Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change with his encyclical, Laudato Si’, has resulted in some strange and “radical” alliances. The Guardian (UK) reported on June 27 that the Vatican added pro Occupy Wall Street activist Naomi Klein to a growing list of activists for its upcoming environmental conference. Show More Summary
"All [Pope Francis] needs is dreadlocks and a dog with a bandana and he could be on Occupy Wall Street"
The movement that began in Zuccotti Park didn't disappear—it just splintered and regrouped around a variety of focused causes.
The tsunami of popular outrage and indignation that in May 2011 led to the take-over of parks across Spain, sparking a worldwide movement made famous by Occupy Wall Street, has done it again this time at the polls, upending that nation's...Show More Summary
Income inequality has become far more visible over the past few years, thanks in large part to the efforts of the Occupy Wall Street movement. It should be common knowledge by now that the rich have gotten richer and the poor have gotten...Show More Summary
Of course black lives matter. And, yes -- community policing and police brutality is a major issue, especially in impoverished areas. But so is education an important issue in impoverished areas. The key word here is poverty -- which is the real issue -- income inequality. Show More Summary
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
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
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
The activist-academic and Occupy Wall Street champion tells Salon about his new book on the bureaucratic state
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...
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."
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
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
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
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 ?
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 [...]
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
(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
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