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CONSERVATIVE ECONOMIST on Where the Right Went Wrong

Posted by on Sunday, February 12, 2012,
Conservative Economist Bruce Bartlett wrote "the bible" for the Reagan Revolution, worked on domestic policy for the Reagan White House and served as a top treasury official under the first President Bush. Bartlett argues that right-wing tax policies -- pushed in part by Grover Norquist and Tea Party activists -- are destroying the country's economic foundation. 





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"CLASS ENVY"

Posted by on Thursday, January 12, 2012,
If the video clip below doesn't illustrate just how out of touch Mitt Romney is with the anger and everyday struggles of middle class Americans and the working poor, I don't know what would. TheTwoHundredMillionDollarMan aka MrOnePercent just doesn't get it. 

The fact is, that the 1% profited off of the global financial collapse and recession brought on by their own irresponsibility-- with the help of the deregulation championed by the Republicans over the last thirty years-- handsomely.  In ...
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The Media Messenger of Zuccotti Park

Posted by on Thursday, December 15, 2011,
As part of TIME Magazine's special issue on TIME's Person of the Year 2011: The Protester , they produced this video centering on how an activist/journalist's (Tim Poole) live video stream from New York City's Zuccotti Park garnered mainstream attention and helped galvanize a movement.  Tim has gone beyond Zuccotti and has traveled up and down the east coast and to California in the last several weeks to cover the other Occupy protests and to help others set up similar livestreams.

For the ...
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THE VOTE HEARD ROUND THE WORLD

Posted by on Thursday, December 8, 2011,
Thank the Occupy Movement.  OccupyLA put the issue of Corporate Personhood on the Los Angeles City Council Meeting agenda.  With a unanimous vote, we are one small step towards overturning Citizens United, regaining our Democracy, and a government for and by the people.





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RETIRED POLICE CAPTAIN ARRESTED

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,
Captain Raymond Lewis, featured in two of our previous videos, below, was arrested this afternoon in NYC during the Occupy protests. Thus far today, over 175 people have been arrested and several injuries have been reported.  Bloodied protesters were seen being led away by police.  The estimate by those on the ground in the afternoon was that 5000 protesters were currently involved.  That number was expected to swell as people got off work. By late in the evening. 35,000 protesters were said ...
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INSPIRATIONAL OCTOGENARIAN: 84 year old pepper-sprayed

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,
Dorli Rainey on being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, and the importance of activism: Dorli grew up in Nazi Germany, and later became an involved American citizen.  She brings the insight of her experiences to the table. Hover your cursor below to play the video.





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NOVEMBER 17TH: International Day of Action

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2011,
Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters streamed back into Zuccotti Park late Tuesday, November 15th, less than 24 hours after police forcibly removed them from their camp. Among the more than 200 people arrested earlier that morning was Ydanis Rodriguez, a New York City Council member. He was there advocating for his constituents, as were other council members at the time of the raid.  City Council Member Jumaane Williams tweeted that his fellow city council member, Rodriguez, was hit by ...
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POLICE CAPTAIN RAYMOND LEWIS JOINS PROTESTERS at Zuccotti Park

Posted by on Wednesday, November 16, 2011,
Captain Raymond Lewis, a retired Police Captain from Philadelphia, took his chances to come out in full uniform in a show of support for the Occupy Movement at the re-occupied Zuccotti Park.  This is just a tiny snippet of the on-site interview which I watched live on Ustream on the night of November 15th.  The entire time he was there, it was obvious that the NYPD were trying to figure out what to do about him.  In fact, at one point, a plainsclothes detective came up and challenged ...
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OLD SCHOOL REPUBLICAN discusses Occupy Movement

Posted by on Friday, November 11, 2011,
This interview was conducted by Rose Aguilar, host of Your Call on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and KUSP 88.9 FM in Santa Cruz, on November 5th with Karen Ford, a self-described lifelong Republican at an Occupy Monterey rally.

Take the time to listen to this articulate women express her thoughts about her party and about the movement.




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CHARISMATIC LEADER SUPPORTS Occupy Movement

Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2011,
See who's on board with the Occupy Wall Street protests! He's a charismatic, revolutionary leader who is hated by the banks and Republicans.




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Oakland Cop Throws Flash Grenade Into Crowd Helping Injured Protester

Posted by on Thursday, October 27, 2011,




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POLICE ATTACK Peaceful Protestors in Oakland

Posted by on Wednesday, October 26, 2011,


In the video below, Oakland California Police in riot gear fire flash grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets at a group of 1,000 peaceful demonstrators outside of City Hall on 14th St and Broadway on October 25th. The demonstrators were protesting the violent police assault on the Occupy Oakland encampment earlier that day that resulted in several protesters having bones broken and one protester hospitalized due to injuries from a police assault.  Among them were veterans carrying Veteran...
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I AM THE 99%: A SLIDESHOW

Posted by on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,
Citizens share their photos in support of Occupy Wall Street via the Virtual March on Wall Street. You can add your photo, or send a message in support: Go to:  http://www.civic.moveon.org/occupy/





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