During the financial crisis Pope Benedict directly called for increasing government regulation of finance, and directly called for a financial transaction tax levied on large banks. Sound familiar?
Producer/videographer Michael Perlman's just-released film, The 99%: Occupy Everywhere, narrated by Lou Reed, is not only an eye-opener, it is a heart-opener.
Two years ago, when Occupy Wall Street first got underway, I was too busy analyzing the effects of income and inequality on children's life chances to...
Is it the case that Romney's comments reflect GOP gospel as opposed to being an hour-long gaffe or a series of ineloquent remarks? To answer that question, let's review a few of the GOP's policy positions and remarks over the past year.
Well, the tide is flowing in your favor, Bill. Willy Thompson has conceded, and only one lonely Republican stands between you and Gracie Mansion. An...
For a movement largely pronounced moribund by the mainstream media, there is a menu of activism that suggests otherwise. It will be a busy day.
You can be sure that TBTF (Too Big To Fail) bankers will not be donning party hats when these two birthdays roll around: that of Occupy Wall Street on...
The action and, surprisingly, the political and social commentary that seems to criticize republican ideological dogma still has me pondering what I thought would be a run-of-the-mill slasher movie.
America, chill out. Half of your fellow countrymen have spoken, and they are good and ready to get stoned; if you are one of the 53% who have a problem with it, just don't smoke the stuff yourself. It's your life and if you want to waste it being sober, that's your choice.
As of the time of this writing, authorities have arrested more than 7,730 people at events and actions organized by Occupy movement. I was among the 700 people subjected to a mass arrest on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1, 2011.
The need for "movements" is largely overstated. Efforts to educate and organize are necessary, but much of what is done by movements such as OWS has proven to be superfluous nonsense.
The American people don't serve Paul Ryan. They're not "The Help." He's "The Help." And right now, by demanding austerity that Americans already rejected, Paul Ryan is back-talking the boss. It's insolent, insubordinate and disrespectful.
When one considers how completely out of whack our defense budget is in the post 9/11 age of perpetual war, the cuts will still leave us with a military budget that dwarfs all other countries combined.
From the look of things, entering its "terrible twos," OWS is still working through a learning curve on this. If it doesn't manage to find common ground with other activists, this may be a cautionary tale for protests groups in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Our analysis of a representative survey of Occupy activists and supporters suggest that the political transformation that Occupy engendered among those who gravitated to Zuccotti Park and its counterparts around the country will continue to reverberate for many years to come.
It's easy to understand why a professional golfer might believe editorials, politicians and e-mails that spread the myth of an America evenly divided between makers and takers, but it's harder to tolerate the malicious spreading of that fabrication.