Posts Tagged #ows

Who says #occupy can’t be funny? Not Nato Green

The one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street is a time for reflection… and laughter. Check out Nato Green (from Laughter Against the Machine and a writer for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell) talking about the Occupy Movement, drum circles (of course) and poop.

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The one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street is a time for reflection… and laughter. Check out Nato Green (from Laughter Against the Machine and a writer for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell) talking about the Occupy Movement, ...

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What will it take for #Occupy to enter the mainstream political conversation?

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Early this morning protesters gathered down on Wall Street near Zucotti Park to not just commemorate, but reinvigorate the Occupy Movement. Contrary to popular belief, Occupy itself didn’t actually die down on it’s own volition, but was instead shut down by the police.

While people are still organizing protests and meetings including this mornings #S17 action, Occupy encampments and meetings were shut down or infiltrated from the inside out. Nathan Schneider writes at the Nation,

After big expectations for a “99 Percent Spring,” the Occupy movement has had a trying summer. The wave of evictions that ended most of the country’s 24/7 occupations in late fall was only the beginning of the crackdown. Meetings and actions over the winter ...

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Early this morning protesters gathered down on Wall Street near Zucotti Park to not just commemorate, but reinvigorate the Occupy Movement. Contrary to popular belief, Occupy itself didn’t actually die down on it’s own volition, ...

Study shows rich people are less ethical

It’s pretty funny to see the headline “Wealthy More Likely to Lie, Cheat: Researchers” on a news site owned by and named after the very wealthy Mike Bloomberg. Who knew Bloomberg was so self-critical and introspective?

New research, written up in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, attempts to answer the question “are society’s most noble actors found within society’s nobility?” And the answer found is no. The pursuit of self-interest is a “fundamental motive among society’s elite, and the increased want associated with greater wealth and status can promote wrongdoing,” The Bloomberg article reports that the study found the “wealthy were more likely to break the law while driving, take candy from children, lie in negotiation, cheat to ...

It’s pretty funny to see the headline “Wealthy More Likely to Lie, Cheat: Researchers” on a news site owned by and named after the very wealthy Mike Bloomberg. Who knew Bloomberg was so self-critical and introspective?

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From Katie, some of the countless best of the year

1)Up with Chris Hayes drops systemic analysis on Penn State

Because the post highlights a much-needed critical, thoughtful perspective, which challenges the sensationalism and irresponsible journalism which dominates our media and manages to focus on2) because Jos becomes the 438th person I know to claim Chris Hayes as her boyfriend.

Chris Hayes, my morning talk show boyfriend, dedicated an hour of his Saturday show to the Penn State sexual abuse scandal. Hayes is joined by a great panel: The New Yorker writer Rick Hertzberg, University of Texas visiting scholar Victoria M. Defrancesco Soto, former Brooklyn District Attorney and Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, MSNBC political analyst Michael Eric Dyson, and The Nation‘s sports writer Dave Zirin. They look at the way powerful institutions breed this sort of corruption and evil, drawing links with ...

1)Up with Chris Hayes drops systemic analysis on Penn State

Because the post highlights a much-needed critical, thoughtful perspective, which challenges the sensationalism and irresponsible journalism which dominates our media and manages to focus on2) because Jos ...

Video: Homeless family occupies forclosed home in Brooklyn


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On Tuesday, with the support of neighbors, housing activists, and OWS protesters, a homeless family–Alfredo Carrasquillo, Tasha Glasgowa and their three children–took up residence in a foreclosed house in East New York.

The move was part of a national day of action to mark the beginning of Occupy Our Homes, a campaign to reclaim foreclosed houses from the banks–and give them to the people who need them most. Similar “housewarming” parties took place in more than 25 other cities. And organizer Beka Economopoulous said, “This is just the beginning.”

I’m with Michelle Goldberg–by “harnessing its DIY energy to the needs of real people, and standing up to banks in a way that ...


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On Tuesday, with the support of neighbors, housing activists, and OWS protesters, a homeless family–Alfredo Carrasquillo, Tasha Glasgowa and their three children–took up residence in a foreclosed house in East New ...