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Palestinian home torched, owner blames Israeli settlers

A Palestinian home was torched in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and “Death to Arabs” daubed on a wall in Hebrew, in an attack that its owner blamed on Jewish settlers. No one was hurt in the fire that gutted the home in the village of Khirbet Abu Falah, near the Palestinian city of […]

Lincoln Square's Gideon Welles gets bar food right

Artistic renderings of the stern-looking Gideon Welles, Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy, decorate the walls and menus at Gideon Welles Craft Beer Bar and Kitchen. The space looks much like it did when it was occupied by 42 Degrees...Show More Summary

The Best of Slog: Let's Recall How Terrible the Midterm Elections Were, Shall We?

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Elections Happened: I told you why you need to stop listening to Occupy Wall Street's Facebook page and vote. Slog readers predicted how the elections were going to go; they were wrong. Slog votes early. We went to (almost) all the parties and reported on everything we saw. Show More Summary

The Midterm Elections Are Tomorrow, and You Need to Vote

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The scariest thing I saw on Halloween was this Facebook post by Occupy Wall Street urging people not to vote: Post by Occupy Wall Street. More accurately, that Facebook post was not by Occupy Wall Street; it was posted by the morons currently running the Facebook account for Occupy Wall Street. Show More Summary

Hong Kong Taxis: Driving the Occupy Debate

The Wall Street Journal zooms around town with Hong Kong's taxi drivers and asks them what they think about Occupy Central.

Meet "Rolling Jubilee" - The Group Buying & Tearing-Up Student Loans

An offshoot of 'Occupy Wall Street' is taking the $1.2 trillion student loan bubble, debt servitude dilemma of America's youth into its own hands... bit by tiny bit. As The BBC reports, activist group 'Rolling Jubilee' wants to "liberate...Show More Summary

Edward Snowden Says Occupy Wall Street Was ‘Last Time Civil Disobedience Brought About Change’

The Nation Magazine published an interview with National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, and one of the parts that is most remarkable is his commentary on civil disobedience and the movement that was ignited in 2011 by Occupy Wall Street. First off, there have been numerous interviews published with Snowden at this point. He appeared [...]

Gamergate Roundup: IGN & Occupy Wall Street Comment On GG, Internet Makes Hella Memes - Someday we won't have to do these anymore. Hooray.

last monthOdd : Geekosystem

Every morning I wake up and forget, just for an instant, that Gamergate is even a thing. It's consistently been the best part of my day for a week now. Alas, the "movement" is still trucking, so here's (some of, since it's churning out...Show More Summary

Occupy Wall Street activist acquitted of charges of interfering with probe

AN OCCUPY Wall Street activist convicted in 2012 of slugging a cop was acquitted Friday of interfering with a police probe.

Hong Kong's Protest Art Is a Blend of Wolves, Umbrellas, Dicks, and Zombies

The John Lennon Wall, which contains tens of thousands of Post-Its, notes, and drawings in support of the Hong Kong protests. All photos by the author The Hong Kong protests have been given many names, among them "Occupy Central," the...Show More Summary

Occupy organizer calls for guaranteed income: Cost of poverty greater than eliminating it

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

It costs more to keep poverty than it would cost to eliminate it, says author and Occupy Wall Street organizer David DeGraw. The writer told Acronym TV in a recent interview that his own research had convinced him that guaranteed income was the most effective way to fix wealth inequality. DeGraw...

How Can We Stop Cops from Beating and Killing?

Occupy Wall Street activist Shawn Carrié always dreamed of becoming a classical pianist, and he was on his way, with a full music scholarship to New York University. That all changed on March 17, 2012, when, during a demonstration at Zuccotti Park, a New York City police officer pulled his thumb back and back and back until it broke. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart: China Does "Occupy" & "Wall Street" Better Than Us

Protesters in Hong Kong have cleared out after tens of thousands flooded the central business district last week, and The Daily Show's Jon Stewart observes that it's gone from "massive anti-government rally to listless teen hang." But...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart on Hong Kong protests: China is 'beating us at both the Occupy and the Wall Street'

A few weeks ago, Jon Stewart marveled at how, with Alibaba's IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, communist China is beating the U.S. at dodgy, unfettered capitalism. On Monday night's Daily Show, he found another area where China is topping America: Pro-democracy protests. Show More Summary

Rolling Jubilee: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Yves here. As much as we we've been vocal supporters of many of the initiatives of the Occupy Wall Street movement, such as the excellent work of Occupy the SEC, the impressive relief efforts of Occupy Sandy, the success of local Occupy...Show More Summary

The Friend of My Banker Is My Friend. Are You Kidding Me?

Actually, I am not. Well, at least a qualified not. What has long roiled the waters of Occupy and like movements is the role taken by the TBTF (Too Big To Fail) banks and their supporters. It is well established that Wall Street, not Main Street, is the villain for leading the U.S. Show More Summary

Why Hong Kong's #OccupyCentral Nonviolently Protests China

Coauthored by Jamila Raqib The Occupy Movement has returned and is resurrecting itself in Hong Kong. But in this case, the "occupying" is not associating itself with the Occupy Wall Street of recent years. Instead, a new political initiative...Show More Summary

The Rogues Taking on the Old Banking Elite

On September 17, 2011 a group of protestors gathered in Zuccotti Park in New York to protest the growing influence of corporations and the financial services sector. The Occupy Wall Street movement still evades our language today with cries of "we are the 99%" having been damped, but not extinguished. Show More Summary

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