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Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope (tags)

The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: "The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster." The Good News is that the time of no alternatives is over. The Bad News is that the wrong alternatives and discussed.

Please Disrupt Capitalism! and The Return of Hope (tags)

The old quotation from Gramsci describes our plight: "The old dies and the new cannot come into the world. It is the time of the monster." The Good News is that the time of no alternatives is over. The Bad News is that the wrong alternatives are discussed.

Independent Media Crackdown and Global Social Movements (tags)

Current efforts by social media companies and Atlanticist think tanks to remove various alternative media pages are part of a coordinated corporate attempt to disrupt and destroy a "global intifada" of social movements, according to documents and data examined by this writer

Socialism in American English (tags)

The attacks of Republicans on the welfare system are driving the US population to the left. Proposals for a universal health care enjoy the support of around 70% of US citizens. Teacher strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Colorado demand a political change.

Trumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices (tags)

Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The state should serve the public interest and reduce poverty. Trumponomics is a disaster. The poor, seniors, children and students are under a vicious attack.

The Trump Election (tags)

The democracy crisis, the neoliberalism crisis and the crisis in the Democratic Party led to the Trump victory. Capitalism is largely deregulated with a comparatively meager public sector except for the defense industry.. The legitimation crisis of neoliberalism helps the emancipatory left.

Ed Lee, Occupy SF and the Triumph of the Frisco 5 (tags)

Ed Lee as mayor of San Francisco quickly changed from a progressive to an agent of repression

How the World Heads for the Next Crash (tags)

Governments secure the money of the rich. State debts have grown in nearly all countries of the world since 2010. Ten years after the outbreak of the financial crisis, the economy is again in a standstill or mired in crisis. Trump wants to cancel the recent bank regulations and cut corp taxes.

IG Leaflet: LET THEM IN! (tags)

No Ban, No Wall – Full Citizenship Rights for All! Smash Racist Ban on Muslims, Refugees

Capitalism is the Problem (tags)

Prosperity in large part is based on the ecological and social exploitation of poor countries in Africa and Asia. Today 20% of humanity consume 80% of global resources. The poor are played off against each other while the richest hide billions in tax havens.

Journalists Arrested in Ferguson for Doing Their Job (tags)

police state

Cleveland Police Attack Black Activists (tags)

police state

White Supremacists tied to human trafficking and a series of unsolved murders (tags)

This is an long but worthwhile article that specifies the link between white supremacist hate groups in the United States, human trafficking and a series of unsolved murders. I hope someone uses this information usefully. I hope this shuts these morons up for good. We all deserve to live in peace without any white supremacists causing any more problems for anyone.

Putting Charleston Killings in Context (tags)

violence

Thousands in Britain Rally Against Austerity (tags)

Britain

Political Disobedience (tags)

"Crisis children" can't find a job despite study, four foreign languages and four hundred applications. They earn one-thousandth what a top manager rakes in. Youth unemployment has reached unbearable levels in Greece and Spain.

Families Protest Abusive Foreclosure Practices of Wells Fargo Bank (tags)

Families feeling the abusive foreclosure practices of Wells Fargo occupied bank branches in both Whittier and Studio City on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Members of Occupy Fights Foreclosures (OFF) and the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) asked local branch managers to forward letters describing violations of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights to Wells Fargo headquarters.

Socialist Animalism (tags)

Free collection of articles.

The CIA-Controlled Neocon Washington Post (tags)

WaPo

Chris Dixon on Indymedia On Air (tags)

Chris Dixon author of Another Politics, interviewed on Indymedia on Air on KPFK.

Stanley L. Cohen: Guilty of Doing His Job Honorably (tags)

police state

Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm (Again) (tags)

The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.

Fascist Police Attack Anti-Maidan Protesters (tags)

Ukraine

New York Times: Supporting US Imperial Lawlessness (tags)

NYT

Western Manipulated Violence in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Obama's Fake Economic Recovery (tags)

class war

The Battle for Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

War on Terror Advocate to Head Homeland Security (tags)

police state

Washington Brinksmanship Masks Class War (tags)

class war

People Power Alone Can Save Us! (tags)

police stat

FBI Lawless Unaccountability (tags)

FBI

Does Occupy Wall Street have a future? (tags)

Violent repression of Occupy soon after its exhilarating birth is a significant factor in its dwindling, but its structure and refusal to articulate demands should also be examined.

Whither Occupy Wall Street? (tags)

class war

Hierarchy, Censorship and Militarism in Occupy Wall Street Chat Room Portals (tags)

Occupy World News Network violates the principles of egalitarianism, free speech and non-violence.

America: Super-Bully Nation (tags)

America

Napolitano to Head University of California (tags)

education

Power concedes nothing without a demand (tags)

“The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” — Steven Biko

Police State America in Good Hands with James Comey (tags)

police state

LA Election Results Commentary (tags)

nobody says nothing

CANNIBAL COP Closing Arguments Set for Today (tags)

With the way this case is being handled (more on that later), psychotic NYPD almost-sergeant Gilberto Valle may go free even though he faces life in prison. If this happens, will all inmates worldwide doing time for “conspiracy” automatically become political prisoners? This story seems very under-reported, at least on antenna TV. It has also been a remarkably “speedy trial,” taking place 3 months after the arrest, in federal court. Please comment below if this is the first time you’re hearing of this “terror-lovin’ terrorist.”

U.S. Cannot Tell Iran to Abandon its Nuclear Program (tags)

Interview conducted by Iranian journalist Kourosh Ziabari with Mark Vorpahl

Congress Extends Warrantless Spying (tags)

police state

OWS Activists Called Domestic Terrorists (tags)

police state

Economists Argue over Distribution Question (tags)

More and more economists take distribution questions seriously. When inequality becomes too great in a national economy, the economy becomes unstable. Private indebtedness and income inequality massively increased in the US Financial markets uncoupled from real economy

Rebel or Perish (tags)

elections

America's Deplorable Human Rights Record (tags)

police state

Obama vs. Romney (tags)

The strength of the democrats is the folly and mean-spiritedness of republicans. Programs to support the economy were rejected every time with the sole goal of bad economic data. Romney/Ryan rely on the short memory of voters who blame only Obama for the faltering economy Obstructionism should be the issue.

Why Chavez Won BIG! A Comparison Between the Presidential Elections in the U.S. and Venezu (tags)

U.S. workers and those who are unemployed are frequently told that the current presidential elections are among the most important in this country’s history. With continuing high unemployment and underemployment, declining wages, and looming massive cuts to social programs that help workers, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, we are at a grave point regarding the direction of this country. However, the policies of both presidential candidates and their parties have perpetuated the devastating effects of the Great Recession for workers. Wall Street, the banks, the corporations, and the wealthy have been the beneficiaries of these policies while the only thing workers have received has been more sacrifices.

Agitate for Change (tags)

agitate

Unconditional Surrender in Chicago (tags)

education

September Surprise in Chicago (tags)

education

Fed Panic (tags)

class war

Silencing Dissent in America (tags)

police state

Austerity Hastens Economic Decline (tags)

class war

Anaheim PD Chief Hints ‘Outside Agitators’ and ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Caused 'Civil Unrest' (tags)

Anaheim City Officials, including Police Chief John Welters, are resorting to the convenient scapegoat of blaming “outside agitators” for the “civil unrest” that took place on the streets outside City Hall last Tuesday night.

Attacks on critical thinking vs. cheers for scapegoating (tags)

The different responses between Occupy and the “Tea Party” lie in their messages.

BTL:Federal Reserve Report Reveals Americans’ Dramatic Loss of Wealth Resulting from Finan (tags)

Interview with William K. Black, associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo., conducted by Scott Harris

Risking Global War (tags)

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Will Johnson: Occupy Activist Says Movement's Alive & Well (tags)

According to Occupy San Diego activist Will Johnson, the movement is alive and well. It may no longer be running law-defying occupations in prominent public places, but it's still working out ways to challenge the vast and increasing inequality in the distribution of wealth and income in the U.S.

What We Want Them to Say, What They Want Them to Do (tags)

Money is a strong pull, there can be no denying that. There are few people that can resist its lure. I don't refer to money to purchase the basic necessities; there is almost no other way to get those in the world we live. I mean beyond that – after people have the necessities taken care of. The draw of a little more comfort, convenience or even luxury that only money can provide causes people to move towards the cash before they even know they've taken the steps. It's part of being human.

Occupy Wall Street's Act II (tags)

class war

New York Times Publishes Hate Ad (tags)

media

Occupy LA Response to Divisive CNN Article (tags)

CNN wrote an article saying there were splits between Occupy and the immigrants rights movement. This is untrue.

May Day NYC on WBAI (tags)

LA, let's bring up our media game!

Attn: OWS,Tea Party,Arab Spring Protestors World-wide (tags)

The absolute truth

Hollywood Opportunists try to CoOpt Occupy (tags)

Hollywood wannabes are stealing images, stealing language, and using it for their own benefit.

May 1 General Strike 'four winds' meetings (tags)

Five important meetings tonight in east, south and west LA, the San Fernando Valley, and downtown about making plans for the May 1 General Strike four winds caravans and convergence.

A letter to Katha Pollitt of The Nation Magazine (tags)

A letter to Katha Pollitt of The Nation Magazine

Indybay Journalists Charged with Felony: Conspiracy to Make Media (tags)

SANTA CRUZ, CA — District Attorney Bob Lee has embarked on a full frontal assault against independent media in Santa Cruz by including four regular contributors to the independent news website Indybay.org amongst the eleven people charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after the occupation of a vacant bank building on November 30th, 2011. District Attorney Lee apparently believes it is his duty to dictate how events such as the occupation of the vacant bank at 75 River Street should be reported on by the media, and if he does not approve of the coverage, then journalists risk the DA bringing charges against them.

America and Israel: Modern Day Spartas (tags)

anti-war

Message 4 Actress Rooney Mara (tags)

Thanks for the inspiration...we needed it at Occupy D.C.!

Economic Dictatorship (tags)

In the crisis, there was a paradigm based on the belief in unlimited economic growth on a planet with infinite resources. This paradigm identifies happiness with wealth, well-being with accumulation of material goods and progress with consumerism.

What is the Origin of Wealth? (tags)

"Europe faces the choice of falling apart in the crisis or taking steps to another economic model," 50 scholars from the advisory board of Attac Germany declared. They make the connection between the chaos of the financial markets and the scandalous distribution of wealth

Targeting Free Expression (tags)

tyranny

Where's OUR Religious Liberty? (tags)

The recent controversy over whether institutions owned by the Roman Catholic Church should be required to include birth control coverage in the health insurance they offer employees, the attempt in Virginia to require women seeking abortions to submit to medical rape, and the radical Right's reaction to the 9th Circuit appeals court ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional raises the question: why does it seem as if only bigoted Right-wing churches have "religious liberty" in this country? Why are America's officially tolerated spiritual belief systems seemingly limited to those of the Roman Catholics, Mormons and Southern Baptist Convention?

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Alternative Movie Review (tags)

Predictable lamestream media reviewers had little to say about how The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is rife with current political, sociological, technological and religious implications. The movie is about a 24-year-old, gothic-punk-looking, cyberspace hacker, with an issue with men who have histories or sexual or violent predation. She is on a mission to right the world of a few rapists and killers. This is not a standard movie review. Plenty reviews already exist on the Internet for you to get the gist of the story and its characters. This critique is strictly in regards to the movie and is more about interesting political and social commentary in relation to the movie and some of its reviews.

Targeting AIPAC (tags)

Israel

The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues off Death Row --Supporters Demand Transfer (tags)

After being transferred from death row in December, Mumia was put in ‘the hole’ at SCI Mahanoy’s ‘Restrictive Housing Unit,’ where the conditions are actually more restrictive than when he was on death row. Supporters, including the National Lawyers Guild (for whom Mumia serves as Vice President) who has set up an online petition, are calling for his immediate transfer to general population, so that among other things, he will be able to touch his family for this first time in about 30 years.

OWS Changed Nothing! (tags)

Get a grip. Americans haven't changed their conversation around the stripping away of the working people's ladder out of poverty in decades.

Time to Decide (tags)

"Nature and people are `fictional commodities. When they submit completely to market mechanisms and when markets are not regulated, this leads to people dying who don't find buyers for their labor power..."

∞ΤΗΞ βÏG ρî¢τürë (tags)

I’ve been a huge fan of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement since it began on September 17th, but actually what I really think I’m the fan of >> is fact that people are finally starting to wake up and see that this country has MAJOR FLAWS! This is something I thought would NEVER happen - let alone in my lifetime. BUT..........

Rising Economic Inequality Provokes Search for Practical, Democratic Alternatives (tags)

Interview with Gar Alperovitz, Lionel R. Bauman professor of political economy at the University of Maryland , conducted by Scott Harris

Money Power Runs America (tags)

class war

Occupy the Rose Parade (tags)

PASADENA (CA) - Occupy joined this year's New Year celebrations by marching at the end of the Rose Parade. As Rose Parade spectators dispersed, the Occupy movement held a rally outside Pasadena City Hall with speakers.

Time Protestor Person of the Year (tags)

Even if editorial staff at Time magazine dubbed “the Protestor” as this year’s “Person-of-the-Year” doesn’t necessarily mean people at the Time, or it’s backstage managers, has garnered much appreciation or respect for “personhood” of the average outspoken dissenter. Likely they surveyed the landscape and realized the inevitable conclusion—2011 has had a lot of ubiquitous protestation around the world. So then an inevitable conclusion became refreshingly obvious—popular dissent is here all over as many status quos are being challenged.

Occupy War - Stay After the Rose Parade to Hear Cindy Sheehan Speak (tags)

Looking forward to Monday's occupy event at the Rose Parade, focusing on Cindy Sheehan's speech. Argues the wars should be a top priority of the Occupy movement. Provides information about participating in the Occupy LA contingent for the parade.

Longshore Workers, Truckers: Shut the Ports, Coast to Coast! (tags)

Following the nationally-coordinated police evictions last month of Occupy Wall Street and encampments across the country, on December 12 the Occupiers struck back. Ports up and down the West Coast were blockaded, from Seattle to San Diego. Despite a barrage of hostile propaganda in the media, opposition from union bureaucrats and heavy police repression in some places, overall the blockade was successful -- this time. The blockade was called in solidarity with longshore workers fighting a union-busting assault in Longview, Washington and port truckers seeking union recognition in the ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This support should have been greeted. But now the class war on the West Coast docks is coming to a head, and it can't be waged from the outside. Bay Area labor has called for a caravan to Longview. The goal should be a real occupation of the terminal by the workers to prevent the loading of the scab cargo. Longshore militants have called on the longshore unions to shut down every port on the West Coast, and the East and Gulf Coasts, to smash EGT's union-busting. Can it be done? Yes, but only though sharp struggle against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy.

BTL: West Coast Port Shutdown Tests Occupy Wall Street-Union Relations (tags)

Interview with Ian Finkenbinder, activist with the Occupy Wall Street movement in Seattle, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Occupy the Ports - A Day without Goldman Sachs (tags)

December 12, 2011
LONG BEACH, California - Heeding the call of Occupy Oakland, who called for a shutdown of west coast ports in response to the brutal eviction of occupy encampments nationwide, and in solidarity with expolited port workers and truckers, about 500 militant occupiers and their friends shut down Terminal J of the Port of Long Beach, the home of SSA Marine, an investment of the criminal enterprise Goldman Sachs and the main stakeholder of the US government.

Occupy the Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

Want to legalize drugs? Vote for Ron Paul!!! (tags)

If you want to end America's insane, unconstitutional war on drugs, Ron Paul is the man to vote for! Same goes for ending the the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and bringing home all the American troops stationed in 100+ countries around the world!

Obama's `Free Trade' Follies (tags)

The three pending "free trade" agreements portend more unemployment and corporate enrichment. Countries like Argentina have broken with the Washington Consensus (deregulation, privatization and liberalized markets). Argentina is free from the bondage of structural adjustment.

MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THIS COURT IN THEE (tags)

WE ALL KNOW, these demons represent less than one tenth of one percent as hijackers of good will, who only survive in our living spaces through censorship on the banksters and war criminals suckering American teens for death in stolen profit.

Learning from Roosevelt (tags)

Harry Hopkins, head of WPA under Roosevelt, created 4 million jobs in 2 months. How many jobs in health care, education, bridge repair, community centers and journalism could be created today? Solutions are not lacking, only political will. Viva sharing and redistribution!

Fascism in America (tags)

fascism

Occupy The Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

BTL:National Lawyers Guild Seeks Files on Federal Role in Police Suppression of Occupy Wal (tags)

Interview with Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Scott Harris

Coalition of the disaffected (tags)

Occupy Wall Street represents our social nature ("We are bound to one another like the waves of the sea" Norbert Elias). Occupy represents an alternative to unbridled competitiveness and commodification (You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but .

America Lurches Toward Full-Blown Tryanny (tags)

tyranny

Occupation, Liberation, and Overcoming Contradictions Among the 99% (tags)

Which way forward for the Occupy movement and ideas on how to get there by embracing decolonization.

NEWS ADVISORY: Green Party presidential candidate forum, Saturday, December 3rd, LA (tags)

Proof that Money is Slavery by Proxy Causes Panic Among US National and Civic Leaders (tags)

The desperation displayed by the recent illegal collusion against Occupy Wall Street by many big-city Mayors proves that US leaders are now in abject panic mode, because a growing number of people finally grasp that Money is Slavery by Proxy.

The Great Refusal and The 99 Percent (tags)

The Great Unraveling provokes the Great Refusal (Paul Krugman). The mainstream media pursue their own political goals and only publish what pleases the advertisers. We need information, not indoctrination. Occupy could change the whole culture with a new media emerging.

BTL:What's Next for Occupy Wall Street after New York Police Department Raid? (tags)

Interview with Mark Bray and Senia Barragan, Occupy Wall Street media team, conducted by Scott Harris

More Police abuse of media covering OWS in three states (tags)

three links on stories regarding OWS related police interference with journalists

The Way She Sees It: Jamala Rogers in San Diego (tags)

Jamala Rogers, columnist for the African-American weekly St. Louis American since 1994 and co-chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote her book, "The Best of 'The Way I See It,'" a compilation of her columns. Among them are a ringing defense of Queer rights and a series denouncing the government response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath as anti-Black genocide.

OWS: Too Big to Fail (tags)

class war

America's Media War on OWS (tags)

OWS

Occupy Police arrests of media (tags)

Here is a starter for collecting stories on media arresting journalists. Please add more related pieces via comments.

Obama Defends US Slaughter of Vietnamese & Korean People (tags)

Democrat Obama's exact words in support of the slaughter of the Vietnamese & Korean people were: "From the bombing of Darwin to the liberation of Pacific islands, from the rice paddies of Southeast Asia to a cold Korean peninsula, generations of Americans have served here, and died here. So democracies could take root. So economic miracles could lift hundreds of millions to prosperity."

Criminalizing OWS Protesters (tags)

class war

Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on Peaceable Assembly (tags)

Time, Place and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Right to Peaceable Assembly (protest)

BTL:Police Suppression of Occupy Wall Street Movement Forces Activists to Adopt New Tactic (tags)

Interview with Arun Gupta, a founding editor of New York City’s Indypendent Newspaper, The Occupied Wall Street Journal and The Occupied USA Today, conducted by Scott Harris

Debts? Whose Debts? and Keith Olbermann (tags)

Truth is inwardness and must well up in everyone. Life is full of supernova explosions, a universe of possibilities where stars remain invisible until they find their partner star. "We keep the madness going that we call the economy when we do nothing against business as usual."

Occupy The Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

Alternative Currency: Let The Era Of Global Prosperity Commence (tags)

Designed on the principle of 'Free Currencies – Free Markets – Free People – Free Planet', on 13 November 2011, the long-awaited Crom Alternative Currency System has finally been opened – in many ways a unique combination of a social network and payment system.

Nico D'Amico-Barbour: Canvass for a Cause Organizer on Marriage Equality, Occupation-print (tags)

Nico D'Amico Barbour, regional director of Canvass for a Cause -- an organization founded in San Diego two years ago to advocate for marriage equality which has since expanded to Los Angeles -- shows an entrepreneurial spirit and an almost born-again commitment to activism that's more commonly associated with the Right than the Left these days.

Police Attacks on Occupy Wall St. Camps Encourage Violence By Stifling Free Speech (tags)

The recent police attacks on Occupy Wall Street camps throughout the nation show that the authoritarian system is getting scared and engaging in counterproductive strategy by forcing peaceful protesters underground. By removing the rights to free speech, this encourages violence and sabotage as the only free speech public platform is now being denied by an authoritarian regime that fears the truth more than anything.

BTL:Ralph Nader on the Threat Posed by Occupy Wall Street to U.S. Political and Economic S (tags)

Interview with Ralph Nader, three-time presidential candidate, renowned consumer advocate, conducted by Scott Harris

For a Human Revolution - MDS Statement on the Occupy Movement (tags)

Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) issues statement of solidarity. Suggests demands that draw on the past, while looking to the future.

Attacks and Infiltration against the Occupation Movements (tags)

Occupiers are doing a great service to American but they need to look at within their midst for police provocateurs and criminals taking advantage

Oakland General Strike a Success, but Cops Seriously Injure another Vet (tags)

With over 50,000 people protesting in the street in three major protests through the course of the day, massive labor participation, and a shut down of the Port of Oakland, there is no question that the general strike was a success. Yet the corporate media is now blowing up the importance of a few acts of vandalism by protesters and agent provocateurs.

BTL:Occupy Wall Street Movement Employs New Tactics to Confront Increased Police Violence (tags)

Interview with Arun Gupta, a founding editor of New York City's Indypendent newspaper, conducted by Scott Harris

Hope after Citizens United: Russ Feingold speaking in Eugene on Monday Nov 7 (tags)

Corporations, legal fictions, run your lives and your government thanks to the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision. With Reagan, taxation shifted from corporate to individual. Russ Feingold will be speaking at EMU in Eugene at 4 PM on Nov7

Obama's Legacy of Shame (tags)

class war

Presidential Candidate Alexander Wants Unemployment Benefits Extended Indefinitely (tags)

If elected president in 2012, Alexander says his administration will support the provisions of a livable guaranteed annual income. A Guaranteed Livable Income would be an unconditional and universal income administered by the federal government and granted to individuals to ensure that no person’s income falls below what is necessary for health, life and dignity.

BTL:Veteran Civil Rights and Anti-War Organizer Tom Hayden Assesses the Power of the Occup (tags)

Interview with Tom Hayden, former California legislator, activist and founder of Students for a Democratic Society, conducted by Scott Harris

Democracy Now! Co-Host Gonzalez Speaks in San Diego (tags)

"Democracy Now!" co-host Juan Gonzalez spoke in San Diego October 24 as part of a whirlwind tour in support of his new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." He made two main points in his talk: that there are three "strains" of American media — the corporate mainstream, the white alternative or "rebel" press, and media owned and controlled by people of color; and that since the 1840's the U.S. government has regulated every technological change in the media in a way that favors the interests of giant corporations over ordinary people.

Occupy Reality: It’s The Corruption Stupid (tags)

This level of community angst (there were a lot of people marching and a lot of occupied cities) is not so much about capitalism as a form of economic viability as it is about how criminality infiltrates capitalistic tendencies. There is probably “no” country more corrupt that our current empire here in the United States. That is the main issue. Not just corporate greed but its caustic effects in bribing Congress, the news media, the Executive branch of government, and the alienation of the majority of other countries against our lies, deceit, our government corrupting other peoples, the wars, and the torture, etc.

Bank Transfer Day, November 5th – Prepare Now to Move Your Money (tags)

When you keep your money in a local financial institution, that money in turn is reinvested in local businesses, which is important for building a stable economy and encouraging local growth. Put your money in the big Wall Street banks however, and they will use your deposits to make risky investments, gambling at the expense of the economy as a whole.

Beyond the Occupation (tags)

Occupy Wall Street and its sister movements, including Occupy San Diego, have dramatically changed the terms of political and economic debate in the U.S. Before they arose, it looked like the only choices the American people would be given to understand the disaster that has befallen them in this nation's economic collapse was the mild pro-corporatism of the Democratic Party and the ardent, Ayn Randian pro-corporatism of the Republicans and the Tea Party. What's more, so far the Occupy protesters have shown an ability to learn from the Left's past mistakes, pattern their movement after the American Revolution (as the Tea Party did) and junk the hideously unworkable process of consensus decision-making.

BTL:North Dakota's State-Owned Bank a Viable Alternative Model to For-profit Banking Syste (tags)

Interview with Ellen Brown, president of the Public Banking Institute, conducted by Scott Harris

Report: The Indigenous Committee at Occupy LA (tags)

Indigenous people around the country are making their voices heard at occupations. Here in LA (occupied Yangna), the Indigenous Committee has been imparting many of these views in a local context.

U.S. Election 2012- Stewart Alexander: Occupy Wall Street Could Extend Past 2015 (tags)

To clearly define the needs of working people and to establish a new social and economic order, Stewart Alexander says he would commission an Occupy Wall Street Council. The OWS Council would be comprised of thousands of working people from local communities, states and throughout the nation. Alexander emphasized his choice to head this national council would be peace activist Cindy Sheehan. Alexander says, ?It is my hope that the Occupy Wall Street movement and the OWS Council will help establish true democracy in America.?

Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander Says Occupy Wall Street Could Extend Past 2015 (tags)

To clearly define the needs of working people and to establish a new social and economic order, Stewart Alexander says he would commission an Occupy Wall Street Council. The OWS Council would be comprised of thousands of working people from local communities, states and throughout the nation. Alexander emphasized his choice to head this national council would be peace activist Cindy Sheehan. Alexander says, ?It is my hope that the Occupy Wall Street movement and the OWS Council will help establish true democracy in America.?

BTL:As Occupy Wall Street Movement Gains Power, Activists Determined Not to Be Co-Opted by (tags)

Interview with Jeff Smith, Occupy Wall Street activist, conducted by Scott Harris

MDS STATEMENT on "Stop The Machine, Create a New World" (October2011) (tags)

Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) reports on the October2011 organizing effort. Calls for dialogue in the face of abuses.

The 99 Percent Solution (tags)

Interviews and a recap of events from Occupy Long Beach in Lincoln Park

Socialist Party Taps Stewart Alexander for President (tags)

Alexander, who prides himself on his working-class background, maintains that the Socialist Party historically has been ?the true representative of the Left,? a point he hopes to drive home not only to disillusioned progressives, but to millions of working-class and poor Americans who have been mercilessly pummeled during the current economic crisis ? a near-catastrophic downturn caused almost entirely by the recklessness and avarice of those on Wall Street and their overt enablers in the nation?s capital, Democrats and Republicans alike.

Occupy San Diego Draws Thousands Downtown Oct. 15 (tags)

Despite attacks by police wielding pepper spray and Mace, confiscation of their possession and a series of threats to evict them forcibly from the Civic Center Plaza, over 1,000 members and supporters of Occupy San Diego reclaimed their downtown space October 15. The day was busy, including three marches and two rallies as well as Occupy San Diego's usual open discussion about its goals.

Six Proposals for Helping the 99% (tags)

Solidarity, social justice and sharing open doors while tax cuts for the super-rich only lead to exploding inequality. double standards and cynicism. Access could replace excess. The empire could be superseded by the republic.

BTL:Voices of the 99 Percent (tags)

Interview with protesters at a joint Occupy Wall Street/labor union rally in New York City, Oct. 5, 2011, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Occupy Riverside You Need the Integrated Participation of Womyn of Color! (tags)

Reposted from facebook

The Shortwave Report 10/14 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- HIGHEST QUALITY BROADCAST, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China Radio International, NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.

Occupy WS/LA On KPFK (tags)

How to find coverage on KPFK

BTL:Occupy Wall Street Movement Expands to Dozens of Cities, Towns (tags)

Interview with Medea Benjamin, Code Pink and Global Exchange co-founder, conducted by Scott Harris

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge with Occupy Wall Street (tags)

An Orange County native visits NYC for the first time and walks with Occupy Wall Street protesters across Brooklyn Bridge, where over 700 arrests took place.

Social Justice Occupations Head Everywhere (tags)

social justice

Dominant Finance Capital Institutions (tags)

money power

Occupy Wall Street-The Blog (tags)

The American people are being raped and abused by the Bank of America and other bailout recipients!

OCCUPY Protesters Unfocused? My Ass! (tags)

The OCCUPY protesters are expressing an emotional response, an appropriate emotional response. Their detractors who would paint them as bongo playing, naked hippies don't have much political memory.

Some further thoughts on the OWS movement (tags)

I have been following the Occupy Wall Street developments with interest because ultimately I consider the only reasonable way entrenched elites become unseated is if there is mass action by citizens. I do not think military coups are a very sound way to lay the groundwork for grassroots

Smiley and West Buoy the 99 % at Occupy LA Rally (tags)

Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley address the folks at Occupy LA.

Presidential Candidate Stewart Alexander says Occupy Wall Street is a workers revolution (tags)

As a 2012 presidential candidate, Stewart Alexander says it is time for revolutionary change; ?the Occupy Wall Street protesters are demanding nothing less.? Alexander, along with the Socialist Party USA, the Peace and Freedom Party and millions of socialists nationwide, are calling for a radical transformation of society from capitalism to socialism; their demands are a challenge to the basic assumption of a capitalist market economy.

10,000 marched yesterday (Thu.) for "Occupy Portland"! (tags)

Thursday, in peaceful solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, the occupation of Portland, Oregon, began. According to reports, approximately 10,000 peaceful Oregonians marched from Tom McCall Waterfront Park to Pioneer Courthouse Square Thursday afternoon.

Wall Street Runs America (tags)

Wall Street

New York Times Bashes Outspoken World Leaders (tags)

media

Occupy Wall Street: Protesters arrested 900--Bankers 0. We are the 1% (tags)

The Labor hierarchy is concerned about the influence the Occupy movement might have on the Unions' rank and file and will enter the Occupy movement in order to temper it, derail it and send it in to the Democratic Party as they did with the Madison events. The Occupy movement should beware the hierarchy and Labor's "official" representatives and welcome the rank and file worker.

BTL:Occupy Wall Street Activists Inspire Non-Violent Resistance Across the U.S. (tags)

Interview with Joe Hill, 'Joe Hill': Occupy Wall Street organizer, conducted by Scott Harris

Occupy L.A.. - New LEGAL INFO - includes Passing Out Flyers (tags)

Occupy L.A. - New LEGAL INFO - includes the Los Angeles laws on Passing Out Flyers/ Hand-bills. Links to Noise Ordinance. Blog link goes to article, has link to How to Donate.

New York Times: Distorting and Suppressing Truth for Power (tags)

media

Occupy Riverside October 3, 2011 (tags)

RIVERSIDE (California) - The revolution, having recently broken out in New York, has now begun to spread to other cities. Inspired by our newly-free sisters and brothers in nearby Los Angeles, who recently liberated areas surrounding corruption-filled City Hall, citizens of Riverside met tonight for a general assembly to plan to emancipate areas of their city through occupation and take further action against the 1% of humanity that perpetrates inequality and disgrace.

Occupy L.A.- UPDATED LEGAL INFO (tags)

OCCUPY L.A. UPDATED LEGAL INFO. If you are coming to Occupy LA for a few hours, a few days, or the duration, know these things first. Please also see the other post about Donating to Occupy LA.

Philippine Airline workers intensify protest actions (tags)

The Philippine Airlines Employees? Association (PALEA) today asserted that Philippine Airlines (PAL) President Jaime Bautista?s announcement that they no longer acknowledge Gerry Rivera and Bong Palad as union officers exposes union busting as the real aim of outsourcing. ?Truly a fish is caught by its mouth. Actually PAL is not just recognizing me and Palad as union officers but 62% of PALEA?s leadership and 70% of its membership who have been illegally lockout and terminated. Outsourcing thus is tantamount to union busting,? stated Gerry Rivera, PALEA president and vice chair of Partido ng Manggagawa (PM - Labor Party).

DAY 2, Occupy Wall St LA (tags)

Day 2, Sunday October 2, 2011, Occupy Wall Street Los Angeles In response to the on going Occupy Wall Street, activists organized for a solidarity encampment at LA City Hall.

Day 1 Wall St LA Photos set 2 (tags)

Occupy Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 In response to the on going Occupy Wall Street, activists organized for a solidarity encampment at LA City Hall, Saturday, October 1st

Congressional Anti-Internet Freedom Bills (tags)

Internet

PHOTOS: OCCUPY LA (tags)

Occupy Los Angeles, October 1, 2011 / Occupy Wall Street In response to the on going Occupy Wall Street activists organized for a solidarity encampment at LA City Hall, Saturday, October 1st

Occupy LA, Day 1 (tags)

October 1, 2011 Three to Five thousand people gathered in Pershing Square in Downtown LA, at 10 am to march to City Hall. The purpose, to occupy City Hall in Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street Movement that is in its twelfth day in New York City.

Rage Against Wall Street Crooks (tags)

Wall Street

Putin Bashing (tags)

Media

Democracy Now!: Occupy Wall Street Protest Enters Second Week; 80 Arrested (tags)

Democracy Now! reports from ?Liberty Plaza? on the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest, including their attempt to build up their own media. At the end of the segment, Amy Goodman references "Occupy Los Angeles".

Occupation Date Set for October 1 (tags)

This is an excerpt from the linked article at LA Activist.

Live Video Feed from Occupy Wall Street! (tags)

Watch the Occupy Wall Street protests live!

Violent Arrests in NYC at Occupy Wallstreet (tags)

The excuse for the arrests was a claim that a tarp protecting electronic equipment was somehow a tent, and the ensuing attack left one person in critical condition with an asthma attack.

Rage Against the System (tags)

American inhumanity

New York Fun Exchange (tags)

In July 2011, Adbusters put out a call to redeemers, rebels and revolutionaries to occupy Wall Street on Saturday, September 17, 2011. States bail out banks and banks lend money back to states. Speculators could become servants. States must abandon trickle down mythology.

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