Too Soon to Tell: The Case for Hope

What Comes After Hope By Tom Engelhardt I worked for years as an editor at Pantheon Books. Its publisher, maybe the most adventurous in the business, was André Schiffrin. Among his many accomplishments, he “discovered” Studs Terkel (already a well-known Chicago radio personality), published his first oral history (Division Street: America), and made him a […]

Occupy Your Victories

Reprinted from Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary  By Rebecca Solnit Occupy is now a year old.  A year is an almost ridiculous measure of time for much of what matters: at one year old, Georgia O’Keeffe was not a great painter, and Bessie Smith wasn’t much of a singer. One year into the Civil Rights […]

Capuchin Monkeys Explain Occupy Wall Street (Hilarious)

Capuchin monkeys explain Occupy Wall Street for anyone who still doesn’t understand the corrosive effects of inequality (2 min 39 sec) …

Journalist, Plaintiff Chris Hedges Hails “Monumental” Ruling Blocking NDAA Indefinite Detention

From Democracy Now, an interview with journalist Chris Hedges, about the importance of federal Judge Katherine Forrest’s ruling that the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act likely violates the First and Fifth Amendment rights of U.S. citizens.   In the following excerpt from the transcript of the interview above, Hedges wonders who […]

“Let Us Have Our Day In Court” (Local Rally at Wells Fargo Bank)

Press Release from Foreclosure Defense Group of Occupy Nevada County “Let Us Have Our Day In Court” Rally at Wells Fargo Bank Wednesday, May 9, 4 pm The Foreclosure Defense Group of Occupy Nevada County will hold a rally at Wells Fargo Bank on Wednesday, May 9, to support a local family in their struggle […]

Matt Taibbi: “Banks Sold Oregano as High Grade Weed”

In this 5-minute video, journalist Matt Taibbi talks to Occupy Wall Street and explains how the mortgage-backed security scam works.

Bail-out Bombshell: Fed “Emergency” Bank Rescue Totaled $29 Trillion Over Three Years

Reprinted from Alternet (December 15, 2011) While the 99% suffered hardship, a new study shows that the Fed propped up buddies in the banking industry and a vast shadow banking system far beyond what anyone has guessed. By J. Andrew Felkerson Speculation about the the Fed’s actions during the financial crisis has made headlines on […]

OWS Nevada County Helps Forestall Imminent Eviction

Editor’s Note: Here’s an amazing press release from the Foreclosure Group of Occupy Wall Street Nevada County. It highlights the normally less-than-humane foreclosure process, softened in this case by the timely intervention of these good local citizens. Imagine a renter, a single mom with four kids, given less than 24 hours notice to pack-up and […]

“My Occupy LA Arrest”

Reprinted from (December 6, 2011) By Patrick Meighan My name is Patrick Meighan, and I’m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica. I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 other people at […]

Sorry Kids! College Degree No Longer a Sure Path to Financial Security

Some politicians — usually apologists for destructive trade agreements — are fond of saying that we need to put more resources into educating our people in 21st-century technologies, in order to compete more successfully with educated workers in other countries. This is their main prescription for restoring US competitiveness in the world economy. It seems to […]

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