It’s a political puzzle. Why is it that Conservatives organized more quickly and effectively through the Tea Party than Liberals were able to via Occupy Wall Street? “The Tea Party movement developed a succinct set of goals in its incipient stages and effectively mobilized its members toward large-scale social change quite quickly,” says psychological scientist […]
The debt was purchased for $400,000. Andrew Ross, a member of Strike Debt and professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University... said the group had received letters from people whose debt they had lifted thanking them for the service. Show More Summary
Occupy's Rolling Jubilee program has free American consumers from $15 million in medical debt. The post Here’s How Occupy Wall Street Freed Americans From Millions In Debt appeared first on ThinkProgress.
. A small bit of brightness, courtesy commentor Piratedan: An Occupy Wall Street spin-off group has bought up $14.7 million worth of Americans’ personal medical debt and forgiven it over the last year as part of its Rolling Jubilee project, the group announced Monday. The Rolling Jubilee project, organized by Occupy Wall Street’s Strike Debt [Read more...]
It's not just Occupy Wall Street protesters that are worried about wealth and income inequality. Now people like Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund at Pimco, are warning that the problem is making the U.S. less productive,...Show More Summary
Critics deride the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street alike as motivated by envy. Is that such a bad thing?
UC Davis officer John Pike — known as “pepper spray cop” for casually spraying nonviolent protesters during the 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement — will be awarded $38,000 for psychiatric injuries. The post Pepper Spray Cop Fired For Assaulting Protesters Wins A $38,000 Payout appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Oh yeah, that guy. Tim Pawlenty, who still has apparent dreams of running for president again, says the tea party movement is just like the Occupy Wall Street movement. I don't think he understands either one: As to the Tea Party, keep in mind, you know, it’s one slice of a broader coalition. Show More Summary
The police never seemed to have any issues with the Tea Party. Why?
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) challenged the Director of the National Park Service Wednesday, asking him why it took him over 100 days in 2011 to enforce federal regulations with Occupy Wall Street group encampments in McPherson Square on the National Mall but, while veterans' memorials were closed on the first day of the government shutdown. Show More Summary
The Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA - affectionately known as Obamacare) is starting to look a lot like the Occupy Wall Street movement. They have a whole bunch of complaints but no one idea that really resonates...Show More Summary
So, Wall Street, what have you learned the last five years? What is the lesson?
You may recall this iconic Occupy Wall Street photo of fellow 99-percenter, Stephanie Sautter. Stephanie is in the final stages of her fight against breast cancer. She had no other options at the time but to delay treatment until she...Show More Summary
In researching my recent column in The Hill, defending the food stamp program from cruel and barbaric cuts now passed by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, I wrote at length about Pope Francis, the pope who stands up for the poor. Show More Summary
Several media outlets actually celebrated the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, even though they’ve largely vanished as a political force. The media really rooted for them, with ABC’s Diane Sawyer taking the cake for overstatement,...Show More Summary
Previously published on BillMoyers.com This week marks both the fifth anniversary of the fiscal meltdown that almost tanked the world economy and the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the movement that sparked heightened public awareness of income inequality. Show More Summary
I trekked down to Occupy Wall Street's celebration of its second anniversary today in New York City, traveling alongside the occupiers as they marched from Zuccotti Park to Washington Square. Here are some images of today's event:This...Show More Summary
At the Campaign for America's Future, former Wall Street executive Richard Eskow writes Memo to Washington—Occupy Movement Lives: Today, September 17, marks the second anniversary of the Occupy movement. When that movement is mentioned at all in Washington, which is rarely, the tone is dismissive. Show More Summary
Occupy Wall Street got off to a shaky start in New York City two years today. From a small group of disaffected communists and anarchists staging what amounted to a fancy sit-in September 17, 2011 to the media explosion that happened...Show More Summary
There was a rally at Zuccotti Park today to mark the 2-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. About 100 people showed up, many of the them there to claim the defunct movement was still alive. "We're still here, still fighting, still strong" spokesperson Sumumba Sobukwe told the crowd. Show More Summary