In that crowd of wealthy donors at Marc Leder's Boca Raton sex palace listening to Mitt Romney blast Americans who don't pay income taxes, there were probably a few people who didn't pay income taxes.
How in the world are we supposed to feel about a presidential candidate who is a real "Mr. One Percent" and who explicitly only desires representing no more than 53 percent of us?
Happy birthday, Occupy. But how about skipping the tired old tune of "Happy Birthday to You"?
I'm beginning to realize that Mitt Romney is a perfect match for the Republican Party in 2012 -- arrogant and out of touch. He and his party simply haven't figured out that smug, aging, white American males are not America's future, either demographically or aspirationally.
If Peace Action has its way, money will first of all be moved from funding weapons of war to bankrolling public works projects. If Occupy has its way, money will be moved from Wall Street banks to local savings and loans.
With Occupy, remarkable things have already happened, and more remarkable systemic change could be ahead. Remember that many of the effects of what has already happened are incalculable, and more of what is being accomplished will only be clear further down the road.
It's far too early to tell what the overall impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement will be on American politics. One year later, we know that the action in Zuccotti Park changed the conversation by putting economic injustice back on the nation's radar.
In late September 2011, I found a story on Russia Today about a new protest movement called "Occupy Wall Street". After seeing the spectacle of boist...
Monday, September 17th marks the the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street's launch in 2011. While the movement has faded from view over the last...
Many people think Occupy has been a failure. Hundreds of parks and plazas around the country are no longer occupied, and we are no longer in the mainstream news, and people are saying that we do not have a plan. But these seem like the wrong metrics.
Where have the Occupiers been over the last year? What have they been doing? What are their plans for the future? In this month's issue of Huffington, Saki Knafo answers those questions and many more.
OWS gave voice and form to the human consequences of thirty years of anti-government, pro-corporate policies that concentrated wealth and power in a very small number of Americans. If Obama wins, it will be on the shoulders of OWS.
The Occupy Movement and the slogan "We are the 99%" resonated with millions. You once had a powerful voice. It was a strong voice, but not always clear. Today you are conspicuously silent.
Why is it that Occupy Wall Street is such a sad caricature of itself these days if the need is just as pressing? It's not for a lack of material. And it certainly shouldn't be for a lack of motivation. That's why it's so disappointing.
Occupy's upcoming first birthday, known amongst its busy organizers as "S17" (Sept. 17 -- Get it?), will definitely be different from its original emergence on September 17, 2011.
God bless American juries. As the government, press and political classes resolutely keep their eyes shut about corporate misdeeds, juries keep the faith. Not just by convicting Wall Streeters, but by acquitting them when the evidence requires, and then speaking out.