Usually movie makers strive to stay ahead of the cultural curve. It makes them “visionaries,” who are “cutting edge,” because they “push the envelope.” Two years ago, “Occupy Wall Street” was the hot fad, stoking the usual left-wing outrage at bankers and the finance industry, who were portrayed as greedheads never held accountable for their crimes. Show More Summary
Why are cops allowed to use a tool of torture? In an image reminiscent of the peaceful Occupy Wall Street students who were pepper-sprayed at UC-Davis in 2011, a woman protesting home foreclosures in front of the Department of Justice on Monday was tased, for no apparent reason, other than that she was peacefully linking [...]
Few actors can top the liberal bona fides of Avengers star Mark Ruffalo. The ruggedly handsome actor is vehemently anti-fracking, longs to see Guantanamo Bay closed and marched in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Today, Ruffalo set aside his ideology to share his disgust over the Obama administration's tactics in its war on the press.
The annual Cannes Film Festival offers a cavalcade of film exclusives, celebrity sightings and amenities that would make an Occupy Wall Street type rush to grab cardboard and magic markers. It's also a mini-Mecca for prostitution. Fox...Show More Summary
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Members of one of Occupy Wall Street's offshoots, Occupy Our Homes, were arrested Monday and Tuesday demonstrating outside the headquarters of the Department of Justice in Washington.
On Tuesday morning, homeowners facing foreclosure and housing rights activists from across the country -- including the Home Defender's League and Occupy Our Homes (an off-shoot of Occupy Wall Street) -- rallied outside the U.S. Department...Show More Summary
The Other 98%, a group loosely associated with Occupy Wall Street, is trying to raise enough cash to outbid Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers in their efforts to buy the Tribune Company, owner of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and The Baltimore Sun, among other newspapers.
With Occupy Wall Street's presence in Union Square Park diminished, there's significantly less political dissent for police to crush than there was last spring, when the NYPD repeatedly chased protesters out of the park. Still, it'sShow More Summary
This Spring 2013 issue of Sociological Quarterly is dedicated mainly to discussion of Occupy Wall Street. A nice mix of movement research veterans, younger folks, and activists: Frances Fox Piven on organization Rasmus Kleis Nielsen on the use of social media Richard Flacks discusses the future of OWS. Required reading for movement scholars. Adverts: From Black […]
I am not particularly on board with schlock director Uwe Boll’s sensibility or the idea in his forthcoming movie Assault On Wall Street that people who work in finance are worthy targets of vigilante justice: But I do think there’s something interesting about the way the movie is being marketed, as an “excoriating look at [...]
Via Occupy Wall St.: One of the points Occupy Wall Street made, by choosing to occupy space in Manhattan and not in DC, was that it's really Wall Street who runs things, not the government. The votes in the House Financial Services Committee...Show More Summary
Instagram photo posted by Mortgage Bankers Association lobbyist Len Wolfson during their fundraising ski trip with Rep Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) -- Memify this! Via Occupy Wall St.: One might think that with the wave of scandals that have...Show More Summary
[May not be suitable for work.] Artist Molly Crabapple talks about her new paintings, entitled "The Shell Game" and her documentary drawings of global turmoil in 2011, including the rise of Occupy Wall Street, Anonymous hackers, theShow More Summary
Occupy Museums thinks the art fair model needs to be reworked. Occupy Wall Street’s art offshoot has announced a new initiative, DebtFair, which seeks to radically deconstruct the commercial art fair. After essentially sunning themselves...Show More Summary
enlarge Adam Kokesh is a strange bird. He's a veteran of the Iraq war and a hard-core libertarian who claims to support the tea party and Occupy Wall Street. I'm going out on a limb here and saying he actually tends to lean more anarchist than anything else. Show More Summary
Typical Occupy Seattle Day: Why liberals resort to violence Separate events in Seattle and Colorado recently descended into violence and chaos. A group celebrating the Occupy Wall Street anniversary was responsible for the former. A gathering of pro-marijuana advocates caused the latter. This is months after Michigan hot dog vendor Clinton Tarver was abused for [...]
By Cathy O'Neil, a data scientist and a member of the Occupy Wall Street Alternative Banking Group. Cross posted from mathbabe I recently read and article off the newsstand called The Rise of Big Data, It was written by Kenneth NeilShow More Summary
Across the globe Wednesday, millions of demonstrators took to the streets to promote workers' rights, with demands reflecting the pressing labor and economic issues facing each nation. Occupy Wall Street activists returned to Manhattan;...Show More Summary
It's May Day, and Occupy Wall Street will be acting in force across New York City. Join us on this day of celebration and agitation for the struggles of workers the world over. As the May Day music video "We Stand For Justice" depicts. "We stand for justice. Show More Summary