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NBC Discovers Hypocrisy of Michael Moore's Wealth; Used Him to Bash Wall Street in Past
On Wednesday, NBC's Today offered a surprising full report on "filmmaker and liberal activist" Michael Moore tarnishing his "blue-collar, anti-capitalist image" after it was revealed during divorce proceedings that Moore and his now ex-wife lived in a Michigan mansion, "the 10,000-square-foot house, reportedly in the same neighborhood as Madonna ... (more)
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Kindle Unlimited, Spotify and the coming arts apocalypse: Are you worried?
Right now we have the best of all worlds: we get the convenience of free or very cheap a la carte online entertainment consumption, largely paid for by traditional revenue sources for entertainment producers: movie tickets, CD sales and concerts, physical book sales.
David Weidner's Writing on the Wall: Wall Street backlash will shake up 2016 election
The Justice Department continues to rain down settlement after settlement on Wall Street institutions.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Open thread for night owls. Susan Faludi at The Baffler on 'Facebook feminism'
After a quarter-century, The Baffler has rolled out its new digital self for the silver jubilee issue, with a fully retrievable, erudite archive dating back to 1988.
Occupy Santa Cruz to Mark Third Anniversary
As Occupy Wall Street prepares to mark its Third Anniversary and looks to the future of the Occupy Movement, this participant and observer of Occupy Santa Cruz offers some reflections as we approach our own anniversary on October 4th.
Occupy Protester Trashed by NY's Leading Paper
Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton's miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China's military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND ... (more)
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Weekly Oil And Gas Follies
Goodness, where to begin? The biggest news this week came from the college town of Denton, Texas, where the city council made the sensible decision not to enact a ban on hydraulic fracturing that had been brought to the council through a petition drive.
Adam B. Summers: Fed up with the Fed
"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and money system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Crooks and Liars
Open Carry Advocate Wants To Fight Police Brutality By Threatening Cops With Guns
LibertyCrier's founder wants "massive" open carry to threaten cops into not "serving and protecting" the sh*t out of you.
Take The Fight to the Enemy. Phoenix is Where Netroots Nation Can Make the Most Impact
In an age of "free speech zones" for protesters - boxes that, every year, magically become smaller and smaller - it's more important now than ever to get off your ass and get in the faces of those we oppose.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
War Is A Crime
'Strident' reporting at the Times: Already Abused by Cop, DA and ...
When a journalist in a news article refers to a woman as "strident," you know what you're reading is a hit piece, not a dispassionate report, and that's what the New York Times offered up to readers in today's piece about a court appearance yesterday by Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan.
Kourtney and Khloe -- Targeted By Hamptons Residents -- Get Out of Town
Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are being targeted by a grassroots movement to force them out of The Hamptons.
Inequality ignored in Obama's new populist rhetoric
Democrats and republicans alike believe they can take on a populist agenda without discussing the controversial topic of inequality amid fears of creating a class warfare.
Nation's Top Minimum Wage
In a very unusual political combination seldom seen nowadays, San Francisco's mayor, city officials, business, community and labor leaders have jointly agreed to place a proposition on the November ballot that will give a big raise to virtually all low-wage full time, part time, sub contract and temporary workers of big and small businesses alike.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Farmington Daily Times
Immigrants and the Cootie Offense
In September of 2011, a franchise of the Occupy Wall Street movement, set up camp on the steps of Los Angeles' iconic City Hall.
Unbroken and out to expose US prison system: Exclusive Interview with ...
In an exclusive intervew on the Progressive Radio Network's "This Can't Be Happening!" program, Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan, just released after two months of a three-month sentence to the Women's Prison on Riker's Island, talks about her conviction on a trumped-up charge of felony assault of a New York Police Officer.
The Village Voice
New York Post Reporter to Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan: "You Look...
Occupy Wall Street activist and New School graduate student Cecily McMillan was back in Manhattan criminal court Thursday morning, just weeks after her release from Rikers Island , where she served two months after being convicted of assaulting a police officer.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm
The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.
Right of public to record police arrests subject of lawsuit, report says
A federal lawsuit is asking a judge to rule on whether it is a First Amendment right for ordinary citizens to do what has become a common practice throughout the country: recording via cell phones and video cameras police officers making arrests.
An International Stilt-Dancing Collaboration Stands Tall
Laura Anderson Barbata started her international stilt-dancing collaborations in 2001 in Trinidad and Tobago, and since then has forged links between communities in the United States and Mexico.