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is black lives matter a social movement?

People often ask if a political group is a “movement.” In what sense is Occupy Wall Street or Black Lives Matter a movement? In the social sciences, protest movements are often defined by the following: A collective action (not a single person, or a group of people acting at once by coincidence) Aimed at structural […]

Occupy Argues Clinton Unfit To Run For President; Also Critical Of O’Malley & Of Multiple Republicans

The rise of Bernie Sanders has sometimes called a progression from the Occupy Wall Street movement which drew attention to the dangers of income inequality. Occupy.com recently looked at presidential candidates they consider Unfit To Lead. Their arguments against Hillary Clinton: As the junior U.S. Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton voted for not only [...]Show More Summary

What Bed is Best in a Studio Apartment? — Good Questions

Pin it Q: The Murphy bed seems the most comfortable of the options but the bed, one way or another, does occupy an entire wall (and don't they sometimes get stuck in strange positions?). The pullout sofa bed approach has drawbacks, too, but is a cheaper option and could be replaced more easily than a Murphy bed. Show More Summary

Court Rules That OWS Pepper Spray Victim Can Sue For Excessive Force

Around 5:00 a.m. on November 15, 2011, a few hours after NYPD officers raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park, two police officers arrested and pepper-sprayed 23-year-old protester Imani Brown outside of a downtown Starbucks where she was hoping to use the bathroom. [ more › ]

6 Ways Your Bank is Ripping You Off

The Occupy Wall Street movement seems to have faded away, but it is fair to say that banks are still not very popular institutions. Fairly or unfairly, the prevailing impression many folks have is that bankers are fat cats who make their fortunes at the expense of ordinary people. However, instead of being mad at [...]Show More Summary

Straight Talk from Bernie Sanders

Fellow Comrades, Socialists, Proles, and Occupy Wall Street allies, Merci beaucoup (that means thanks very much in French – always have to throw in a reminder of my favorite country)

The secret to strengthening online security tools

In the wake of the Arab Spring, the UK riots, and Occupy Wall Street, when the same digital tools that were enabling journalists to share information and organize in unprecedented ways--through Twitter, Facebook, mobile phones--had also...Show More Summary

Occupy Wall Street may be long over, but the lawsuits are still very much alive and kicking.

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Occupy Wall Street may be long over, but the lawsuits are still very much alive and kicking. Just this week, New York City agreed to shell out $25,000 to one Isaac Wilder, founder of the Free Network Foundation, as recompense for the...Show More Summary

Can Bernie Sanders Revive King's Dream -- Fusing the Spirit of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street?

Throughout American history, advocates for racial justice and economic justice have sometimes been at odds, but they've also found common ground. In recent weeks we've watched this tension play out in a surprising way, when Black Lives...Show More Summary

Black Lives Matter joins a long line of protest movements that have shifted public opinion — most recently, Occupy Wall Street

No politician has captured the spirit of Occupy like Bernie Sanders. Can he do the same with Black Lives Matter?

The Insiders: The Black Lives Matter movement is bad for Democrats

As the Black Lives Matter movement increases its profile, I am reminded of Occupy Wall Street. The Occupy Movement quickly swelled in size and garnered a lot of attention, then entered an awkward era where it couldn’t really think of what to do next. And beyond a retro, reminiscent-of-Woodstock destruction of some public parks, the […]

How Black Lives Matter Can Really Matter

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The movement has certainly gained attention. But its decentralized structure means it runs the risk of going the way of Occupy Wall Street.

6 ways customers let their banks rip them off

The Occupy Wall Street movement seems to have faded away, but it is fair to say that banks are still not very popular institutions. Fairly or unfairly, the prevailing impression many folks have is that bankers are fat cats who make their fortunes at the expense of ordinary people. However, instead of being mad at [...]Show More Summary

Hating Capitalism Pays Big: Michael Moore sells his log-palace mansion for $5 million

Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore is a strong supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which protests the top “one percent” of richest Americans. At the same time, he is one of

West Belfast Talks Back #feile15 – O Broin, Robinson, Corbyn & McKeever

3 weeks agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Long before the annual West Belfast Talks Back event had begun, spare chairs had been carried in and occupied, and the walls were lined with people keen to hear the debate. Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn raised an arm as he walked up to the stage to a roar of applause – perhaps his only more...

City to square off with big banks over controversial disclosure law

Seven years after the bank bailouts and nearly four years after demonstrations in Zuccotti Park gave birth to the Occupy Wall Street movement, much of the public’s anger against banks has... To view the full story, click the title l...

Palestinian baby burned to death in settler attack

Two houses burned in Duma village in occupied West Bank, with graffiti left on the walls reading "revenge" in Hebrew.

Bernie Sanders pushes rivals to crack down on Wall Street

If the Democratic field of candidates for president were a weather phenomenon, you could call it Hurricane Occupy Pushed by Bernie Sanders, the passionate left-leaning Senator from Vermont, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley have used...Show More Summary

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)

Varoufakis reveals cloak and dagger 'Plan B' for Greece: Had To Hack Into "Occupied" Tax Ministry

Mr Varoufakis recruited a technology specialist from Columbia University to help handle the logistics. Faced with a wall of obstacles, the expert broke into the software systems of the tax office - then under the control of the EU-IMF 'Troika' - in order to obtain the reserve accounts and file numbers of every taxpayer. Show More Summary

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