Friday Sep 12
The 1 percent of the 1 percent
I was watching a CNBC stock market show the other day when they brought up the 1 percent/99 percent divide. Ever since the Occupy Wall Street movement began back in 2011, doesn't it seem like the 1 percent have become sort of modern-day villains? So I thought it might be a good time to check in and see how they're doing.
Friday Sep 12
A constitutional amendment to take Big Money out of politics dies quietly
This week the U.S. Senate considered a constitutional amendment that would have allowed Congress and state legislatures to limit the power of money in politics. The debate was not much covered in the media because the outcome was so predictable.
Friday Sep 12
Why Hong Kong's - Occupy Central' Movement Has Beijing Very, Very Scared
Hong Kong is one of the most unequal developed economies in the world. Now, the mainland government wants to keep a tight grip on the territory's political system, too.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Judge sides with Occupy Eugene: '1st Amendment does not go to sleep at 5 p.m.'
A federal judge ruled that the General Services Administration wrongly infringed on the First Amendment rights of Occupy Eugene protesters by severely restricting the hours and days they were allowed to demonstrate. The group, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, sued the GSA for denying a permit so its members could protest in a public plaza in Eugene, Oregon in 2012.
a Prisons, poverty & socialism: An interview with Cecily McMillan
Caleb Maupin is a political analyst from New York City and is an activist with the International Action Center and Workers World Party. He has worked against police brutality and mass incarceration.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Updated: Republican govs group seeks to link Mary Burke, Occupy Wall Street
The state ranks last in the country in the overall well-being of African-American children based on an index of 12 measures that gauge a child's success from birth to adulthood, according to a new report being released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. Madison -- A new attack ad seeks to link Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke with the liberal Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Why Do Peacenik Liberals Make War on Business?
Last week, I wrote a brilliant piece arguing that we should stop mewing kids up in government child-custodial facilities, and let them go out to work. But there's a problem.
Media Life Magazine
Tim Pool joins cable network FusionThe former journalist with Vice...
Cable network Fusion is adding to its journalistic credibility. The network has brought in former Vice journalist Tim Pool , naming him a senior correspondent and director of media innovation.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Moving from protest to power
Now that the National Guard and the national media have left, Ferguson, Missouri is faced with questions about how to heal the sharp power inequities that the tragic death of Michael Brown has made so visible. How can the majority black protestors translate their protests into political power in a town that currently has a virtually all-white power structure? Recent experiences demonstrate that moving from protest to power is no easy task.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Lincoln Daily News
Big labor spending big bucks on co-ordinated fast food protests
Protests outside fast food restaurants flared up in cities around the country Thursday, organized by groups with plenty of ties to prominent labor unions.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Fed: Don't Blame the 1%, Blame the Top 3%
The Federal Reserve 's triennial Survey of Consumer Finances , released Thursday, contains data on the wealth and income of Americans from all walks of life. It found deepening wealth and income inequality in the post-recession years, with significant pay gains limited to the richest families.
Duly Noted: NYPD skin deep, Times Square characters united, Picasso on the move
Bloomberg's Brendan Greeley discusses the fitness craze of CrossFit and compares the rate of injury to other sports. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."
Surviving the Ups and Downs of Social Movements
On May 30, 1977, 2,400 people descended on the town of Seabrook, New Hampshire, to protest the building of a nuclear power station. A day later, more than half of them would be arrested.
The Washington Post
How a Fight for $15a 2 may make it difficult to go to McDonalda s on Thursday
Without better pay, workers say they will walk out for the day - and, unlike in previous actions, there may be civil disobedience . This is Fight for $15: the non-union labor movement that has been trying to call attention to the plight of fast-food workers for about two years.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Erie Times News
3 film series at Mercyhurst University
If the plural of series is serious-, then Mercyhurst University is seriously serious about films. This fall, the university offers three film series, each with a different focus, not all of them necessarily serious.
Calvary Review: Suffering Innocence
In this film, director John Michael McDonagh, whether consciously or unconsciously presents the notion of everyone within a given group being painted with the same brush and suffering for the atrocities committed by a few.
For nearly two thousand years the religious have killed, banished, tortured, and jailed atheists for the crime of being atheists and daring to tell someone they were.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Crain's Red Baits Nurses Union Leader on Labor Day
Nurses from Long Island College Hospital join Occupy Wall Street protesters along 47th Street in New York.
Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet
This screenshot shows a July 3, 2014 tweet by the hacking group LulzSecPeru after it claimed to have hacked Peru's government's CERT network emergency center.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
"This is a lot worse": The wicked truth about the...
Law enforcement officers wait to advance Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, after firing tear gas to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo.