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Occupy Argues Clinton Unfit To Run For President; Also Critical Of O’Malley & Of Multiple Republicans

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

Straight Talk from Bernie Sanders

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)

Can Bernie Sanders Revive King's Dream -- Fusing the Spirit of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street?

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

Black Lives Matter joins a long line of protest movements that have shifted public opinion — most recently, Occupy Wall Street

No politician has captured the spirit of Occupy like Bernie Sanders. Can he do the same with Black Lives Matter?

The Insiders: The Black Lives Matter movement is bad for Democrats

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 […]

Hating Capitalism Pays Big: Michael Moore sells his log-palace mansion for $5 million

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 Partners with Anti-Capitalist Activist to Promote Climate Chance Encyclical

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

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld is not happy with the Pope: “The most dangerous person on the planet”

"All [Pope Francis] needs is dreadlocks and a dog with a bandana and he could be on Occupy Wall Street"

The Triumph of Occupy Wall Street

The movement that began in Zuccotti Park didn't disappear—it just splintered and regrouped around a variety of focused causes.

What the US Can Learn From the May 24 Electoral Victory in Spain

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

When income distorts equal justice under the law

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street Should Combine Movements But With New Strong Leaders

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 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

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

9 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

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