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Party in the Street: A Tale of Three Movements

(July 28, 2015 12:27 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Heaney and Rojas close Party in the Street by comparing the antiwar movement to the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. This naturally required even more original data collection. What they found:[T]he antiwar-Democratic relationship is an intermediate case among these... (1 COMMENTS)

Explaining Income Inequality with Balloons, Gold, and Thumbtacks

Images courtesy the artist Seven years after the financial crisis, and four years after Occupy Wall Street set up camp in Zuccotti Park, income inequality is still a huge problem, not just in the United States, but around the world.Show More Summary

NYPD cop’s spraying of OWS protesters costs NYC another $50K

last weekNews : NY Daily News

NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna’s notorious pepper-spraying of Occupy Wall Street protesters in 2011 has cost the city an additional $50,001.

City agreed to pay $332,500 to six pepper-sprayed Occupy Wall Street protesters

The city has agreed to pay a total of $332,500 to six Occupy Wall Street protesters who said police unjustly blasted them with pepper spray in an episode that helped propel the movement into the... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYC to pay $330,000 to settle pepper-spray Occupy lawsuits

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

New York City has agreed to pay more than $330,000 to six Occupy Wall Street protesters who claimed a police officer doused them with pepper spray without cause, an incident that helped galvanize the movement during its early days. Lawyer Mark Taylor, who represented three of the protesters, said...

City's Lawsuit Settlements for Occupy Wall Street Protesters Set New Record

Six protesters who were pepper sprayed by Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna in an infamous Occupy Wall Street clash have all settled their federal lawsuits against the city. In all, $332,500 will be paid out in settlements.

OWS Pepper Spray Victim Get $55K, Sets It Aside For "Occu-Baby"

A 2011 viral video of an NYPD officer blasting Occupy Wall Street protesters with pepper spray, seemingly without provocation, continues to bring in cash settlements for OWS protestors. Yesterday, OWSers Chelsea Elliott and Jeanne Mansfield got $60,000 each from the city. And today, Kaylee Dedrick, a teacher's aid from Albany, settled for $55,000. [ more › ]

Minding the Gap of the Great Divide

In the wake of Occupy Wall Street and the anti-austerity protests in Spain, Greece, and elsewhere around the world, economic inequality has emerged as one of the more hotly debated issues in the public sphere. One of the more prominent...Show More Summary

Famed OWS Pepper-Spray Victims Get $60K Each From The City

Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna has cost taxpayers $120,000 as the city has finally decided to settle the lawsuit over his blase, apparently unprovoked dousing of Occupy Wall Street protesters with pepper-spray back in 2011. The $60,000...Show More Summary

OWS protesters pepper sprayed by cops settle lawsuits

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Two Occupy Wall Street protesters pepper sprayed by a high-ranking cop have settled their lawsuits for $60,000 each, the News learned.

OWS protester files suit after NYPD siezed cookware in 2011

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

An Occupy Wall Street protester has cooked up a bizarre lawsuit after the NYPD seized her pot and wooden spoon.

Pope Partners with Anti-Capitalist Activist to Promote Climate Chance Encyclical

Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change with his encyclical, Laudato Si’, has resulted in some strange and “radical” alliances. The Guardian (UK) reported on June 27 that the Vatican added pro Occupy Wall Street activist Naomi Klein to a growing list of activists for its upcoming environmental conference. Show More Summary

These 5 Crises Show That Democratic Capitalism Is in Deep Trouble and Needs Fixing

It's now been almost four years since the Occupy Wall Street movement began. There has been much discussion of the so-called crisis of capitalism. But comparing today's situation with previous tough and volatile times, is there really a crisis? After all, the 2008 recession has been tough, but nothing like the Great Depression of 1928. Show More Summary

Kurt Andersen stays a step ahead of history with 'True Believers'

The Occupy Wall Street movement's arrival is well timed for his new novel about a law school dean who intends to reveal her radical 1960s past.

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld is not happy with the Pope: “The most dangerous person on the planet”

"All [Pope Francis] needs is dreadlocks and a dog with a bandana and he could be on Occupy Wall Street"

Why the "Rally to Restore Sanity" Had No Impact

After the rise of comparatively extreme US groups like the Tea Party and he Occupy Wall Street movement, John Stewart and Stephen Colbert held a rally in Washington, DC called the “Rally to Restore Sanity.” Its stated purpose was toShow More Summary

Orange Is the New Black Recap: Hanging With My Boo

I am as liberal as a homosexual member of Occupy Wall Street playing hackey sack in an Elizabeth Warren T-shirt at a pro-choice rally on the campus of a Northeastern liberal-arts college that respects everyone’s personhood and demands trigger warnings. Because of that, I love when my politics are reflected... More »

The Triumph of Occupy Wall Street

The movement that began in Zuccotti Park didn't disappear—it just splintered and regrouped around a variety of focused causes.

What the US Can Learn From the May 24 Electoral Victory in Spain

The tsunami of popular outrage and indignation that in May 2011 led to the take-over of parks across Spain, sparking a worldwide movement made famous by Occupy Wall Street, has done it again this time at the polls, upending that nation's...Show More Summary

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