NATO Summit A Show Of Force By Paul Heise May 24, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — The NATO summit held in Chicago last weekend reflects everything that is wrong with our society. The NATO summit put on display how we can and do conjure up foreign and domestic threats to [...]
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Occupy Wall Street protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge on October 1, 2011. (Photo: JSsocal) The Occupy Movement and the Politics of Educated Hope Friday, 18 May 2012 14:46By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout | Op-Ed “To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair inevitable.” -Raymond Williams American society has lost its claim on democracy. One indication of [...]
The Tinder-Box Society Wednesday, 02 May 2012 09:46By Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog | Op-Ed Labor groups and others affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street moment march from Union Square to Wall Street in New York, May 1, 2012. Thousands of protesters gathered in New York on Tuesday as part of widespread protests coordinated by Occupy [...]
Noam Chomsky: What next for Occupy? The Occupy movement built a global sense of community and put unprecedented inequality on the agenda. In an exclusive extract, the eminent US thinker asks where it goes now
An Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/ Getty Images link http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/30/noam-chomsky-what-next-occupy This is the transcript of a discussion that took place earlier this year between Noam Chomsky and Occupy supporters Mikal Kamil and Ian Escuela for InterOccupy, an organisation that provides links between supporters of the Occupy movement around the world. Professor Chomsky, the Occupy movement is [...]
On OWS, Anarchism, Labor, Racism, Corporate Power and the Class War Talking With Chomsky by LAURA FLANDERS A CounterPunch Exclusive Noam Chomsky has not just been watching the Occupy movement. A veteran of the civil rights, anti-war, and anti-intervention movements of the 1960s through the 1980s, he’s given lectures [...]
European, US Austerity Drive is Suicidal: Nobel Economist Stiglitz ‘The Occupy movement has been very successful in bringing those ideas to the forefront of political discussion.’ – Common Dreams staff
Austerity is suicidal public policy warns US economist Joseph Stiglitz.Nobel Prize-winning U.S. economist Joseph Stiglitz speaking in Vienna, Austria Thursday night said that it’s a suicidal path for Europe — and that such a policy has never worked in any large country. European, US Austerity Drive is Suicidal: Nobel Economist Stiglitz ‘The Occupy movement has been very [...]
News From George Soros‘ Berlin Conference – Economists Discover Human Beings Could economists be leaving behind their mechanistic paradise for the messy, unpredictable human world? April 18, 2012 | Photo Credit: shutterstock LIKE THIS ARTICLE ? Join our mailing list: Sign up to stay up to date on the latest headlines via email. Economists are [...]
The Shock Doctrine Video An investigation of “disaster capitalism”, based on Naomi Klein’s proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.
The Shock Doctrine Video link to video http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31113.htm An investigation of “disaster capitalism“, based on Naomi Klein‘s proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance. Posted April 18, 2012 Related articles The Shock Doctrine 2009(leftygazette.wordpress.com) Naomi Klein: ‘If You Take Climate Change Seriously, You [...]
An article about giving up hope and action. The Green Movement’s regret and OWS’ red ink problem The problem with Occupy Wall Street is that their adversaries face no real possibility of defeat.
That both conservatives and reformists have faced defeat characterises Iran‘s domestic politics [AFP] Cambridge, United Kingdom - One way of assessing what the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement is capable of is to examine whether its adversaries have a chance of being defeated. OWS has generated a great deal of debate since its inception as a [...]
‘Race war’: A trick of political rhetoric To take white supremacy out of racism is to willfully ignore that reality, writes John Stoehr.
Trayvon Martin’s family has appealed to public opinion for justice [EPA] New Haven, CT - Last weekend, two white men went on a shooting rampage in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing three African Americans and wounding two others. One of the men, Jake England, has suggested the slaughter was meant toavenge the death of his father at the [...]
(Image: Melville House Books)The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran’s Future edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel (Brooklyn, New York: Melville House), 2010; $18.95. Iran‘s Revolution and the Global Politics of Resistance Thursday, 05 April 2012 10:00By Vinay Lal, Economic & Political Weekly | Book Review link :http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/8337-irans-revolution-and-the-global-politics-of-resistance In the euphoria over [...]
How American Corporations Transformed from Producers to Predators Over the last 30 years, corporations have turned on the 99 percent. Here’s how it happened and how to fight back. April 1, 2012 |
Photo Credit: AlterNet How American Corporations Transformed from Producers to Predators Over the last 30 years, corporations have turned on the 99 percent. Here’s how it happened and how to fight back. April 1, 2012 | Corporations are not working for the 99 percent. But this wasn’t always the case. In a special five-part series, William Lazonick, professor at [...]
Become a Fan (34 fans) — Page 1 of 2 page(s) opednews.com This article cross-posted from Consortium News Occupy protesters in a sit-down protest in solidarity with a general strike in Spain. (Photo from OccupyWallSt.org) By Phil Rockstroh (about the author) Although I have resided in New York City for many years, I was born in the Deep [...]
Phyllis Bennis: The Phases of War: Public Rejects Afghanistan War, Iraq’s Almost Ending — and Who Doesn’t Want War With Iran?
GETTY IMAGES 4 MONTHS AGONEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 02: Members of the New York City chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and dozens of other uniformed veterans known as ‘Veterans of the 99%’ prepare to march from VietnamVeterans Plaza to Zucotti Park where the Occupy Wall Street movement is centered on November 2, 2011 in New York City. The [...]
The Finger of Fate Upon You Friday, 23 March 2012 11:06By William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed A protester during a rally of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York, March 17, 2012. (Photo: Robert Stolarik / The New York Times)Then the morning came when I opened my eyes and felt the finger of Fate upon me, [...]
Police State Blues “Our rights do not end where the caprice of authoritarian bullies begins.” By Phil Rockstroh
Police State Blues “Our rights do not end where the caprice of authoritarian bullies begins.” By Phil Rockstroh March 19, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — At mid-evening, on Saturday, March 17, upon the six-month anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan, the NYPD — because the department suffered no [...]
The Financial Crisis as A Global CrimeBy Danny Schechter March 12, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — Journalists for the most part report what they know and hope that someone pays attention. With so many media outlets, brands, bloggers and sloggers out there, it is rare for challenging ideas to touch a [...]
Photo Credit: ShutterStock.com Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse Author and social critic Morris Berman says the fact that we’re a nation of hustlers lies at the root of our decline. March 7, 2012 | Several years after the Wall Street-ignited crisis began, the nation’s top bank CEOs (who far out-accumulated their [...]
The Occupy Wall Street movement represents the first major public response to more than 30 years of class war—orchestrated by the ruling elite—that has led to social, economic and political arrangements in which the democratic system has been shredded, according to MIT professor Noam Chomsky. “Concentration of [...]
Posted by Stephan Salisbury at 6:04pm, March 4, 2012. [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Scott Horton writes the No Comment column for Harper’s Magazine online. He’s one of the earliest figures whose writing I began following post-9/11 (and still read regularly). Today, his column is a Q&A with me about my new book, The United States of [...]
Occupy Davos: Attendees Confront a New Wave of Anger – Common Dreams staff This years’ World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, marks the start of the perennial capitalist meet-and-greet summit season. Members of the Occupy WEF movement gather at their camp site in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos January 22, 2012. The Occupy WEF [...]
Occupy Wall Street: Why Now? What’s Next? Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom in Conversation About Occupy Wall Street by Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom
: Occupy Wall Street: Why Now? What’s Next? Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom in Conversation About Occupy Wall Street by Naomi Klein and Yotam Marom Naomi Klein: One of the things that’s most mysterious about this moment is “Why now?” People have been fighting austerity measures and calling out abuses by the banks for a couple of years, with [...]
Movement to Occupy Vacant Houses Spreads Bronx activists supported by Occupy Wall Street enter second month of occupation Go to story | Go to homepage On the Russian Left Boris Kagarlitsky: Young people are joining the movement but left is divided and weak Go to story | Go to homepage The Promise What you have been seeing on TRNN [...]
Barbara Ehrenreich, Homeless in America Posted by Barbara Ehrenreich at 8:30am, October 23, 2011. Last weekend, at the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the Washington Mall, two of King’s children gave shout-outs to Occupy Wall Street, now spreading around the country and the world. His daughter Bernice spoke of it as [...]
A new banking crisis: You can bank on it Most bankers, thanks to bailouts and cheap money, watched their holdings rise even as average people lost savings.
‘Banksters’ and banks like Wells Fargo have become targets of the Occupy movement [GALLO/GETTY] You can bank on a banking crisis. You can bank on bankers who are primarily interested in their own portfolios. You can bank on banks remaining key behind-the-scenes players in our politics and outspoken when they sense that regulators are [...]
The growing militarisation of police or how capitalist democracies preserve the wealth of the elites
The growing militarisation of police Is access to military-grade weapons changing the mentality of crowd control? There seems little doubt that the Darth Vader approach to modern policing is aimed at the general population and controlling those unruly enough to suggest that freedom and equity together with participation in the political process goes [...]
Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich, The Fall of the “Liberal Elite” Posted by Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich at 9:30am, December 15, 2011. You might almost think the news was good. The Europeans, so headlines tell us, have at least a“partial solution” to the Euro-zone crisis (until, of course, the next round of panic is upon [...]
Occupy Everywhere: Michael Moore, Naomi Klein on Next Steps for the Movement Against Corporate Power
A demonstrator from Occupy Wall Street is arrested in lower Manhattan on November 17th. Photograph by Ashley Gilbertson. PRE-OCCUPIED The origins and future of Occupy Wall Street. by Mattathias SchwartzNOVEMBER 28, 2011 PRINT E-MAIL RELATED LINKS News Desk: A map of possible sites for the original Occupy Wall Street encampment. Ask the Author: Join a live [...]
Brennan Cavanaugh (CC-BY) A scene from one of Occupy Wall Street’s N17 rallies on Nov. 17 in New York City. The writing on the wall reads: “This revolution will not be privatized.” OWS Organizer Questions Intentions of Secretive Affinity Group EMAIL PRINT SHARE SHARE Posted on Nov 22, 2011 By Alexander Kelly NEW YORK CITY—At six o’clock on [...]
Batman to the rescue Batman has inspired the occupy movement to use elements of popular culture to project their need for rescue from the 1%.
Occupy protesters erected a ‘bat signal’ in New York that projected ’99%’ instead of the familiar bat [GALLO/GETTY] New York, NY – We live in an age of Superbowls and Super Committees with millions hoping that some new superheroes will turn up to save us from a downward spiral of intractable problems. A week ago, [...]
Andy Kroll, Occupy Wall Street‘s Political Victory in Ohio Posted by Andy Kroll at 5:50pm, November 20, 2011. Twelve hours after Mayor Bloomberg’s cops evicted the Occupy Wall Street encampment from Zuccotti Park, the space had been scrubbed down and repopulated with police and private-security types, up to 150 of them. In essence, since [...]
Today is a national day of action to mark the start of the third month of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Here in New York, organizers have been distributing posters reading “Shut Down Wall Street! Occupy the Subways! Take the Square!” As we broadcast protesters marched in various parts of the Financial District in an [...]
AP / Julia Xanthos New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, seen here in 2008. By Robert Scheer The Villain Occupy Wall Street Has Been Waiting For EMAIL PRINT SHARE SHARE Posted on Nov 17, 2011 If you assume that the real substance to the occupy movement is not the raqe at greed or the disaffection with the politicians [...]
The spectre of extremism A worry about extremism, whether political or economic, is causing worry for those invested in the current status quo.
The current head of the European Central Bank used to be a director at Goldman Sachs International [EPA] As soon as people start talking in public about the excesses of the financial sector, accusations of extremism begin to fly. MJ Rosenberg has written for Al Jazeera about how some critics of Occupy Wall Street have tried [...]
‘Democracy Now!’: Inside the Zuccotti Park Raid EMAIL PRINT SHARE SHARE Posted on Nov 15, 2011 democracynow.org Around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, New York City police forces rolled up to Occupy Wall Street’s Zuccotti Park encampment and started pushing protesters out and removing their belongings via dump trucks. “Democracy Now!” sent a camera crew to the [...]
Occupy Wall Street protesters were removed from Zucotti Park in Manhattan, but later returned to their base of two months. Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP Occupy Wall Street protesters return to Manhattan park despite ruling New York mayor wins legal battle to have them removed, but activists make Zuccotti Park their base again reddit this Karen McVeigh. Paul [...]
Arundhati Roy: Occupy Wall Street is “So Important Because It is in the Heart of Empire“ You can watch the interview at http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/15/arundhati_roy_occupy_wall_street_is The interview is at the Democracy Now! site. They do a wonderful job of keeping you informed, so if you can please leave a donation or at least subscribe [...]
You can’t evict an idea Occupy Wall Street protestors were removed from Zuccotti Park today, but the movement will go on. Danny Schechter
Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement were removed from Zuccotti Park on November 15 [Reuters] Bloomberg News was standing by as its founder Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered his Cossacks in riot gear to “cleanse” Zuccotti Park in the middle of the morning to replace one group of occupiers with another. No doubt emboldened [...]
Occupy Wall Street: Zuccotti Park eviction – live updates • New York police clear Zuccotti Park in 1am swoop on plaza • More than 200 arrested mayor Bloomberg defends action • Protesters awarded court order allowing them back • Standoff developing between police and Occupy protesters • Read our earlier live blog [...]
Fear: American style Americans have historically stood up to coercion – and the OWS movement might be the latest incarnation of resistance.
Fewer than 200 people were sent to prison during the McCarthy era for their political beliefs [GALLO/GETTY] Several Fridays ago, I attended an excellent panel discussion on Occupy Wall Street sponsored by Jacobin Magazine. It featured Doug Henwood and Jodi Dean – representing a more state-centered, socialist-style left – andMalcolm Harris and Natasha Lennard, representing a more anarchist-inflected left. [...]
Occupy Wall Street’ and Obama If ‘Occupy’ keeps up the pressure, Obama could be compelled to adopt more progressive policies.
‘ Opinion polls show many Americans think that the economic system is rigged in favour of the richest [GALLO/GETTY] SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – The bursting to life of the Occupy Wall Street movement is the most hopeful development in American politics since Barack Obama was elected president three years ago this month. Obama’s election has [...]
AP / Bebeto Matthews Police arrest Occupy Wall Street protesters as they staged a sit-down at Goldman Sachs headquarters on Thursday in New York. By Chris Hedges Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, an activist, an author and a member of a reporting team that won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize, wrote this article after he was released from [...]
Clemens Bilan/dapd Filmmaker Oliver Stone attends the premiere of “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” in Berlin in October 2010. By Kasia Anderson The multimedia collaboration between director Oliver Stone and one-man political think tank Tariq Ali began not three years ago, but their creative mind-meld has already produced three projects spanning multiple continents and eras. Stone [...]