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Archives by Tag 'Occupy movement'
Austerity and Social Unrest
DAVID ROSEN
Whatever the long-term fate of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, it has made two major contributions to the warming 2012 political climate. First, OWS put the concept of economic and social (in)equity, of the haves and have-nots, the 99%-ers, of class...
The Logic Of Occupy Mendo
WILL PARRISH
By casting 99% of the US population as collective victim of a miniscule minority’s monumental greed, the American branch of the Occupy Movement has provided a brilliant framework for bringing together a broad coalition to take on the worst manifestations of what, for th...
Deliver Occupy From Its “Friends”
KEVIN CARSON
Mainstream liberals and the Institutional Left frequently criticize the Occupy movement for its lack of public spokespersons and its lack of clear demands. But according to David Graeber, it came very close to having those things — and to being just another protest ...
Wall Street of the Waterfront
STEVE STALLONE
The Occupy movement is barely more than two months old and already showing signs of growing up. Seeing their encampments thwarted, they are responding with a coordinated counterpunch themselves. The Occupy groups in California, Oregon and Washington state are moving toget...
The Future of the Occupy Movement
JULES LOBEL
The Occupy Movement, which has already been hugely successful in thrusting issues of inequality and corporate power into the public discourse, faces a critical juncture. As many of the larger encampments in New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles are shut down by...
The Case of Occupy and the Longshoremen’s Union
CAL WINSLOW
Occupy Oakland has called for a “General Strike” on the West Coast docks – a significant escalation in the conflict in the East Bay. Interestingly, this call is made just as the strike wave in Europe has intensified – in a rolling series of national General...
The One Percent Solution in Europe
SAUL LANDAU
Last month a Super Committee (12Members of Congress) failed to decide — fortunately — our economic destiny: where our tax money would go – or not. Yes, capitalism failed again. And with it went democratic procedures in the political arena. Big Facts: ...
Amid The Architecture Of Declining Capitalism
PHIL ROCKSTROH
The recent pepper spraying “incident” at the University of California at Davis represents more than an opportunity to create a cleverly photoshopped, viral meme. The act is part and parcel of a larger collective mindset–a proclivity towards authoritarian...
Arrested for Supporting Local Business
LORI SPENCER
Oklahoma City. In the early morning hours of Black Friday, 10 members of Occupy OKC  discovered that chanting “Buy local!” in a crowded Walmart is an arrestable offense in the United States of America. It all started with a group of ...
Inside an Occupy Affinity Group
SHEPHERD BLISS
Our new Occupy affinity group (AG) recently met at “Mr. Mom’s” comfortable home. His four-month-old daughter mostly sleeps in a nearby swinging crib. Sometimes she rises and nestles into his chest, occasionally spitting up a white, milky substance over his dark shir...
One Demand Doesn’t Come Close to Covering It
JIM GOODMAN
Political decisions are made to increase economic growth. Economic growth is measured by corporate profit. Corporate profit decides who wins elections. So, how is this in the interest of the “common good”, how is this Democracy? Well, it’s n...
Happening Here
MISSY BEATTIE
Because something is happening here But you don’t know what it is Do you, Mister Jones ~~Bob Dylan’s ”Ballad of a Thin Man” Something is happening here, this movement called Occupy. It’s the 99 percent vs...
Tragedy in Vermont
RON JACOBS
In an incident that can only be described as tragic, a man took his life inside a tent at the Burlington, VT Occupy camp the afternoon of November 10, 2011.  Like every Occupy camp, the one in Burlington, VT. has a fair share of men and women without homes living there....
Can the Occupy Movement Civilize the USA?
BOB SIMPSON
“What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures.”...
Mind the Gap
VIJAY PRASHAD
Between the sentiment at the Occupy encampments and the liberal wing of the Democratic establishment lies a moat unbridgeable even by the tallest trees. Between Occupy and the Republicans lies a universe. What seems reasonable to the Democratic leadership in Washin...