Save Tax Dollars: Fire DeMarco from FHFA

Even principal forgiveness programs that were shown to ultimately cost the taxpaying public less money than foreclosing.

NYPD Arrests NYCLU Legal Observer at Occupy Wall Street event

KW writes: The police must learn to change. The police must learn to respect people who are protesting. And, police departments should learn to fire police officers who are caught doing wrong. In addition, the public should have easy ways to recall politicians like Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who allow bad cops […]

Prez cand Stein (G): Jobs Numbers won’t return “Stolen Decades”

Attempts to spin the economic news to favor the Obama administration should not be allowed to mask the reality of the ongoing economic crisis experienced by working people.

Occupy Portland explains the big picture…

KW writes: I have to admit, I am having trouble keeping up with the occupy movement, I feel at a loss to know how to help. “What are they doing now?”, I wonder to myself. And, I think the answer is that most of the occupies are digging in, doing the nitty gritty work of […]

People’s Trial of Goldman Sachs: Brought to you by Occupy Wall Street and WBAI

Update: This trial and action happened. Protesters chanted “Goldman Sucks”. Chris Hedges and Reverend Billy were arrested as part of the anti-Goldman Sachs demonstration. Story at The Gothamist: here. Note that this event is just in time to get people thinking about Bank Transfer Day on Saturday, November 5th! WBAI 120 Wall Street 10th Floor: […]

In NY: Democratic Party Governor defies public, will stand with Republicans to oppose millionaire’s tax

Update on 10/19/2011: While one organization tried to honor Andrew Cuomo, Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered outside. An attendee, feminist author Naomi Wolf, realized their point, and she was arrested for standing on the sidewalk to draw attention to Cuomo’s objection to the millionaire’s tax. Great video! She was arrested in her fancy dress for […]

PeaceSmiths of Long Island endorses Occupy Wall Street

PeaceSmiths is a decades-strong, Long Island activist group, which works on issues of peace, justice, and the environment. PeaceSmiths released the following message today, October 13, 2011: A Message from PeaceSmiths, Inc. about Occupy Wall Street PeaceSmiths supports Occupy Wall Street in New York City. Our organization stands for peace, justice, and the environment. We […]

10/4 Occupy Wall Street Update: Today’s events, tomorrow’s plan

Tuesday 10/4: Economist Richard Wolff spoke at Liberty Square. He said some very clear and hopeful things about the power of the people to invent a new system that would be better than capitalism. A late night (10:45pmish) serenade by Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel. My friend Rose Zacchi from Long Island was on […]

Occupy Wall Street declarations: One demand, twenty grievances, lots of consensus

Comparison of the two sets of demands/grievances published by Occupy Wall Street by Kimberly Wilder 10/4/2011 The first document I will refer to as the “One Demand Document” The second document I will refer to as the “Grievances Document” To see both documents in text, go to my previous post: here. Up front, I would […]

What’s going on at Wall Street today?

Update! Tuesday, November 15, 2011: Mayor Bloomberg and NYPD evicted protesters from Liberty Square. Judge issued court order that should not be/have been evicted. Bloomberg defying order (under guise of reading paperwork). Hearing at 11am. Meanwhile, folks gathering at 6th and Canal AND Foley Square. Zucotti Park seems to be closed this morning. (Update at […]

Blow by Blow: Brooklyn Bridge “taken” by Occupy Wall Street *

Want to understand exactly what happened on the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday? GO HERE for Excellent coverage by D. Eris at Poli-Tea website. Excerpt only below (The Poli-Tea website has eyewitness accounts, photo, and video)…Over 700 Arrested in Occupy Wall Street Protest as Movement Continues to Grow Across the Country (The link for this excellent coverage […]

Ready to rumble for jobs, not war and more weapons? (via Peace Action Blog)

By Judith Le Blanc Something is missing in the swirl of news reporting on the debt ceiling deal struck on August 2 by the Congress and the President for close to $1 trillion in cuts in discretionary programs over the next decade. Will the 58% of  discretionary spending that goes to the Pentagon take a […]

Debating Taboos by Ralph Nader (via Dandelion Salad)

Dandelion Salad by Ralph Nader The Nader Page July 5, 2011 The first nationally televised debate (C-SPAN) on the subject of mandatory voting, or voting duty, occurred in Washington D.C. on June 27, 2011 (watch it at: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/DebateonMa). Why did it take so long? Because discussing this topic has been a taboo in electora … Read […]

Rent Is Too Damn High candidate to run for President

KW writes: Thanks to my IPR community for the tip on this story… From The New York Observer/PolitickerNY: Jimmy McMillan Says He Will Challenge Obama in ’12 (Story with video) By David Freedlander / December 23, 2010 Perhaps the whole country now will hear the baby’s stomach growl. Rent Is Too Damn High gubernatorial candidate […]

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