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

22 hours 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 weekNews : 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.

Occupy’s message still relevant at five

Five years ago, protestors descended on Zuccotti Park near Wall Street, launching the Occupy movement. The protests that flared across the nation, Oregon included, finally put income inequality on the forefront of the national dialogue,...Show More Summary

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

last monthNews : 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

BLACK LIVES MATTER IS OCCUPY WALL STREET REVIVED: Complete with that well-known domestic terrorist, …

BLACK LIVES MATTER IS OCCUPY WALL STREET REVIVED: Complete with that well-known domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers. A tell-tale quote from the Frontier Lab study of Black Lives Matter (pdf published in July): You’ve got to organize with class-conscious workers….You’ve got to organize with the undocumented. You’ve got to organize with the radical trans people… You’ve […]

Are Think Tanks as Independent as We Think?

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

The Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011 opposed the influence of corporate money. (Shehan Peruma / CC 2.0) Are think tanks “blurring the line between researchers and lobbyists”? Eric Lipton and Brooke Williams of The New York Times certainly think so. Show More Summary

What Black Lives Matter really is about

(Paul Mirengoff) The other day I wrote: “Black Lives Matter is not about black lives; it’s about the fact that ‘Occupy Wall Street’ fizzled, requiring the radical left to find another hobbyhorse, this time one with a racial hook.” Now I learn, via Jack Fowler at NRO, that this the finding of a detailed report by Anne Sorock of The Frontier Lab. Show More Summary

IN TODAY’S AMERICA, nothing more shameful than bad teeth? “The liberal proponents of Occupy Wall St…

IN TODAY’S AMERICA, nothing more shameful than bad teeth? “The liberal proponents of Occupy Wall Street are often the same people who think Southerners are inbred and Walmart shoppers slovenly miscreants.... Upper-class supremacy is nothing new. A hundred years ago, the US Eugenics Records Office not only targeted racial minorities but ‘sought […]

Black Lives Matter Releases Six Demands

Much like with Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter has gone well beyond its original meaning, an is now delving into all sorts of other interests (NY Times)More than 60

Can an Addiction Memoir Help Us Understand Wall Street?

In January of 2014, a Times Op-Ed by Sam Polk, a former derivatives trader who worked on Wall Street between 2003 and 2010, went viral. Occupy Wall Street protesters had been evicted from Zuccotti Park two years before, and the phrase “the one per cent” had become a part of public discourse. Show More Summary

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