Archive for the 'Occupy Wall Street' Category

COLLEGE IS PLAYED ON A CROOKED TABLE…

June 19th, 2014

On Tuesday, my home town newspaper, The Marietta Times, asked the poll question: Would a tuition guarantee convince you to attend college? The question was really about the continued rise in college tuition costs and, as I noted in a comment: The factors driving college tuition increases are multitudinous, and no one change will fix […]

THE 1 PERCENT VS. THE 99 PERCENT…

June 13th, 2014

JUSTICE FOR ALL THE REALLY, REALLY RICH…

June 8th, 2014

There is no question that the Occupy Wall Street movement alarmed the ruling classes because of its exposure of the class war being waged in this country by wealthy against the rest of us. The Daily Show talks about how the law enforcement and justice systems are tilted so heavily in favor of the oligarchy, […]

FREE CECILY…

May 6th, 2014

Molly Knefel writes: The verdict in the biggest Occupy related criminal case in New York City, that of Cecily McMillan, came down Monday afternoon. As disturbing as it is that she was found guilty of felony assault against Officer Grantley Bovell, the circumstances of her trial reflect an even more disturbing reality – that of […]

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

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