Category: Occupy Movement

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Amy Goodman: What Occupy Wall Street can do for Barack Obama

Back when Barack Obama was still just a US senator running for president, he told a group of donors in a New Jersey suburb, "Make me do it." He was borrowing from President Franklin D Roosevelt, who used the same phrase (according to Harry Belafonte, who heard the story directly from Eleanor Roosevelt) when responding to legendary Read more…

The Guardian: Occupy Wall Street Live

2.27pm: I mentioned a crackdown in Denver, Colorado earlier on. We should also note a similar police operation in Seattle on Wednesday, when police charged through Westlake Park, arresting 25 protesters and dragging off tents that had been erected by the Occupy Seattle movement. Mother Jones is tracking all arrests connected to the Occupy movement in the United Read more…

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Ted Glick: The Occupy Movement, Winning Victories and November 6

I haven’t felt like this since Seattle and the birth of the global justice movement in the USA 12 years ago. Because of the Occupy Wall Street action and the astounding growth of similar local occupy actions all over the country, the political winds have changed in the USA, all within less than a month. Hope is in the air, and hope is Read more…

Lee Sustar: Same Struggle, Same Fight

A SPIRITED labor protest against a mortgage bankers' meeting in Chicago on October 10 got a boost in numbers and energy from the local Occupy movement–highlighting the growing potential to build a fighting working-class movement for economic justice across the U.S.  Since its beginnings close to a month ago, the Occupy Wall Street action in Read more…

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David Swanson: Occupied — What Now?

Thanks in large part to the New York and national corporate media a massive campaign to shift power away from giant corporations and into the hands of the people is now afoot all across this continent. It was inspired by peoples' nonviolent uprisings in other countries and sparked by courageous nonviolence on Wall Street. Can Read more…

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Robin Hahnel: A Conversation
Mahir Ali: Occupational Hazards

IT is not hard to imagine how perturbed the Chinese leadership must be over the misadventures of the Olympic torch on the long road to Beijing. This year’s Summer Games were intended, after all, to showcase the tremendous achievements that the vast nation has notched up in recent decades. Instead, the focus has shifted to Read more…

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Sudhanva Deshpande: The Belly of the Beast

Like the underage kid who screeches past frightened children in his father’s fancy new sports car, the United States is a country you just cannot ignore. No matter where we may live on the planet, it is the one country that we know the most about simply because it comes to us in so many Read more…

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Anthony Arnove: Two Occupations

Some in the antiwar movement have been reluctant to take up demands around the occupation of Palestinian lands, fearing it will alienate some of those who opposed the invasion of Iraq or who might today be won to opposing its occupation. But the same political principles that led so many people to oppose the invasion Read more…

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