For the past two weeks Turkey has been experiencing what could best be described as a movement somewhere on the spectrum between "Occupy Wall Street" and the "Arab Spring." But it will not result in a popular revolution of the government, nor will it be remembered for achieving anything but attention.
In the hit film "District 9," director Neill Blomkamp offered up a sci-fi take on immigration. In his coming movie “Elysium,” he takes on health care and wealth distribution and moves the issues into orbit. An interview with the filmmaker.
(Paul Mirengoff) In a recent post about the prospects of passing amnesty legislation in the House, I referred to the Majority Leader as Eric “Wall Street” Cantor. Some readers probably wondered where I was coming from. This article in Politico may help explain. Show More Summary
Many of you were invigorated by my colleague John Halle’s provocative article “Occupy Wall Street, Composers and the Plutocracy”, which I posted in this space last year. He’s now written a kind of historical prequel, tracing the changing relationship between music and leftist politics through the 20th century: “‘Nothing is Too Good for the Working [...]
Blazing Kat Productions demands at least $250,000 for the filming of American protesters. read more
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the massive U.S. surveillance programs, revealed last week by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, “generally practicable” and “the way a civilized society should go about fighting terrorism.” His comments, made in a far-ranging interview to … Continue reading ?
Many journalists and experts have cautioned against drawing too many parallels between the Occupy Gezi movement and Occupy Wall Street, or between the Turkish uprising and the uprisings of the Arab Spring, such as the one centered around Egypt’s Tahrir Square. Show More Summary
Italy’s foreign minister has rejected comparisons between the current anti-government protests in Turkey and the Arab Spring uprisings that toppled governments in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.
When we last left heroic, truth-telling Republican anchor Will McAvoy he was telling viewers the Tea Party was the American Taliban. Just another day in the office for liberal storyteller Aaron Sorkin and his HBO drama The Newsroom.Show More Summary
Today, and for the first time since New York police evicted Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan on November 15, 2011, the Occupy Wall Street Screenprinters returned to Zuccotti, also known as Liberty Park, to print designs and show solidarity with the protesters of #OccupyGeziNYC.
A New York anarchist has been jailed for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury about his political beliefs, his friends, and the legal support he provided to Occupy Wall Street. Gerald “Jerry” Koch, 24, was subpoenaed to aShow More Summary
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against the City of Columbus on behalf of the local Occupy Wall Street group. The complaint, filed on May 30 in U.S. District Court, claimed that placing a tent or otherShow More Summary
On Sunday, June 2, I interviewed Occupy Wall Street activist and co-founder of the Paul Robeson Freedom School Justin Wedes, who is on the ground in Turkey for the Occupy Gezi protests.
Lately, our liberals have been pumped over the stock market rising to record highs – to them (you know, the people who were occupying Wall Street in 2012), this is proof positive that Obama’s economic policies have worked. I’ve been pointing out since 2009 that pumping fake money in to the economy merely allows everyone […]
If you were hoping the Occupy Wall Street movement was dead, you'll have to wait a little long. The ACLU just filed a lawsuit on behalf of...
AP Wall Street is notorious for its lack of female executives. A mere 4 percent of Fortune 500 businesses have a woman occupying the CEO seat. Lately, however, a new trend is starting to surface. When once-great companies find themselves...Show More Summary
Susan L. Anderson, wife of embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, was a supporter of, and active participant in, the Occupy Wall Street movement, attending and promoting Occupy DC in Oct. 2011. In the fall of 2011, during...Show More Summary
The indictment of Occupy Wall Street-connected Doctor Roberto Rivera on a number of charges, including "stashing large amounts of bomb-making materials at his home," apparently wasn't news anywhere until Friday afternoon at NorthJersey.com. Show More Summary
Via Occupy Wall St: Wall Street's power has gone unchallenged for too long! Starting Saturday June 1st, 2013, Occupy will be holding a homecoming celebration in Zuccotti Park, NYC to occupy the space where our movement began. By dayShow More Summary
During the height of Occupy Wall Street this action was performed by a group of 'occupiers' with the critical support of the Yes Men. The clowns were arrested and the matador escaped the bull.