WHAT WOULD ANDREW DO? Breitbart coordinated with liberal activist and organizer who disrupted GOP primary campaign events. Aaron Black, an associate with Democracy Partners and a former Occupy Wall Street organizer, worked with the pro-Trump site Breitbart, tipping it off about his stunts, exchanging raw video and coordinating coverage, according to a source with direct […]
While you wait, you can chew on this post by John Sexton on the parties' use of the "system is rigged" meme: it?s fair to say that between Occupy Wall Street, the Piketty boom, the attacks on Mitt Romney and...
A lot of people might think of Federal Hall as that place Occupy Wall Street used to hang around, or that place where Bane made his last stand against the Batman. But Federal Hall Memorial National Historic Site, which was opened toShow More Summary
In 2011, President Obama, speaking in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, called inequality the “defining issue of our time.” Now Jason Furman, chair of the Council on Economic Advisors, argues that Obama “narrowed the inequality gap” more than any president in 50 years. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office echoes the observation that income inequality […]
Mobilizing Ideas has a new forum where a scholars are discussing movements and elections. I’ll start with a few snippets from “Bernie Sanders and the Occupy Wall Street Wing of the Democratic Library,” written by my dear friend Michael T. Heaney: While it is impossible to definitively establish what fraction of Occupy supporters also supported […]
A sign at Occupy Wall Street, November 2011. (Jagz Mario / CC BY-SA 2.0) Student debt is an industry worth $140 billion a year. And it got that way because the federal government relinquished control of—and then much of its power...Show More Summary
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com In our new political world, the phrase "follow the money" has real meaning. Consider the $1,530,000 that, according to OpenSecrets.org, billionaire Kelcy Warren has personally given away in the 2016 election cycle to influence your vote (or someone's vote anyway). Show More Summary
Demonstrators gathered to remember the 2011 camp-out and weeks-long protest that sparked the movement against economic inequality.
People gathered in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan on Saturday, exactly five years after Occupy Wall Street began, describing how a small encampment spread to cities across the country. Continue reading ? The post New Yorkers revisit Occupy Wall Street on its fifth anniversary appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Five years ago, protestors descended on Zuccotti Park near Wall Street, launching the Occupy movement. The protests that flared across the nation, Oregon included, finally put income inequality on the forefront of the national dialogue,...Show More Summary
The populist movement first made news on Sept. 17, 2011
What did Occupy get right? What I respect most about Occupy is that they tried. And they suffered the natural first consequence of trying: embarrassment. You are going to embarrass yourself. Because as privileged white people, you don’t know how to help with a problem you cannot possibly conceive of. Show More Summary
Five years ago on September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street's taking of Zuccotti Park in New York City provided an opportunity for many stars to shine. A few, all too few, continue to shine even today. When Occupy was evicted from its Eden, some of the brightest faded quickly, having no audience. Show More Summary
Imagine, if five years after penning the declaration of Independence the original signers were to meet back in Philadelphia to recreate that moment? Or, authentic members of Boston's Tea Party were to re-convene and make themselves available...Show More Summary
And, it's a good one - an invitation to join with a significant number of the original Occupiers and their supporters on Saturday, September 7 (S17) and celebrate Occupy's fifth anniversary in NYC's Zuccotti Park. There is a good reason for a large number of Occupiers to be on hand. Show More Summary
Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, Janet Wilson is helping transform vacant buildings into thriving community centers. Five years ago, Janet Wilson was one of thousands of people who flocked to New York’s Zuccotti Park to participate in the Occupy Wall Street movement that would eventually sweep the country and the world. Show More Summary
The city Law Department made the point in relation to Stephen Kass - the Wall Street lawyer collared for talking to Occupy Wall Street protesters outside Zuccotti Park in September 2013.
For anyone who came of age during the 2008 financial crisis, it's hard to forget the names of the banks who needed bailouts or the tents of Occupy Wall Street. Older millennials likely graduated college into an environment where jobs...Show More Summary
BLACK LIVES MATTER IS OCCUPY WALL STREET REVIVED: Complete with that well-known domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers. A tell-tale quote from the Frontier Lab study of Black Lives Matter (pdf published in July): You’ve got to organize with class-conscious workers….You’ve got to organize with the undocumented. You’ve got to organize with the radical trans people… You’ve […]
The Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011 opposed the influence of corporate money. (Shehan Peruma / CC 2.0) Are think tanks “blurring the line between researchers and lobbyists”? Eric Lipton and Brooke Williams of The New York Times certainly think so. Show More Summary