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Will the Democrats Speak for the People?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Will the Democrats speak for the people? Will they fill Clint Eastwood's empty chair with human beings of passion and dedication? Or will they pursue a false "centrism," cheating the country of the debate it so desperately needs?

Heated Discussion After The Charlotte Labor Day Parade

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

A Ron Paul devotee, an Obama supporter, and an Anarchist have a debate. What starts off as a megaphone blast regarding the controversial National Def...

Jason Cherkis

Protesters March Through Charlotte Before Democratic Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- On Sunday afternoon, the Coalition to March on Wall Street South demonstrated amid Charlotte's mega-banks, chants bouncing off the ...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Takes On Wall Street Of The South As It Plays Host To DNC

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

Two years ago, Scottie Wingfield moved from Washington, D.C., to Charlotte, N.C., where her partner had been offered a teaching job. In D.C., Wingfiel...

Activists Fire Back At Banking Giant With 'Dirtiest' Protest

Creative Loafing Charlotte | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

They dumped enough coal on Bank of America's doorstep in Uptown to hold a summer cookout for the city, but protesters had other intentions....

Letter From Charlotte: How Bank of America Silenced a Whole Town

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

At the Bank of America shareholder meeting, bank executives continued to enjoy their full constitutional protections despite working for an institution with the worst rap sheet in town. The rest of us were guilty until proven innocent.

Zach Carter

Bank of America Protest Draws Preemptive Crackdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

The city of Charlotte, N.C., has announced broad restrictions on protests planned for a May 9 Bank of America shareholders meeting, citing safety conc...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Y'All Street: Occupy Charlotte Activist Gambles Everything On The Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

This is the fourth in a series of stories and short films on under-publicized Occupy sites. The first is here, the second is here, and the third is he...

Jason Cherkis

'Ground Zero' For Protests: Charlotte Officials Move To Ban Occupy For Democratic National Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When the Democratic National Committee picked Charlotte to host its September 2012 convention, city leaders saw it as a boost to th...