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The Illegitimacy of Student Loan Debt

This past week Strike Debt, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street that has focused its energy and resources on debt relief and resistance, announced a student debt strike by the Corinthian 15, a group of former students of the for-profit...Show More Summary

Veronique De Rugy on the Young Getting Screwed by Seniors

4 days agoNews : Reason

Remember Occupy Wall Street, when thousands across the country took to the streets, sleeping in tents to protest the ultra-rich 1 percent? The occupiers' frustration was real, but their ire was misdirected, writes Veronique de Rugy in...Show More Summary

2nd Cir. Panel Reverses Itself on Occupy Wall Street Arrests

A peculiar bit of appellate procedure attended the issuance of an amended opinion in Garcia v. Does, the "Occupy Wall Street" case in which Occupy protesters claimed they were escorted onto the Brooklyn Bridge by police, then arrested when they were halfway across. Though the protesters won in federal district......

I’ll still be so pissed if student loans are forgiven.

Back in the Occupy Wall Street hayday, Circa 2011, I wrote my 8th most popular post ever. It was simply titled “I’ll be so pissed if Student loans are forgiven“. Yesterday I read an article by the New Yorker titled “A Student-Debt Revolt Begins“. Here’s a snippet from the article, but make sure to click […]

“More than just Wall Street”: How the Occupy movement penetrated America — and what it means today

Michael Gould-Wartofsky tells Salon about his new in-depth history of the Occupy phenomenon's history -- and future

Court Dismisses Occupy Wall Street's Brooklyn Bridge Lawsuit

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- In a surprising about-face, a federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Occupy Wall Street demonstrators against the New York City Police Department over mass arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge. Many of the more than 700 marchers arrested said they were essentially tricked onto the iconic span by police in October 2011. Show More Summary

'Age of Acquiescence' examines America's second Gilded Age

Remember Occupy Wall Street? Steve Fraser does — he opens his book on our current state of popular political paralysis by recalling the "millions of 'occupiers' in a thousand cities" who in fall 2011 chanted "We are the 99 percent." His question is not what Occupy wanted or why it...

Remembering Occupy Wall Street: America’s Favorite ‘Terrorists’

2 weeks agoHumor : Thought Catalog

There is a reason these terrorists are no longer obstructing commerce in your local financial district. Occupy Wall Street exposed a flaw in the American system, a system allegedly designed for the tired, the poor, the huddled masses “yearning to breathe free.”

If Israel ceased to exist would antisemitism suddenly disappear?

Antisemite attacks Jew at Occupy Wall Street rally We’ve all heard the refrain from anti-Israeli protesters. “Jewish people yes! Zionists no!” As if there’s a difference. Now, a judge in Germany of all places, says one is the same as the other. Show More Summary

Income Inequality Is Irrelevant: North Dakota Has 6th Highest Threshold For “1%”

Fargo Forum reporter, and Occupy Wall Street enthusiast, Patrick Springer has an article today about income inequality in North Dakota, noting that the state has the 6th highest income threshold for inclusion in 1 percent. The maligned 1 percent, according to Springer: Membership in the much-maligned top 1 percent of income earners in North Dakota would...

Occupied By Wall StreetThe Latest TARP Taxpayer Screw-Job Is Revealed

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, The Treasury-created market has benefited a few savvy investors, while saddling taxpayers with a loss. Three private funds, which the report didn’t name, have won almost half the...Show More Summary

Occupy Wall Street, Distributive Justice, and Tax Scholarship

Patrick Crawford (Crawford Tax Law Group, Los Angeles), Occupy Wall Street, Distributive Justice, and Tax Scholarship: An Ideology Critique of the Consumption Tax Debate, 12 U. N.H. L. Rev. 137 (2014): This Article argues that the pro-consumption tax literature is wrong to claim that no legitimate fairness objections to the...

Occupy may be about to win its first national election — in Greece

Occupy Wall Street petered out here, but the fight against neoliberalism's "tough luck" attitude lives on in Greece

OWS Protesters Score $142,500 Settlement From NYC

Three Occupy Wall Street protesters have netted a sizable settlement from the city after filing a lawsuit saying they were brutalized by police officers. [ more › ]

City, Occupy Wall Street protesters, reach 142K settlement

The city has coughed up $142,500 to settle lawsuits from three Occupy Wall Street protesters who said the NYPD mishandled them.

Yesterday: The Factory Floor Today: The Campus Commons

In case you may not have heard as yet, Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt!" (SD!) working group has a modest goal in mind for 2015: to organize America's debt-burdened college and university students into a union strong enough to bring...Show More Summary

"Jon Stewart’s expiration date: Why liberalism needs to outgrow the snark."

Headline of a Salon article that ends: "If liberals want to see more of the kind of direct action that’s characterized the Occupy Wall Street and #blacklivesmatter movements — if they really want to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable — they’re going to have to embrace a political vision that has grown beyond the idiosyncratic limitations of Jon Stewart."

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

3 months 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

3 months agoNews : 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

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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