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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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OBAMA'S JUSTICE DEPT IS LETTING US DOWN

Posted by on Saturday, December 31, 2011,
"The Obama Justice Department hasn't tried a single Wall Street executive in a criminal court. Against a handful, it decided to let the S.E.C. bring civil charges of fraud, which are easier to prove. So if defendants' wrists are merely being slapped by the S.E.C. instead of cuffed by the Justice Department, Obama has only his appointees to blame.

For three important reasons, the President needs to explain why the Justice Department has filed away its investigations of big banks and Wall Street...

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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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THE BAT-SIGNAL OF OCCUPY WALL STREET

Posted by on Saturday, November 26, 2011,

On the evening of November 17th, tens of thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters marched throughout New York City, many making their way on to the Brooklyn Bridge, carrying LED candles and chanting. As Occupiers took the bridge in a seemingly endless sea of people, words in light appeared projected on the iconic Verizon Building nearby.

A few hours later, creater Mark Read, who organized the "bat-signal" project, told Boing Boing why and how he did this, and what technology he used:

"It c...
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SAY NO TO CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY: Senator Bernie Sanders

Posted by on Sunday, November 20, 2011,
Senator asks Democrats, which side are you on? 

As a Thanksgiving deadline nears for action by the powerful congressional committee on deficit reduction, U.S. Senator from Vermont (Independent) Bernie Sanders sounded an alarm over reports that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid may be cut. "The American people have been very clear. They understand how important Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are to the well-being of tens of millions of our people and they do not want to see these ...
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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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SURVEY: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Posted by on Monday, October 31, 2011,

Whether you support the Occupy Movement in person or in spirit, this survey is for you. This confidential survey is being conducted by the Message Working Group of Occupy Philadelphia. The goal is to accurately portray the diversity of the Occupy Movement and to let your voice be heard!

To participate, click on the following: Why I Occupy


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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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OCCUPY MOVEMENT GARNERS MORE SUPPORT than the Tea Party

Posted by on Tuesday, October 25, 2011,

According to a new Pew Research/Washington Post poll, nearly 40 percent of Americans support the
Occupy Wall Street movement. In contrast, only 32 percent of Americans support the Tea Party movement. Conversely, while 44 percent oppose the Tea Party movement, just 35 percent oppose the Occupy movement.

Politicians jockeying for the Independent vote in 2012 may want to take note that more Independents support the Occupy Wall Street movement than do not: 43% support the movement and 35% are oppo...
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CONSENSUS (Direct Democracy)

Posted by on Sunday, October 16, 2011,
A look into the "HOW' of the Occupy Wall Street movement.





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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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A CALL TO SEPARATE BUSINESS & STATE

Posted by on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,
For your consideration: In order to ensure a continuation of our Democratic Republic, is it time for a constitutional amendment to take the money out of politics?



*The police are arresting anyone that uses a megaphone or any voice amplifying device. This is why the crowd were repeating what was being said so a wider audience there could hear what he had to say.



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