as many key economics positions in the … Continue reading ?

Edward Snowden Says Occupy Wall Street Was ‘Last Time Civil Disobedience Brought About Change’

The Nation Magazine published an interview with National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, and one of the parts that is most remarkable is his commentary on civil disobedience and the movement that was ignited in 2011 by Occupy Wall Street. First off, there have been numerous interviews published with Snowden at this point. He appeared [...]

Why Hong Kong's #OccupyCentral Nonviolently Protests China

Coauthored by Jamila Raqib The Occupy Movement has returned and is resurrecting itself in Hong Kong. But in this case, the "occupying" is not associating itself with the Occupy Wall Street of recent years. Instead, a new political initiative...Show More Summary

Climate Week in Pictures

(Steven Hayward) You just knew we had to do this.  Surprise, surprise, surprise, it seems the climatistas who marched over the weekend were just as big a slobs as the Occupy Wall Street crowd (because they were mostly the same people), and failed to recycle their trash. Show More Summary

Here Are Some Of The Amazing Things We Saw At The #FloodWallStreet Protests

There were dramatic scenes in the Financial District of downtown New York yesterday. By the famous Raging Bull statue, hundreds of 'Occupy Wall Street' supporters protested against the connection between big business and climate change. Show More Summary

Occupy Wall Street

My Twitter feed and my email inbox are in tension. Conservatives have been passing around a story on Twitter from the Washington Free Beacon, which has been doing great work unearthing new items from Hillary Clinton’s past. The paper found a 1971 letter from Clinton to radical socialist organizer Saul Alinsky. Show More Summary

Feminism Meets Occupy Wall Street

Rachel Hills profiles feminist writer Laurie Penny, author of Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution: [Penny] is skeptical of attempts to take the bite out of the gender equality movement. “I think the whole question [of rebranding feminism] is very indicative of how threatening a lot of people find feminism and gender liberation in general,” […]

Strike Debt Announces Abolishment Of Student Debt On Occupy Anniversary

Strike Debt, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, announced yesterday that it has abolished $4 million worth of student loan debt as part of its Rolling Jubilee program. The group was able to purchase the debt for around $100,000. Show More Summary

Occupy Twitter!!!

Apparently, it really bites to be on the receiving end of Occupy tactics. And really, who could have foreseen such a shocking development? Three years after the Occupy Wall Street movement began, an unlikely conflict has emerged over...Show More Summary

To Celebrate 3rd Anniversary, Occupy's Strike Debt Starts Buying Up Student Loans

Happy anniversary to my favorite movement builders! On the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Rolling Jubilee has, for the first time ever, bought and abolished student debt: $3,856,866.11 of student debt owedShow More Summary

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