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

5 days 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

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 weeks 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

Would a Clinton administration pursue Occupy Wall Street ideas?

Here is perhaps the least analytical paragraph in what is mostly an analytical piece by Gideon Lewis-Kraus (NYT).  It is however the paragraph easiest to excerpt: Joseph Stiglitz is a short, oracular man with gray hair and gray stubble trimmed to equal length, which gives his head the round softness of a late-stage dandelion. Show More Summary

TRUMP TWEETS, “Bernie Sanders endorsing Crooked Hillary Clinton is like Occupy Wall Street endorsi…

TRUMP TWEETS, “Bernie Sanders endorsing Crooked Hillary Clinton is like Occupy Wall Street endorsing Goldman Sachs.” But isn’t that exactly who Occupy endorsed? At no point in 2012 did the leftwing movement call for the ouster of President Goldman Sachs while protesting and pooping on police cars.

The Hypocrisy of Liberals and Wall Street Illustrated Perfectly [Meme]

Via Rachel Marsden: Remember the Occupy Wall Street movement? The 2011-2012 protests sought to bring Arab Spring-type “revolutions” to the United States through a combination of urban camping and complaining

Congressional Black Caucus Schemes to Occupy the People’s House

Congressional Black Caucus members are coordinating a "day of action on the floor in regards to gun violence." That's Democrat code for Occupy Wall Street House of Representatives. The post Congressional Black Caucus Schemes to Occupy the People’s House appeared first on RedState.

Here's The Draft Democratic Party Platform

Here's the draft of the Democratic Party platform. It is dramatically more progressive than the 2012 version. The nation's political center of gravity has changed. Thanks to grassroots movements like Occupy Wall Street, the Fight for...Show More Summary

Does Clinton need Bernie to take it all the way to the convention in order for her to win?

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party. While Occupy Wall Street changed the conversation in 2011 and Bernie Sanders turned the conversation in 2016, neither “movement” made it to the pinnacle. Bernie Sanders won the souls of most of the younger people, and the hearts (if not votes) of many Hillary Clinton supporters. Show More Summary

‘Rolling Jubilee’ activists accuse ‘Last Week Tonight’ of misleading them for $15 million debt stunt

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A progressive activist group with roots in the Occupy Wall Street movement accused John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight of copying their work, then misrepresenting it as part of Oliver’s $15 million debt-forgiveness giveaway on Sunday. “On this episode, John Oliver advocates for vague...

Amid the Tumult over France's Labor Reform, the Silence of the People

Translator's note: Since the end of March France has been roiled by protests over the Socialist government's proposals to loosen France's famously rigid labor laws. The Nuit Debout movement, modeled on Occupy Wall Street and anti-austerity movements in Spain and elsewhere, began with nightly assemblies in the Place de la République in Paris. Show More Summary

Where Will the Next Social Movement Come From?

How Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street can transform the Ivory Tower. Much of our future is reliably unpredictable, and what more so than the moments when mass movements suddenly break out and sweep across our world? Who expected,...Show More Summary

It Begins… Angry Bernie Sanders Supporters Plan To Occupy the DNC (VIDEO)

It’s a well established fact that Bernie Sanders is the preferred candidate of the Occupy Wall Street movement so it’s... The post It Begins… Angry Bernie Sanders Supporters Plan To Occupy the DNC (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Legal Tender Finds Art at the Intersection of Love and Money

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Legal Tender Finds Art at the Intersection of Love and Money by Jen Graves S omewhere embedded within the 500 pages of Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber—a leading thinker behind Occupy Wall Street—almost proposes that debt is good. Show More Summary

The Nevada Convention: Where Democracy Went To Die

The revolution will be live streamed. It’s already happening. Since Occupy Wall Street several years ago, protestors and activists have taken their message online in an effort to document political and economic corruption. And there is no turning back. Show More Summary

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