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Peter Buffett | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
Peter Buffett

What do you believe and why do you believe it? We have been living out of stories that we're told. Stories we tell ourselves about ourselves... stories history books tell us... the newspapers tell us.... our parents tell us...

Meet the New HSBC ...

Andrew Perez | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Andrew Perez

In her confirmation hearing this week to become the next U.S. attorney general, Loretta Lynch said that "no individual is too big to jail" and "no one is above the law." But, at least in one recent case in which Lynch was a key player, this may not be accurate.

Obama Has Set the Parameters for 2016: Middle-Class Economics vs. Trickle-Down Economics

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Obama's push to tackle income inequality provides any Democratic nominee with a central organizing theme and policy purpose. It also challenges any Republican nominee to either reject government action in that direction, alienating the strong majority of Americans who favor it--or embrace such government action, alienating the Republican base.

Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, Early November 2014

Tommy Wu | Posted 02.12.2015 | World
Tommy Wu

We were on vacation in Hong Kong in early November 2014, and not once but twice, we wandered unexpectedly into the sites are where large groups of Hong Kongese, particularly students, have been petitioning nonviolently for democracy.

A Mongkok Morning

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Ever since I had arrived in Hong Kong, people had told me not to leave without going to Mong Kok, a neighborhood in Kowloon, just across the harbor from Hong Kong Island proper, that was home to the territory's second largest Occupy zone.

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.

Federal Reserve Policy Keeps Fracking Bubble Afloat and That May Change Soon

Steve Horn | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

But even with the generous cash flow facilitated by the Fed, annual productivity of many shale gas and tight oil fields have either peaked or are in terminal decline.

Today Show Sets Up Sting to Nab Soldiers Who Scam Thousands, Ignores Corporations Who Scam Billions

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 12.06.2014 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

It's not okay to steal just because one earns below the median income level. But as I watched "National Investigative Reporter" Jeff Rossen bear down on a soldier lucky to be earning one-fifth what he is, I wanted to know why this was the crime on which the Today show chose to focus.

Lili Haydn's Exquisitely Brilliant New CD "Lililand:" A Journey For Your Heart, Soul And Mind As Well As Your Ears

Ira Israel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

Lili Haydn and I are "old school" and thus after our last chance meeting we exchanged our latest creations.

Will Occupy End Up Having a Bigger Impact Than the Tea Party on Real People's Lives?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I'd have to say that rescuing people who've been taken advantage of by hustlers posing as an institution of higher education, and people who've been crushed by bills they've had to pay to get the health care all of us deserve, is a far more morally sound thing to do. And it's having a much bigger impact.

Here's Who To Thank For Our National Obsession With Inequality

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

Three years ago this week, Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan went from being a place bored office workers went for a cigarette break to the center o...

10 Iconic Photos Of Occupy Wall Street, 3 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

Wednesday marks the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. On September 17, 2011, demonstrators descended on lower Manhattan to prot...

Three Years Later, What Has Come of Occupy Wall Street?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

"WE ARE THE 99%" became the rallying cry of a generation. The simplicity and inclusivity was said to be worthy of Madison Avenue. At once the conversation had shifted, and in that discourse, a word started coming up that used to seem unspeakable: class.

Occupy to Main Stream Media: 'We Are Replacing You'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.12.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

At least, social and alternative media folks clearly have that intention in mind, if you are to believe the message that they are delivering at Zuccotti Park on Occupy's Birthday #3 this coming Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Strike Debt Takes on Student Loans! (It Must Be Occupy's Birthday Again)

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.08.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

After having raised over $700,000 in "People Bailing Out People" funds and then using a majority of these dollars to purchase -- and abolish -- upwards of $15,000,000 in personal medical debt, Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt is now stalking a more formidable quarry -- student debt.

Jesus Drove Usurers From The Temple. We Allow 500-percent Interest Payday Loans. Where Are The Christians?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

First, let's start with the good (if you can really call it that) news: A trail of money that began with triple-digit loans to troubled New Yo...

Meme With Wings: Are Western Anti-Fracking Activists Funded by Putin's Russia?

Steve Horn | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With loud megaphones and ongoing geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Russia with no end in sight, one can rest assured Rasmussen will not be the last one to repeat this meme, just as he was not the first.

Occupy Founders Launch the After Party in Detroit

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Originally Posted at PopularResistance.org Some of the founding members of the occupy movement are launching a new political party -- THE AFTER Pa...

What Happens After Easter: Living the Life of Hope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Long after the colored eggs are eaten, and the Easter bonnets stored away, the message remains that, as followers of Jesus, we are freed to work for liberation and freedom, do justice and seek peace and wholeness in his name.

Scales of Justice

Mr. Fish | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Mr. Fish

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Lent: Falling in Love With the Ordinary Is Subversive

Jeremy John | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
Jeremy John

Lent is an extraordinary time to establish our joys in the everyday. We give those things up so we can focus on the ordinary and make our lives more consistent with our Gospel call to love ourselves and what we do. Falling in love with the ordinary is subversive.

'We Are Not Afraid': The Holy Spirit and the Life of Pete Seeger

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Pete Seeger, 94, folk singer and peace and justice advocate has died, but the spirit of what his life and his music meant lives on. Americans have been less afraid of each other, and of speaking the truth to power, because he lived and sang and marched.

Big Hopes for the Student Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement in 2014

Joe Solomon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Joe Solomon

Young college students today have far more power than you realize. You are the first generation that isn't just fighting for your grandkids, or for your children per say -- but for your own future.

Walmart Sells 'Occupy Wall Street' Posters Online

Grant Stern | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Grant Stern

In an ironic turn, Walmart.com -- the online wing of America's largest retailer -- decided that questioning corporate values sells.

Occupy's Rolling Jubilee Keeps Rolling -- and the Band Plays On

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt" (SD) working group and its "Rolling Jubilee" (RJ) operation is partying like the music will never end. And, if the...