This week’s Vulture cover story, on Adam McKay’s The Big Short, asks whether America is angry enough for a Hollywood version of Occupy Wall Street, and if McKay’s brand of dick jokes can actually teach us something about the financial crisis and what went wrong in 2008. The man who... More »
The story of the post-Obama Left began just a few years into his presidency, with the rise of Occupy Wall Street. The 2011 protest movement injected catchy memes like “the 99%” into popular consciousness, and it kickstarted the debate about inequality that’s now at the heart of the 2016 election. Show More Summary
by From Adbusters #122: Manifesto for World Revolution Pt. V It’s been a few years since Occupy Wall Street came and went. Conventional wisdom says it fizzled — but all of us who participated know better. Occupy took the world by surprise, then it needed to go underground and regroup. Show More Summary
Many younger New Yorkers would recognize his name from Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, which was named in his honor and became the home of the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011.
Is Black Lives Matter destined to go the way of the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and Million Man March movements -- a footnote in history? A recent poll showed voters are skeptical of Black Lives Matter and its policies. Many have questioned the lack of. Show More Summary
A Manhattan federal judge said a transgender Occupy Wall Street protester may sue New York City for treating him differently from other male protesters following their arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge. The decision made public on Monday is also notable because U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said...
What's happening at the University of Missouri certainly cannot be good for enrollment numbers. The stories coming out of Mizzou just keep getting more bizarre as days go by. Occupy Wall Street people are flabbergasted at the level of crazy that people are witnessing. Show More Summary
Despite rampant sidewalk-blocking all along the route, the NYPD, so vigilant in protecting the public from this crime during both Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter demonstrations over the years, were nowhere to be seen. [ more › ]
The Occupy Wall Street movement stood up for people in the 99%. But that’s a big number. Where do you actually rank in that spectrum, based on your salary? This interactive tool from the New York Times will tell you. Read more...
Apparently the statute of limitation on when it’s okay for Hollywood to turn on its once celebrated and heralded fellow leftist travelers and call them terrorists is about four years.
The NYPD has a fine collection of hip, dapper men at its disposal—foremost, there is Hipster Cop, a.k.a. Community Affairs Detective Rick Lee, who first stole our hearts and artisanal jam recipes during the Occupy Wall Street protests, but ne'er forget Mustachioed Hipster Cop II, who flaunted his admirable facial hair last year. Show More Summary
Little common ground exists between the left wing and right wing these days. One exception found in the emergence of the tea party and Occupy Wall Street movements is a
Influenced by Occupy Wall Street, these 1 percenters aren't wallowing in self-pity; they're taking action. In a political and economic system seemingly tailor-made for the 1 percent, backlash against “wealth therapy” — the trend of moneyed Americans seeking counsel through their Occupy-induced feeling of shame and isolation — is well-placed. Show More Summary
Influenced by Occupy Wall Street, these 1 percenters aren't wallowing in self-pity. They're actually taking action
A 2012 sting nabbed 5 Occupy Wall Street protesters, foiling their plot to blow up an Ohio Bridge. Two separate ISIS-inspired bomb plots have been disrupted in Queens, New York this year alone. So naturally, when CBS’ Limitless needed a terrorist organization to build and detonate a dirty bomb, they chose one of the left’s favorites: an anti-government “militia.”
When Tuesday night's discussion turned to the 2008 financial crisis, many of the democratic candidates didn't hesitate to take a hardline stance on reining in big banks on Wall Street Candidates threw around terms like "shadow banking"...Show More Summary
Two Occupy Wall Street protestors are suing the city for violating their right to flip the bird to the NYPD.
Searches and television coverage of Black Lives Matter is decreasing and has strong similarities to the Occupy Wall Street movement
Four years ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement was summarily dismissed as utterly nihilistic -- having no focus, no program and no lasting legacy. But the current presidential campaign has shown how foolish that analysis was. Today,...Show More Summary