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
CHANGE: The People Who Organized Occupy Wall Street Are Now Suing Each Other.
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
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
This week marks the third anniversary of protesters descending on Wall Street to protest the havoc wrought by the 2008 Financial Meltdown, which had hit all Americans hard, except for the ones who had caused it. What began as an open call from Adbusters to show up with a tent grew from dozens to hundreds, to thousands, to tens of thousands. Show More Summary
Almost three years to the date since Occupy Wall Street first raised the consciousness of Americans about the wide economic disparities between the richest one percent versus the 99 percent of U.S. earners, new Federal Reserve data confirms that wealth and income inequality in the U.S. Show More Summary
The Occupy Wall Street movement, which blazed brightly two years ago amid a sea of arrests, vandalism and attacks against the wealthy, is coming back in the form of an online TV channel. Occupy Television, in conjunction with FilmOnShow More Summary
When conservatives and libertarians start sounding like the race hustlers and the Occupy Wall Street crowd while commenting on incidents like the Ferguson shooting, America is in trouble.
Karen Lewis, the grotesque personification of teachers unions who has managed to politicize even mathematics, has it in for the wealthy. Here she is spewing demagogic communist lies at an Occupy Wall Street infestation: Astute observers will note that it is not public institutions that create wealth, but private citizens. Show More Summary
Imagine a movie that 1) sympathetically portrays Occupy Wall Street and 2) features songs by “Weird Al” Yankovic. If you think 1) and 2) seem incongruous, you might get an argument from writer Lynn Stuart Parramore. In a piece that ran...Show More Summary
At first blush, the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street appear as bookends: opposing grass-roots movements on the political right and left, respectively. At second blush, the Tea Party seems the more successful. In the 2010 mid-term elections, one-third of Tea Party-backed candidates won, reclaiming the House for Republicans. Show More Summary
Immigrants and the Cootie Offense By Tina Dupuy In September of 2011, a franchise of the Occupy Wall Street movement, set up camp on the steps of Los Angeles’ iconic City Hall. The encampment was lauded by celebrities like Bill Maher and Tom Morello and embraced by politicians like Congresswoman Maxine Waters and then City [...]
Attacking the Rich Resentment against the rich seems to be growing around the world. The recent recession exacerbated feelings already running high: demonstrations, Occupy Wall Street in New York City and elsewhere, the Daily Show where...Show More Summary
The defunct Occupy Wall Street's legacy, in part, was bringing the term "one percent" into the lexicon. The term targeted the rich, who apparently weren't paying their fair share to society. Gene Simmons begs to differ. In fact, the Kiss mainstay and proud one percenter says the country would be in shambles without that unfairly maligned group. Show More Summary
Cecily McMillan, a New York activist, who was sentenced to ninety days in prison for "felony assault of a police officer" after an incident at an Occupy Wall Street event, was released from prison. She delivered a statement to the press and took the opportunity to read a statement that she and the women of Rikers Island drafted together.
A group of Occupy Wall Street activists staged an "Occupy Google" protest Wednesday evening to push the Internet giant to embrace the cause of "net neutrality," which would allow the government to regulate the rates charged and bandwidth provided by Internet service providers to different users. Show More Summary
I recently heard about a website called Rent-A-Gent. At first it sounded like an escort service. And it is. On the surface, there were some aspects that appealed to a single girl like me. I could hire a driver, handyman, dog trainer, or language tutor and see photos and reviews. Show More Summary
If you’ll recall, the brief but noisy Occupy Wall street movement was all about protesting the “One Percent,” those evil rich folks that apparently return nothing to the nation. Well a look at the compensation of those at the University of Chicago in President Obama’s home city shows that the Occupy folks were protesting the […]
Liberals were so excited when news broke of a husband-and-wife team of psychopaths killing two police officers and a heroic armed civilian who confronted them in Las Vegas... and threw a "Don't Tread On Me" Gadsden flag over one of their victims. Show More Summary
"...growing anger on the right..."