Back in the fall of 2011, when the Occupy Wall Street movement seized Zuccotti Park and then spread at unprecedented speed across the globe the criticism we heard coming from the corporate media (when they weren't denouncing the movement outright) was that the movement had "no direction" and had "no leaders." We were lectured at. Show More Summary
Listening to Hillary Clinton’s concession speech after the New Hampshire primary was almost like listening to a female version of Bernie Sanders ranting about the injustice of campaign finance and income inequality. She never found those issues important enough to mention before, and even...
Richard Eskow at the Campaign for America’s Future writes—Inequality Against Democracy: 10 Facts About the 1 Percent: Economic inequality inspired Occupy Wall Street, a movement that in a few short months transformed our political discourse...Show More Summary
Whether it’s delegitimizing political protests like Occupy Wall Street or propping up candidates that’ll play ball with a corrupt political system, the mainstream press and politicians are extremely good at shaping vicious narratives that work in their favor. Recently, Bill Clinton...
Economic inequality inspired Occupy Wall Street, a movement that in a few short months transformed our political with the concept of the "1 percent" and the "99 percent." Today the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders is altering...Show More Summary
Eight decades before the Occupy Wall Street movement, another protest of occupation, launched in the shadows of the Capitol, pitted the U.S. Army against its own American veterans from the Forgotten War. Last week, the American Battle...Show More Summary
A few hours after Bernie Sanders announced he was running for president, a group of activists associated with Occupy Wall Street sent an email blast endorsing his candidacy. It was a perfect match. The protesters, whose ragged encampments across the United States in 2011 sought to call attention...
Beside the woman wearing a Donald Trump mask and head-to-toe Barney the dinosaur costume, holding a sign constructed from cereal boxes that says, "FUCK YOU," a man brandishing his own sign declaring "I'M ON ACID" shouts, "Look out New York City, here we come!" And with that, Saturday's March for...
“Hello, America. This is LaVoy Finicum.” Speaking into a camera, Finicum leaned against a stone wall, looking every bit the part of cowboy rebel he had become in the media, hands jammed into the pockets of his denim jacket, a holster looming on his hip. It was Monday, the 24th day of the armed...
Who said this? "I am writing in Wall Street, where the money-changers congregate, and where affluence and beggary are seen side by side....It is rightly named--Wall Street--for those who habitually occupy it in quest of riches at the...Show More Summary
New York city has reportedly agreed to pay two Occupy Wall Street protesters $52,000 for their arrest in 2013 after flipping off two New York City police officers on a Queens subway train. The arrests of Nicholas Thommen, 21, and Channing Creage, 26, clearly violated the first amendment and lacked probable cause of any crime. […]
The Hunger Games may be over and done with, at least until Hollywood starts churning out proposed sequels, but there's still plenty of dystopian young adult action to keep you occupied. The 5th Wave hopes to make a splash at the boxShow More Summary
Two Occupy Wall Street jerks who sued the city after getting arrested for flipping off NYPD cops are a little closer to joining the 1%.
YOU SAY YOU WANT A (FRENCH) REVOLUTION? Bring back the guillotine, says Missouri prof/Occupy Wall Street supporter: “I’d be fine if we brought back the guillotine and cut off the Koch brothers’ heads. That would be OK with me.” What an odd response from someone on the left to two guys who are pro-gay marriage, pro-choice, […]
When it comes to the federal individual income tax, forget about the 99 percent sentimentalized by the Occupy Wall Street crew.
It’s time to stop saying “middle class”; it does not exist 0.1% of Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 90%, according to Salon. This statistic may be familiar to most people as a result of Occupy Wall Street. Back in 2011 the Occupy movement swept the world, with copycat protests springing up in... Show More Summary
(Photos: Scott Hein/Gothamist) There are no signs or doors. You don't get a menu or a place to sit. The mysterious proprietor known only as "Papa" has occupied the old newstand for several years. Knock at the right time--he has no posted...Show More Summary
In 1999 — before the September 11 attacks, the War on Terror, the new anti-war movement, the Obama campaign, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders rallies — the focal point of American (and often worldwide) activism was corporate globalization. Show More Summary
BERNIE SANDERS ACOLYTES HAVE FOUND A NEW PASTIME — DISRUPTING DONALD TRUMP CAMPAIGN EVENTS: The radicals who gave us the “Occupy Wall Street” movement have mostly graduated and gone on to “you want fries with that?” kinds of jobs. The “Black Lives Matter” movement has not fully petered out but it now includes in its […]
Also, a helpful explainer for Rick Santorum that the Bundy brigade is nothing like Occupy Wall Street