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The 99 Percent

Is Trump A Populist Or A Plutocrat?

William S. Becker | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
William S. Becker

Plutocracy: A country or society governed by the wealthy. Populism: A political style of action that mobilizes a large alienated element of populatio...

Hillary Clinton's Vow to the 99%: "Our Economy Should Work for Everyone, Not Just Those at the Top"

Carla Seaquist | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

"Remember the 99%!" That could be Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's banner in the final stretch of this wretched "presidential" campaign. Insul...

Globalization for the 99%

The Alternative Banking Group of OWS | Posted 05.03.2017 | World
The Alternative Banking Group of OWS

As the hard fight over the Trans Pacific Partnership ("TPP") proceeds, it is important not to confuse the foulness of the TPP's proposed rules with th...

The Supreme Court, Affirmative Action, and 'The 99 Percent'

Michael Goldstein | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Goldstein

The April 22 Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan's affirmative-action ban starkly demonstrates the limits of what political leadership by the representatives of "The 1 Percent" can achieve in the realms of racial justice and the healing of the racial divide.

Bill de Blasio, the FDR of New York

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Don't get carried away analyzing the presence of Bill and Hillary Clinton at the de Blasio inauguration. Starting this week, it is de Blasio who is the big show, not the Clintons.

Where Are the Victims?

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Eileen Flanagan

As activists, we need to think seriously about what language we use to describe ourselves and other people who have experienced any form of violence, including the violence of having a home poisoned by a gas company or a son killed by indifference to worker safety.

Assessing the Occupation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

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.

Saving Capitalism From Its Greatest Danger -- The One Percent

Allan Brawley | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

There is nothing inherently wrong with making lots of money but the present abuses of the capitalist system need to be fixed. Among other things, the wealth that is being accumulated needs to be earned honestly.

Why Everyone in the 99% Should Be an Independent Voter

Bill Hillsman | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Bill Hillsman

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, why would anyone in the 99% continue to vote for Democrats and Republicans?

What Fantasy Life?

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

The cover story of Newsweek reads: "The Fantasy Life of Working Women, why surrender is a feminist dream." What fantasy life?

Retirees Occupy Century Aluminum

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

On Dec. 18, a dozen retirees, men and women in their 60s, 70s, even 80s, began occupying a median strip along Route 33 in front of the closed Century Aluminum smelter in Ravenswood, W.Va.

Does Diction Reflect Conviction?

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.30.2012 | Home
Michael Sigman

Occupy! was the 2011 Word of the Year according to the American Dialect Society. Did Americans sober up in 2011, or do we simply prefer to alternate between heaviosity and levity?

Sara Kenigsberg

Laid-Off D.C. Lobbyist Says The Occupy Movement Should Hire Him (VIDEO) | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of people from across the country convened on Capitol Hill Tuesday to participate in Occupy Congress, an offshoot of the Occupy...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Occupied: Hundreds Swarm Capitol Hill To Represent 99 Percent | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

A diverse crowd of hundreds from around the country descended on Capitol Hill Tuesday as the Occupy movement tried to get its point across to a Congre...

2012: Will the Left Support Obama?

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Whether or not you believe that on December 21st a cataclysmic event will occur, you can agree that on November 6th there will be a monumental presidential election to determine whether U.S. democracy survives.

Meatless Monday: A Frugal Feast For New Year's Day

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.24.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Kissing at midnight on New Year's Eve is great -- hell, kissing anytime is great -- but dishing up hopping john on New Year's Day is when the new year really begins for me.

Hey, GOP: Give the 99 Percent Some Lovin'

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

To serve the 1 percent, Republicans discarded all of their supposedly sacrosanct philosophy about taxes during last week's struggle over extending the temporary payroll tax cut.

The 1 Percent Indifferent to Their Indebtedness

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Americans don't like debt, including bills owed by their government. It weighs on them, even when it's to create jobs and speed recovery. That's why there was a deficit Super Committee. But for the majority of millionaires, incurring debt does not evoke anxiety.

The 99% Seek a Just Economy, Not Just an Economy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

It is another GOP ruse to firmly establish in America an economy designed for, dedicated to and directed by corporations rather than a just economy controlled by and beneficial to the 99 percent.

Occupy Wall Street's "Gullible" and "Unsophisticated" Protesters

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There's something inherently wrong with a political economy where those in power sell the people a bag of goods: Tax cuts for the rich and corporations; deregulation; "free trade" bills; wars and excessive military spending; slashing social programs.