Occupy put the issue of the nation's savage inequality on the front pages, and focused America's attention on what that inequality was doing to our democracy. To that extent, it was a stirring success.
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.
In Slovenia, the Occupy movement started with a big demonstration on October 15, 2011. This O15 movement avoided some of the procedural challenges of the American Occupy movement by sticking to a rather simple rule.
Will you be at Union Square for a mass protest, or with the Occupy Puppets in their Money Warz spoof at Times Square?
Occupy, perhaps reflects today's hyper-personal, polarized environment, and therefore seems to be going nowhere and slowly. That 'gridlock' may not be surprising in today's culture. It
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 public needs to know that money is still being funneled through HSBC to directly buy guns and bullets to kill our soldiers. Fines are not acceptable. I want a criminal indictment of HSBC executives," [Stern] asserts. "And if I die because of this, my life will have been worthwhile."
To continue the discussion about the future of news from my recent column "Citizen Bezos": Al Jazeera America is now on air with promises to offer in-...
On February 21, 2012, Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk rock band, festooned in primary colored ski masks called, 'balaclavas' stormed the s...
Can this new mutuality of efforts comprise a new path which might be taken by people on the left and the right of the spectrum? That rare "common ground?"
When the great actor Matt Damon recently said that President Obama "broke up with me," he hit the jackpot of telling political truth in the eyes of many progressive Democrats and independents.
Rami Shamir is the author of Train to Pokipse. A former Zuccotti Park Occupier with Occupy Wall Street, he strives to set an example for a new type of author.
The Congressional Budget Office last year warned that the increase in payroll taxes coupled with the $85 billion Sequester would cut the growth rate for 2013 in half. That's happening. Instead of furloughing public employees, the government should be adding new public jobs. Obama's tour to promote a recovery from the "middle out" is a good start, but there is nothing in his agenda that would fundamentally change the pitifully slow recovery. His proposed grand bargain on taxes would cut the corporate tax rate in exchange for closing loopholes, yielding net new revenues in the short run but no new revenue over time. Instead, we need corporations to start paying their fair share. The claim that corporate America is over-taxed is nonsense. For Obama to embrace this idea plays once again to right-wing ideology.
The question is, do taxpayers want to have their public monies in a bank that has been proven to be defrauding them?
Perceived consensus -- even if it's just a perception -- can motivate a movement's rank and file to embrace social change and stay focused. By contrast, the desire for uniqueness can undermine individuals' ability to capitalize on whatever consensus actually exists.
North Carolinians say the Moral Monday protesters are now more popular than the state legislature. North Carolina's Moral Mondays could pave a new way for the South to become progressive again.