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

5 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

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

last weekNews : 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...

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.

The Best of Slog: Let's Recall How Terrible the Midterm Elections Were, Shall We?

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The Elections Happened: I told you why you need to stop listening to Occupy Wall Street's Facebook page and vote. Slog readers predicted how the elections were going to go; they were wrong. Slog votes early. We went to (almost) all the parties and reported on everything we saw. Show More Summary

The Midterm Elections Are Tomorrow, and You Need to Vote

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The scariest thing I saw on Halloween was this Facebook post by Occupy Wall Street urging people not to vote: Post by Occupy Wall Street. More accurately, that Facebook post was not by Occupy Wall Street; it was posted by the morons currently running the Facebook account for Occupy Wall Street. Show More Summary

Hong Kong Taxis: Driving the Occupy Debate

The Wall Street Journal zooms around town with Hong Kong's taxi drivers and asks them what they think about Occupy Central.

Meet "Rolling Jubilee" - The Group Buying & Tearing-Up Student Loans

An offshoot of 'Occupy Wall Street' is taking the $1.2 trillion student loan bubble, debt servitude dilemma of America's youth into its own hands... bit by tiny bit. As The BBC reports, activist group 'Rolling Jubilee' wants to "liberate...Show More Summary

Edward Snowden Says Occupy Wall Street Was ‘Last Time Civil Disobedience Brought About Change’

The Nation Magazine published an interview with National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, and one of the parts that is most remarkable is his commentary on civil disobedience and the movement that was ignited in 2011 by Occupy Wall Street. First off, there have been numerous interviews published with Snowden at this point. He appeared [...]

Gamergate Roundup: IGN & Occupy Wall Street Comment On GG, Internet Makes Hella Memes - Someday we won't have to do these anymore. Hooray.

2 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

Every morning I wake up and forget, just for an instant, that Gamergate is even a thing. It's consistently been the best part of my day for a week now. Alas, the "movement" is still trucking, so here's (some of, since it's churning out...Show More Summary

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