Reading Time: 17 minutes Occupy Wall Street, the Tea Party, Black Lives Matter, and even the Trump and Sanders campaigns might just be the beginning of a new level of protests.
Reading Time: 8 minutes On the fifth anniversary of the occupation of New York’s Zuccotti Park, read this classic WhoWhatWhy story revealing a secret contingency plan to assassinate Occupy Wall Street protesters in Texas.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Occupy movement just wiped out $4 million in student debt. It’s a drop in a $1.2 trillion bucket, but it’s a start toward tackling what could be another economic bubble waiting to explode.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Russ Baker interviews Jonathan Frieman, who took an unusual stand against corporate personhood. Frieman was stopped in October by a sheriff in Marin County (a San Francisco suburb)—for driving solo in the lane for high-occupancy vehicles. He then pulled out corporate papers and argued that he was traveling with another person—since corporations count as persons. In January, he got his day in court. He didn’t win, but he did show how creative approaches can make people pay attention. His action drew local and national media coverage.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Obama Administration is not being completely straight with us when it comes to the Occupy protests. A growing body of documentation suggests that the Department of Homeland Security is deeply involved in coordinating surveillance of protesters—and maybe more.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Video powerfully contrasts US government rhetoric about “the people” in other countries and their right to peacefully protest, and the crackdown on similar protest at home.
Reading Time: 2 minutes What happened to the guys who ruined our economy, making a huge profit by betting mortgages would tank? They’re making another huge profit, betting mortgages soar. But only other investors are supposed to be interested in this little non-morality play?
Reading Time: < 1 minute So those wacky “Occupy” folks don’t have a clear picture of what they want? So they’re just a bunch of people who enjoy protesting? Watch this—from little Ole Occupy Santa Fe.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The New York Times staff are in (partial) revolt. But it’s corporate-owned media that is truly revolting. Here’s a solution: let’s build something better, together.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Obama’s circle of friends shrinks. But “interesting” banker Robert Wolf remains. 99 percent, meet the One Percent, and their man with the president.