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Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street movement applauded by Tea Party founder

December 3, 2011

One of the original founders of the Tea Party movement said he believes Occupy Wall Street is not only comparable to the earliest states of the movement he helped launch but can learn from its mistakes. “The problem with protests and the political process is that it is very easy, no matter how big the […]

Occupy Wall Street movement and its simple message

November 29, 2011

If you get your news and information from the Main Stream Media, no doubt you have been hearing hosts and pundits asking the question “What is the Occupy Wall Street message?” The Occupy Wall Street movement has had the same message since it started: The wealthiest 1% have bought the government, courts, and the media, […]

5 Misconceptions about the US Economy

November 23, 2011

MYTH #1: The congressional Super Committee failed because both sides refuse to compromise. REALITY: The Super Committee failed because Republicans’ number one, non-negotiable priority is to protect millionaires and billionaires from paying even one more penny in taxes.1 Democrats repeatedly offered to make deep spending cuts—far deeper than most progressives would like—in exchange for raising […]

November 17 a historic day for the 99%

November 18, 2011

November 17 will go down as a historic day of action for the 99% • Over 30,000 People Rally in New York City (NYPD estimated crowd at 32,500), including organized contingents of workers, students, and other members of “the 99%” • Actions in at least 30 cities across the country and around the world • […]

The Strategy to Occupy America

November 9, 2011

Beginning with Occupy Wall Street in September 2011, a protest movement spread across the United States to 70 major cities and hundreds of other communities. Similar actions emerged in scores of other nations. The occupiers represent a wide range of ages, socio-ethnic backgrounds, and lifestyles, from homeless to well-paid professionals, along with substantial numbers of […]

Guy Fawkes mask inspires Occupy and Anonymous movements around the world

November 4, 2011

Generations of Britons have grown up pledging to “Remember remember the fifth of November: Gunpowder, treason and plot” — the figure of Guy Fawkes linked forever with fireworks, bonfires and childhood fun. Now — more than four hundred years after the gruesome death of the man who plotted to blow up the Houses of Parliament […]

Will the Occupy Wall Street movement be co-opted?

November 2, 2011

Gandhi once said of growing movements of social protestation, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” The trajectory of the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement follows the same pattern almost to a “T,” with slight variation.One can observe a perfect case study of the […]

Occupy Wall Street spontaneously raises more than $450,000

November 1, 2011

As the temperatures dropped just ahead of a big snowstorm, members of Occupy Wall Street’s finance committee announced to hundreds of people the total donated in the first month of the protest, which started in mid-September. The Occupy Wall Street movement didn’t set up to become a big fund-raising operation, but it has already spontaneously […]

Scott Olsen Iraq War veteran seriously injured in Occupy Oakland demonstration

October 27, 2011

The Iraq War veteran injured during a clash between police and anti-Wall Street protesters wasn’t taking part in the demonstrations out of economic want. Scott Olsen, 24, makes a good living as a network engineer and has a nice hillside apartment overlooking San Francisco Bay. And yet, his friends say, he felt so strongly about […]

Income for top 1 percent skyrockets by 275 percent!

October 26, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement has made inequality a key focus of its protests, and has used the slogan, “We are the 99 percent.” We already know that the gap between rich and poor has been widening lately. But some new numbers from the Congressional Budget Office put the issue into stark relief. As the […]