Tag Archives: Occupy Wall Street

The art of the heel


This week it’s the Democrats’ turn to make empty promises while they officially nominate a candidate almost as unpopular as Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton is a war hawk in the style of her friend Henry Kissinger; a shapeshifting phony on issues ranging from gay … Continue reading

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U.N. envoy: Do Occupy protesters have rights?


If we live in the land of the free and all that twaddle, then why do our cops treat protesters as if they’re terrorists rather than fellow citizens? Inquiring minds, including a prominent United Nations official, want to know: Frank … Continue reading

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Over there is where the Occupy camp used to be


Robert Scheer links the Occupy movement to the fight against the sort of corruption embodied by the SEC: … As Judge [Jed] Rakoff stated, the Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Citigroup with “a substantial securities fraud” in the sale … Continue reading

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‘Occupy’ news that’s not fit to print in NYT


If you haven’t seen Naomi’s Wolf’s analysis of the nationwide, federally supported crackdown against Occupy encampments, that’s because you don’t read Reader Supported News or foreign newspapers such as Guardian. No way the corporate media in America will investigate stories … Continue reading

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Hitler’s jealous fury at pepper-spray cop


I don’t know who’s responsible for the “Hitler reacts” pieces, but they’re brilliant. This might be the best yet:

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From dystopia to reality, via NYPD


At what point does the near-future depicted in a novel stop seeming dystopian and become more-or-less realistic? This is from Super Sad True Love Story, the bestseller by Gary Shteyngart, who read Wednesday at Rutgers-Camden: An armored personnel carrier bearing … Continue reading

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Occupy without encampments? I don’t think so.


I share Robert Reich’s opinion of the corporate kingpins who are working to drive a stake through the ailing heart of our democracy: A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to … Continue reading

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A glass-half-full take on OWS clearout


Tuesday was a career-defining day for Mike Bloomberg. First he ordered Zuccotti Park cleared by paramilitary cops who roughed up and/or arrested many protesters and a few reporters in the process. Then he ignored a court order to allow the … Continue reading

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Obama’s silence on OWS speaks volumes


Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, weighed in today on the OWS mess, lest we forget the abandonment of the poor and middle-class by Barack Obama, the anti-FDR: “One of the appalling things here is that there are so … Continue reading

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What did Bloomberg’s homies do? The shadow knows


Here’s New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a self-styled independent who has always been careful to suck up to the liberal establishment, reminding us he’s a blood brother of the vampires whose world-class scamming drained the life out of the housing … Continue reading

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