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WHAT WOULD ANDREW DO? Breitbart coordinated with liberal activist and organizer who disrupted GOP pr…

WHAT WOULD ANDREW DO? Breitbart coordinated with liberal activist and organizer who disrupted GOP primary campaign events. Aaron Black, an associate with Democracy Partners and a former Occupy Wall Street organizer, worked with the pro-Trump site Breitbart, tipping it off about his stunts, exchanging raw video and coordinating coverage, according to a source with direct […]

Operative featured in recent Project Veritas project coordinated with Breitbart to bring down Rubio: Politico

13 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

In a bombshell report on Politico, a former Occupy Wall Street organizer is accused of working with conservative news site to disrupt rallies held by Trump rivals — including Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) — during the primary season. According to Hadas Gold, a source...

Final Debate Thread: The Mishegas In Las Ve-gas

While you wait, you can chew on this post by John Sexton on the parties' use of the "system is rigged" meme: it?s fair to say that between Occupy Wall Street, the Piketty boom, the attacks on Mitt Romney and...

Photos: Wade Deep Into American History Inside Gorgeous Old Federal Hall

A lot of people might think of Federal Hall as that place Occupy Wall Street used to hang around, or that place where Bane made his last stand against the Batman. But Federal Hall Memorial National Historic Site, which was opened toShow More Summary

Inequality Is Still the Defining Issue of Our Time

In 2011, President Obama, speaking in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, called inequality the “defining issue of our time.” Now Jason Furman, chair of the Council on Economic Advisors, argues that Obama “narrowed the inequality gap” more than any president in 50 years. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office echoes the observation that income inequality […]

bernie in the street: how occupy wall street fits in the democratic party

Mobilizing Ideas has a new forum where a scholars are discussing movements and elections. I’ll start with a few snippets from “Bernie Sanders and the Occupy Wall Street Wing of the Democratic Library,” written by my dear friend Michael T. Heaney: While it is impossible to definitively establish what fraction of Occupy supporters also supported […]

This Week In Techdirt History: September 25th - October 1st

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2011, Occupy Wall Street was in full swing, leading (of course) to video of NYPD cops wantonly pepper-spraying nonviolent protestors. It soon became clear that people were being targeted just for recording the police, despite attempts to justify their actions with explanations that conflicted with the video evidence. Show More Summary

Who’s Getting Rich Off Student Loans in the United States?

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

    A sign at Occupy Wall Street, November 2011. (Jagz Mario / CC BY-SA 2.0) Student debt is an industry worth $140 billion a year. And it got that way because the federal government relinquished control of—and then much of its power...Show More Summary

Atlanta-based activist Cecily McMillan hopes her memoir will inspire millennials

In 2012, Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan and a police officer allegedly assaulted each other while police were clearing Zuccotti Park. When a jury found McMillan guilty and a judge sentenced her to three months in prison, it created a national outcry. This month the 27-year-old Atlantan’s memoir introduces readers to the woman behind the headlines.

A Sioux Version Of Occupy Wall Street

Cross-posted with In our new political world, the phrase "follow the money" has real meaning. Consider the $1,530,000 that, according to, billionaire Kelcy Warren has personally given away in the 2016 election cycle to influence your vote (or someone's vote anyway). Show More Summary

Occupy Wall Street returns to Zuccotti Park five years later

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Demonstrators gathered to remember the 2011 camp-out and weeks-long protest that sparked the movement against economic inequality.

New Yorkers revisit Occupy Wall Street on its fifth anniversary

People gathered in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan on Saturday, exactly five years after Occupy Wall Street began, describing how a small encampment spread to cities across the country. Continue reading ? The post New Yorkers revisit Occupy Wall Street on its fifth anniversary appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

5 Essential Occupy Wall Street Stories

The populist movement first made news on Sept. 17, 2011

What Occupy Wall Street Got Wrong

What did Occupy get right? What I respect most about Occupy is that they tried. And they suffered the natural first consequence of trying: embarrassment. You are going to embarrass yourself. Because as privileged white people, you don’t know how to help with a problem you cannot possibly conceive of. Show More Summary

Will The Stars Appear On Occupy's 5th Birthday?

Five years ago on September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street's taking of Zuccotti Park in New York City provided an opportunity for many stars to shine. A few, all too few, continue to shine even today. When Occupy was evicted from its Eden, some of the brightest faded quickly, having no audience. Show More Summary

Casting Call: Original Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Occupiers - Your Presence is Requested!

Imagine, if five years after penning the declaration of Independence the original signers were to meet back in Philadelphia to recreate that moment? Or, authentic members of Boston's Tea Party were to re-convene and make themselves available...Show More Summary

Finally! Occupy Wall Street's One Demand is Revealed

And, it's a good one - an invitation to join with a significant number of the original Occupiers and their supporters on Saturday, September 7 (S17) and celebrate Occupy's fifth anniversary in NYC's Zuccotti Park. There is a good reason for a large number of Occupiers to be on hand. Show More Summary

This Woman Is Trying to Make the World a Better Place, One Community Center at a Time

Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, Janet Wilson is helping transform vacant buildings into thriving community centers. Five years ago, Janet Wilson was one of thousands of people who flocked to New York’s Zuccotti Park to participate in the Occupy Wall Street movement that would eventually sweep the country and the world. Show More Summary

Move along if you see a protest — or get arrested, city says

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The city Law Department made the point in relation to Stephen Kass - the Wall Street lawyer collared for talking to Occupy Wall Street protesters outside Zuccotti Park in September 2013.

Millennials' distrust of banks is spawning a new breed of startups

For anyone who came of age during the 2008 financial crisis, it's hard to forget the names of the banks who needed bailouts or the tents of Occupy Wall Street. Older millennials likely graduated college into an environment where jobs...Show More Summary

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