“In the U.S., we’re citizens of our debt,” the collective, which grew out of the Occupy Wall Street movement, told me. “Almost everyone has some kind of debt. If artists don’t organize around it, [the debt] is going to gobble us up....
Five years ago, the "Occupy Wall Street" movement began when protesters settled into Zuccotti Park in New York City's Wall Street financial district. Their slogan was "We Are the 99%"--to indicate their protest against the economic inequality that allows too much wealth to be concentrated in the top 1% of society. Show More Summary
The new Syfy series Incorporated—from executive producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon—could easily be subtitled Everything I Needed to Know About Capitalism I Learned From Occupy Wall Street. If the Bernie Sanders campaign was a weekly hour-long science fiction drama, it would be Incorporated. Show More Summary
Zucotti Park is beautiful in the holiday season. Delicate strings of white lights coat the trees where, just a few years ago, thousands of angry people stomped and plotted and harangued the world during the Occupy Wall Street encampment. Across the street to the east, the warm lights of the Brown Brothers Harriman… Read more...
Unicorn Riot is a media collective that formed in response to the lack of media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Tar Sands Blockade; their news comes direct from the front lines of some of the most significant andShow More Summary
'Occupy Wall Street co-founder Micah White explains why political power will not be captured in street protests, but in the synthesis of social movements with political parties, and how the Left must ditch palliative progressivism and re-engage with the mechanisms of power on the local level if it hopes to become a revolutionary force. Show More Summary
The politics of dissent is back in the United States. Since 2011, the country has witnessed the resurgence of popular action — from Occupy Wall Street to Flood Wall Street to Black Lives Matter to Standing Rock. Since Nov. 8, many Americans have participated in protests and marches in nearly every major city in opposition to […]
In this new political era, how a popular movement offers a route to a new form of governance. The post Anarchy in the USA: The Legacy of Occupy Wall Street and What it can Teach Us in 2016 appeared first on The Good Men Project.
PUTTING THE ICING ON THE HAPPY FUN VICTORY WEEK CAKE: More than two dozen protesters briefly occupied the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Charles Schumer, objecting to close ties to Wall Street by the man poised to lead Senate Democrats. “The protesters came from groups that included Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter. They […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two dozen protesters have briefly occupied the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Charles Schumer, objecting to close ties to Wall Street by the man poised to lead Senate Democrats. U.S. Capitol Police removed the protesters, who say they want Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont instead to lead the party, which was swept out of power last week.
More than two dozen protesters have briefly occupied the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Charles Schumer, objecting to close ties to Wall Street by the man poised to lead Senate … Click to Continue »
Click here for reuse options! Trump, he argued, "doesn't have any ideology; the only thing he believes in is Donald Trump." In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore suggested the left form a resistance movement against President-elect Donald Trump. Show More Summary
It was a turning point in the story of a new kind of democracy – and how the state tried to snuff it out. In a coordinated show of force, state and federal authorities evicted Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and a number of similar camps across the US. It was November 15, 2011 – and five years on, the...
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