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Occupy Sandy Relief

Astoria Characters: The All-Around Activist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.24.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Even when he's not raising his furious fist to the sky, Mickey Z. is outstanding in the crowd. That's something to say because as a political activist, he's in so many.

My Birthday Wish

Ben Haygood | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Ben Haygood

Sir -- I AM Jersey Strong. It's just that my local post office doesn't recognize "beach behind the dunes" or "Toyota behind the Wawa."

Political Football Over Disaster Relief: Another Argument for Public Banking

Ellen Brown | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Ellen Brown

Many homeowners were strained by mortgages that were underwater prior to the storm, and their properties have now depreciated to the point of having no market value at all. They have no choice but to try to rebuild, but how can they take on more debt?

Happy Occu-Year 2013!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

So, Occupy is off to a good start for 2013. Heading into its second year of existence, it has a tailwind of good will and solid evidence of steadfast members who both lead and follow as called upon.

Psychological First Aid: Mental Health Care After Hurricane Sandy

Craig L. Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig L. Katz, M.D.

On a recent Friday, a psychiatrist and a team of medical students traveled to the Far Rockaways in Queens to provide mental health assistance to survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Their work did not involve psychotherapy or diagnoses, but rather tending to the immediate needs of survivors.

It's Mutual Aid, Stupid

Jeffrey Lawrence | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Lawrence

Within the first week of setting up camp in Zucotti Park, people in Occupy started talking about the importance of systems of "mutual aid" rather than systems of "charity." Charity means: "I'm fine, so I'll give you something." Mutual aid means: "We're all in this together, so let's help each other out."