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Occupy Wall Street Veteran Who Died Fighting ISIS Can’t Come Home

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Robert Grodt’s family is fighting the State Department to bring their son’s remains to the U.S. after he was killed fighting with Kurds to liberate Raqqa.

The Long Arc of Protest

AP Photo/John Minchillo Occupy Wall Street protestors regroup in Battery Park after a morning of marches through the Financial District.  Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protestby Zeynep TufekciYale University...Show More Summary

"It’s easy to imagine the end of the world, but we cannot imagine the end of capitalism."

“It’s easy to imagine the end of the world, but we cannot imagine the end of capitalism.” - Slajov Žižek, speech at Occupy Wall Street

Organizer Of Unite The Right Was An Obama Supporter And Member Of Occupy Wall Street

When I saw this connection this morning, it definitely got my attention. Jason Kessler is the organizer of Unite the Right, the group of white nationalists that duked it out

Dad of Occupy Wall Street ‘occubaby’ dies fighting ISIS in Syria

last monthNews : NY Daily News

A former Occupy Wall Street protester who fell in love with a fellow activist at the rally died while fighting ISIS in Syria.

Yes, Occupy Wall Street Has A Literary Legacy

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Sure, some nonfiction addresses the impact of Occupy (remember "the 99%"?), but there is also fiction, poetry, and more that describes, pictures, and sums up the legacy (at least so far) of the very large social movement.

Veteran Organizer Gives Inside Look at the First $15 Minimum Wage Campaign

Back in 2011, as the Occupy Wall Street movement was still spreading through the country, a smaller standoff was unfolding at Sea-Tac, the international airport in the small, eponymous town between Seattle and Tacoma that serves both cities. Along with some of her coworkers, Zainab Aweis, a Somali Muslim shuttle driver for Hertz car rental, […]

With Pissing Pug Statue, Wall Street Briefly Became Occupied by a Dialogic Garden of Bizarre, Ideologically Feeble Sculptures

You probably know the story of how two stupid works of art entered a stupid dialogue with one another at the gateway to Wall Street, but in case you don’t: Charging Bull is a 7000+ pound work of pro-capitalist “guerrilla art” by Arturo Di Modica. It was installed after the market crash in 1987, and quickly became a […]

I Am The 1% (And You Are, Too)

I still remember the Occupy Wall Street slogans and chants in lower Manhattan a few years ago: “SHAME ON THE 1%! SHAME ON THE 1%!” At the time, I was in my mid 20’s, working in New York City but squarely in the lower-middle-class. While...Show More Summary

BofA Warns Of Future “Occupy Silicon Valley” Movement

First they took to the streets to protest the perceived misdeeds of Wall Street fat cats who were accused of profiting from government loans, and next they’ll come after dramatically wealthy Silicon Valley tech leaders who are riding a wave … More » The post BofA Warns Of Future “Occupy Silicon Valley” Movement appeared first on EveryJoe.

Obama to Occupy Wall Street Wallets

Last year, then-president Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would have curbed the pensions of former presidents if they took outside income of $400,000. This post Obama to Occupy Wall Street Wallets appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Marcus: At a certain point, hasn’t Obama made enough money?

Occupy Wall Street... by other means. The post Marcus: At a certain point, hasn’t Obama made enough money? appeared first on Hot Air.

The Plot to Paper College Campuses with Racist Posters

4 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Provocative poster art isn’t just for hippies and Occupy Wall Street folks anymore. The alt-right is finally getting into graphics in hopes of persuading the world to see things its way.

Philadelphia’s Lapstone & Hammer Boutique Includes a Huge Sneaker Wall

Occupying a storefront on one of Philadelphia’s most valuable retail strips, Chestnut Street, streetwear boutique Lapstone & Hammer are planning an impressive 1,200 square foot expansion to be ready by June of this year. Formulated by founder, Brian Nadav, the new Lapstone & Hammer project is scheduled to benchmark the turning of a new leaf in both the future […]

Marshall Berman’s Freestyle Marxism

A popular image of resistance during the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2012 showed a ballerina poised atop the Charging Bull statue in New York City’s financial district. The aggressive capitalist system that had failed so many in the...Show More Summary

Where Is Occupy’s Free Internet Champion?

Five years ago, Motherboard released a doc on Occupy Wall Street hacktivists trying to build a distributed, ad hoc mesh network from the ground up. We caught up with one of them.

'Real Americans' Have Always Been Rebels: A Guide for Progressive Patriotism

Click here for reuse options! Former Occupy Wall Street leader Micah White sounds off on the future of the resistance movement. After the collapse of Occupy Wall Street, my wife and I fled the progressive groupthink of Berkeley, California...Show More Summary

Here are the richest people in America — and what they’re worth

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

One of the world’s most well-known dichotomies is the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots, or the one percent and the 99 percent, as popularized by the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011. And it’s true: There’s an enormous wealth gap in the U.S. Indeed, Americans had a total of $67...

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