Five years ago on September 17, 2011, Occupy Wall Street's taking of Zuccotti Park in New York City provided an opportunity for many stars to shine. A few, all too few, continue to shine even today.
Imagine, if five years after penning the declaration of Independence the original signers were to meet back in Philadelphia to recreate that moment?...
And, it's a good one - an invitation to join with a significant number of the original Occupiers and their supporters on Saturday, September 7 (S17) and celebrate Occupy's fifth anniversary in NYC's Zuccotti Park.
Uninvited and from seemingly out of nowhere, a team of "Goodwill Vigilantes" has given every DNC attendee a golden opportunity to leave behind themselves more than simply memories of Philadelphia -- a legacy of paid medical debt.
The campaign's chances of success? Since both Bernie and the Rolling Jubilee were surprised at the results they got in their campaigns, it is not out of the realm of possibility that the DNC campaign might leave behind minimal dollars in medical debt in the target zip codes.
As I write this, a protest is occurring on the floor of the House of Representatives. Democrats, led by John Lewis, Jim Clyburn, Nancy Pelosi (and many others), are staging a "sit-in" to protest Republicans' refusal to even hold a vote on any gun control legislation.
Let's talk about something that is truly extraordinary. On April 13, nearly 40,000 workers walked out the door at Verizo...
The New York Times took a double-barrelled shot at Bernie Wednesday. An op-ed painted him as out of step with real progressives and yesterday's news. An editorial blog speculated on cabinet posts, platform planks and other tangible goods as his goal.
Bernie and Hillary are to be tested in the upcoming weeks. Can Bernie take the moral strength of his movement and employ it in the upcoming election? Can Hillary accept his vision and turn it into votes?
Thank you for reawakening a wave of excitement within the Democratic Party. Thank you for championing a list of issues that I could heartily agree with, and for refusing to be distracted from your agenda by the usual mudslinging and other negative campaigning tactics so common in politics today.
It takes nothing away from Senator Sanders, and the millions of voters he has mobilized, to observe that deeper currents are at work that have created a political climate which has sharply influenced both him and Secretary Clinton.
Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? We know the Washington Post just made a typo, but still, it's fun to think about, right?
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is playing a leading role in the fight to ...
Much of our future is reliably unpredictable, and what more so than the moments when mass movements suddenly break out and sweep across our world?
There it was. Very pure, very simple and very direct in the bio posting in LinkedIn by alt.media journalist Cat Watters. A posting that spoke to that need experienced by almost every non-mainstream journalist, blogger, photographer, videographer, audio interviewer, and artist in America -- if not throughout the world.
By Rev. Vicki Flippin and Rev. Nathan Bledsoe We serve a God who once chided the religious authorities, "The sabbath was made for humankind, not huma...