The rise of Bernie Sanders has sometimes called a progression from the Occupy Wall Street movement which drew attention to the dangers of income inequality. Occupy.com recently looked at presidential candidates they consider Unfit To Lead. Their arguments against Hillary Clinton: As the junior U.S. Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton voted for not only [...]Show More Summary
Fellow Comrades, Socialists, Proles, and Occupy Wall Street allies, Merci beaucoup (that means thanks very much in French – always have to throw in a reminder of my favorite country)
Throughout American history, advocates for racial justice and economic justice have sometimes been at odds, but they've also found common ground. In recent weeks we've watched this tension play out in a surprising way, when Black Lives...Show More Summary
No politician has captured the spirit of Occupy like Bernie Sanders. Can he do the same with Black Lives Matter?
As the Black Lives Matter movement increases its profile, I am reminded of Occupy Wall Street. The Occupy Movement quickly swelled in size and garnered a lot of attention, then entered an awkward era where it couldn’t really think of what to do next. And beyond a retro, reminiscent-of-Woodstock destruction of some public parks, the […]
Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore is a strong supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which protests the top “one percent” of richest Americans. At the same time, he is one of
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