On Saturday, Liberationtech tweeted the post I wrote about Occupy Wall Street and its organizational tactics. This led to a direct exchange between David “The Debt” Graeber and myself. The thread touched on an number of topics, but we seemed to get stuck on the issue of impression management. One commenter, Brett Fujioka, pointed out […]
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by two protesters who claimed they were arrested for merely closing their bank account during an Occupy Wall Street protest. Judge Denise Cote ruled [PDF] that officers had probable cause...Show More Summary
“Then sing your heart out, sugar. C’mon, that’s our cue." "Carmen covers Outkast at Occupy Wall Street": excerpts from 'Sorry For Partying' – a Novella by Tessa Brown | special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) “Ah cain’t,” Antron whined. “Sure you can, lover,” said Carmen. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge allowed claims of excessive force filed by two Occupy Wall Street protesters against New York police officers to move forward on Wednesday, but threw out their claims of false arrest.
Alamy Occupy Wall Street may be on to something. Corporate profit margins are hitting record highs, while the little guy suffers, earning paychecks so small that one Walmart (WMT) store recently felt compelled to solicit food donations...Show More Summary
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 […]
Mon November 18, 2013 Occupy is Back and Abolishing Debt for the 99 Percent VITAMIN W Staff Occupy Wall Street is back in the spotlight. This time with debt resistance for the 99 percent. A group of activists has bought almost $15 million...Show More Summary
Economics professor and Occupy Wall Street activist Kshama Sawant ousted 16-year incumbent Democrat Richard Conlin in the final days of vote tallying on a platform in favor of a $15 minimum wage, rent control and increased taxes on millionaires. —Posted...Show More Summary
This proposal might sound like something cooked up by Occupy Wall Street or another radical protest movement, but in fact it comes from the heartland of a nation not usually known for its disdain of money-making: Switzerland. On Nov. 24, the Swiss will vote in a referendum on whether to enshrine the 1:12 pay ratio -- in their national constitution, no less.
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
A group of Occupy Wall Street activists has bought almost $15m of Americans’ personal debt over the last year as part of the Rolling Jubilee project to help people pay off their outstanding credit. Rolling Jubilee, set up by Occupy’s Strike Debt group following the street protests that swept the world in 2011, launched on 15 November 2012. […]
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...]
(Reuters) - 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.
What was it like to open up a letter announcing that the burden of a large medical debt had been taken away? "I was dumbfounded," replies Terrance Lavalle, referring to a letter he received in November from Occupy Wall Street's working...Show More Summary
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
I can’t say that I agree with everything Russell Brand says here, but I think I agree with 99% of it. Check this out for an impassioned political tirade or 5 from Russell Brand: Related Stories: Occupy Wall Street Cartoons, News, + How...Show More Summary