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Who’s Afraid of Occupy Wall Street? Apparently, the Red Cross

6 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica Red Cross responders say there was a ban on working with the widely praised Occupy Sandy relief group because it was seen as politically unpalatable.

How fear Of Occupy Wall Street undermined the Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy relief effort

last weekNews : The Raw Story

In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. One group quickly emerged as a bright spot. While victims in New York’s hardest hit neighborhoods were stuck in the cold and dark, volunteers from the spontaneously formed Occupy Sandy...

Open thread for night owls: Fear of Occupy Wall Street hurt Red Cross relief work after hurricane

Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger at Pro-Publica write How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Effort. An excerpt: In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. Show More Summary

How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined The Red Cross' Sandy Relief Effort

by Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger ProPublica, Dec. 11, 2014, 1:51 p.m. In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. One group quickly emerged as a bright spot. While victims...Show More Summary

World View: UN Says Nations Should Make Saving Migrants' Lives the Highest Priority

This morning's key headlines from No World View column yesterday Russia deploys nuclear capable missiles into occupied Crimea UN says nations should make saving migrants' lives the highest priority Wall Street...Show More Summary

Occupy Wall Street: What the Heck Is It All About?

Post by Eden M. Kennedy Why, how, what, and who is occupying Wall Street? Funny you should ask. A Twitter search using the #OccupyWallStreet hashtag turns up links to innumerable articles and YouTube videos from a movement with "a million spokespersons." But let's break the story down into bite-sized chunks. Show More Summary

Why Teachers Are Occupying Wall Street: 3 Real Stories

Post by Kim Conte One of the more well-represented groups at the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests -- besides moms, of course -- is teachers. And that's not just because the United Federation of Teachers, along with several other major labor unions, joined forces with the OWS protesters (although that's certainly helped to swell the ranks). Show More Summary

Occupy Wall Street Is Nothing Like the Tea Party

Post by Jenny Erikson The Occupy Wall Street kids are protesting corporate greed on Wall Street – evil bankers and whatnot. They also love President Obama, and think he’s doing a fine job in office. Shhh! No one tell them that Wall Street donated twice as much money to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 as it did to John McCain’s. Show More Summary

Cecily McMillan Lands Memoir Deal

Cecily McMillan, a former Occupy Wall Street activist, has landed a memoir deal for her book, The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan. Alessandra Bastagli, an editor at Nation Books, negotiated the deal with Roz Foster of the Sandra Dijkstra...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Rolling Stone's sloppiness hurts fight against rape, systemic violence

Charles M. Blow at The New York Times writes A New Age of Activism: There seems to be a new age of activism rising. From Occupy Wall Street, to the “Stop Watching Us” march against government surveillance, to the Moral Monday protests,...Show More Summary

NYC demonstrations against police violence attracts other causes too

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

NEW YORK (Reuters) – One of the dozens of rallies and marches in New York this week to protest police violence against minorities was organized by members of Occupy Wall Street, the driving force behind worldwide protests over economic inequality in 2011 and 2012. In the shadow of the New...

Come reinvent TV news

UPDATE: Registration is now open here. Our keynoter is VICE News Editor-in-Chief Jason Mojica and we’ll hear new ideas for TV News from Twitter’s Fred Graver, NowThisNews’s Sean Mills, and Occupy Wall Street chronicler Tim Pool. We’re going to reinvent TV news at CUNY on Sept. 19. Or rather, you will. Do you have a […]

Occupy... the Fed?

In 2011, these dudes from Canada flew down to do a documentary on the Occupy Wall Street movement. They asked to interview me and obliged. The indy movie has launched, and it is actually pretty good. Actually, its better than pretty good. Show More Summary

The ‘Goldmanization’ of the Department of Education

While it might seem as if most key economics positions in the Obama Administration have been occupied by Wall Street types….Ok, they have been occupied by Wall Street types. Let’s start over. Just as many key economics positions in the … Continue reading ?

The Ferguson Movement Has Too Much to Do—Don’t Let It Fizzle Out Like Occupy Wall Street

When we heard last week that Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed 18-year-old Michael Brown wouldn’t be indicted, there was a collective gasp of despair that soon gave way to protests, tear gas, and, in some cases, riots and looting.

Occupy Wall Street protester busted in NYPD boss paint job

Diego Ibanez, 26, is expected to appear in court Tuesday after his arrest for assault on a police officer and other charges, cops said.

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

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