Archive for the 'Occupy Wall Street' Category

BUT, THEY DO MANAGE TO KEEP THE MONEY…

January 29th, 2014

I understand Derf’s frustration, my own reaction upon reading this bit of obscenity in the news was similar, but we make an error when we pretend that just because the people holding the money didn’t actually earn the money, they must be idiots. That may be the case, as it was with a few monarchs […]

OCCUPY: STILLBORN OR NASCENT…?

September 15th, 2013

Robert Reich writes: All major social-change movements in American history that widened opportunity and made this a more just society — women’s suffrage, the labor union movement, the civil rights movement, the anti Vietnam War movement, the environmental movement, the gay rights movement — have depended, to some extent, on leaders who helped guide them, […]

SOUNDS LIKE AN OCCUPY CLEVELAND MEETING…

December 14th, 2012

Thomas Frank writes: There is a scene I always recall when I try to remember the exhilarating effect that Occupy Wall Street had on me when it was first getting going. I was on a subway train in Washington, D.C., reading an article about the protests in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan. It was three years […]

WHEN $100 MILLION IS SPARE CHANGE, SO WHAT…?

December 11th, 2012

Robert Reich writes: Among Rove’s investors was Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire who owns the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. Adelson invested more than $100 million in the election, mostly on Republicans who lost – including $20 million that went to Romney’s super PAC “Restore Our Future,” $15 million to another super PAC that almost single-handedly kept […]

PLAIN DEALER PAGE ONE THIS MORNING…

December 11th, 2012

Brandon Blackwell writes: Irony stung the Occupy Cleveland movement in October 2011 when about a dozen of its members were arrested in Public Square. Protesters were taken into custody for violating curfew near the statue of Cleveland’s 35th Mayor Tom L. Johnson — an effigy erected as a testament to free speech and assembly. But […]

HO, HO, HO, SUCKERS…

December 10th, 2012

From Mr. Fish…

PEE DEE SNOOZES WHILE HISTORY IS MADE…

December 9th, 2012

[Update at 1647 -- Anastasia Pantsios weighs in on the story: People involved in the "Save the Plain Dealer" campaign are asking "Where will we get our news?" Maybe we should respond, "Well, where do we get it NOW?" The PD may currently publish seven days a week and have a staff a third larger […]

OCCUPY WINS IN OHIO COURT OF APPEALS…

December 8th, 2012

I just did a quick search on the Plain Dealer’s website and not a peep about this story. From the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, County of Cuyahoga: {¶1} For purposes of this opinion, the appeals of both appellants Erin McCardle and Leatrice Tolls have been consolidated. 1 {¶2} Appellants Erin McCardle […]

EXCEPT IT IS; AND OH SO RIGHT…

December 8th, 2012

To the 99 percent: organize, organize, organize…

YES IT DOES, TO OUR EVERLASTING SHAME…

December 4th, 2012

Glenn Greenwald writes: Once one decides in the name of electoral expediency to abdicate their primary duty as a citizen and especially as a journalist – namely, to hold accountable those who wield the greatest political power – then this becomes a permanent abdication I occassionally wonder if our irrational devotion to horrible sports teams […]

NOAM CHOMSKY: REFORM V. REVOLUTION…

November 13th, 2012

FOR THE 99 PERCENT, TUESDAY NIGHT DID SUCK…

November 8th, 2012

So, I managed to read three pages of comments on Matt Taibbi’s election day piece — Election Day Is Finally Here: Tonight Is Going to Suck No Matter What — before I couldn’t any longer. I agree with Taibbi: Tuesday night sucked for everyone, even for those dancing in the street falsely believing that somehow […]

MEDIA BIAS ISN’T LEFT OR RIGHT, IT’S UP…

October 29th, 2012

Glenn Greenwald writes: Ample ink is spilled over debating whether the US media is biased in favor of Republicans or Democrats. It is neither. The overwhelming, driving bias of the US media is subservience to power, whoever happens to be wielding it.

HOW OUR PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES ARE RIGGED…

October 7th, 2012

Thank you Adam Harvey for sending me this link. Elect Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala…

COMING TO A NEWSPAPER NEAR YOU…

October 7th, 2012

I think I see a theme building here… Between plays of the Notre Dame, University of Miami game last evening, Adam Harvey and I talked a little bit about the imprending demise of the Plain Dealer. For the people who work there, I mean actually work, the people who get up every morning and struggle […]

U.S., SPAIN, GREECE: ICELAND ARRESTS BANKERS…

October 2nd, 2012

I’ve been telling people for months that Iceland understood that the proper response to criminal bankers is to charge, convict and lock the bastards up. Iceland’s Economy now growing faster than the U.S. and EU after arresting corrupt bankers

ROMNEY KNOWS THAT RATS CAN’T VOMIT…

September 26th, 2012

I’m not the only one who noticed a certain irony in Willard Mitt Romney choosing Boca Raton Rats Mouth, Florida for his now infamous speech. Any reasonable creature would have regurgitated the crap Romney fed to his adoring cash rodents, but rats are incapable of vomiting. Mark Follman writes: Here are some telling moments that […]

DURING THE LAST LAME-DUCK CONGRESS…

September 26th, 2012

On 10 December 2010, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders rose on the floor of the Senate: THE ECONOMY: Mr. SANDERS. Mr. President, let me begin by thanking my friend from Virginia for doing what is very important. I think the essence of what he is saying is that today there are millions of Federal employees, people […]

SPANIARDS RIOTING IN MADRID…

September 25th, 2012

From The Guardian: Clashes between police and protestors erupted after tens of thousands of people took part in protests in Madrid. The demonstrations, organised by the Spanish indignados group, were called to protest at the country’s austerity measures and to call for new elections in Spain. After a peaceful start (see 17.13), there were clashes […]

THE ELECTION SHOULDN’T EVEN BE CLOSE…

September 25th, 2012

Matt Taibbi writes: The mere fact that Mitt Romney is even within striking distance of winning this election is an incredible testament to two things: a) the rank incompetence of the Democratic Party, which would have this and every other election for the next half century sewn up if they were a little less money-hungry […]

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