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Greenville Journal Publishes Occupy Wall Street Account

November 19, 2011
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Greenville Journal Publishes Occupy Wall Street Account

The Greenville Journal published my account of my first trip to Occupy Wall Street in their November 18, 2011 edition, In My Own Words section. I don’t believe they publish the Journal online, so you’ll have to find a printed copy. Their website lists locations where the Journal can be found. I’ve requested permission to…

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Occupy Cal Students Show Unbelievable Bravery Against Police Brutality

November 12, 2011
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Occupy Cal Students Show Unbelievable Bravery Against Police Brutality

Occupy Cal: This is what Courage looks like If you’re an American or anyone around the globe, who saw America’s constitutionally-guaranteed rights of free speech and peaceful assembly as proof that some pockets of liberty can take hold, this video of California police officers pummeling unarmed students will break your heart.  At the same time,…

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Harry Siegel Explains Occupy Wall St. Community On Majority Report

November 9, 2011
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Harry Siegel Explains Occupy Wall St. Community On Majority Report

Curious about how the Occupy Wall Street community works? Sam Seder of The Majority Report has a great interview with journalist Harry Siegel about the working of the General Assembly and other decision-making groups at Occupy Wall Street. Here’s...

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Backlash To Right-Wing Extremism Begins With 2011 Elections

November 9, 2011
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Backlash To Right-Wing Extremism Begins With 2011 Elections

Backlash to the right-wing mania that swept the country in 2010 has picked up serious momentum with the 2011 off-year election results. Sanity and the wisdom of the 99% scored three big wins in yesterday’s elections: Ohio voters overturned the anti-union bill pushed by Republican Gov. John Kasich and the Republican-controlled Ohio legislature. Mississippi voters…

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My Occupy Wall Street Statement

November 8, 2011
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My Occupy Wall Street Statement

Before I drove from South Carolina to New York to join the Occupy Wall Street movement, I wrote a little statement that I intended to deliver to the Occupiers via the “people’s mic.” But as I sat through my first evening’s general assembly, I was humbled and decided I’d be better off listening than talking.…

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Checkout my Occupy Wall Street Photo page

November 6, 2011
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Checkout my Occupy Wall Street Photo page

I spent three days, two nights at Occupy Wall Street, New York City, October 21-23, 2011. I snapped a few shots, and they don’t all suck. Have a look: Occupy Wall Street Photos Tweet This Post

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Gov. Scott Walker, Mic Checked By Stand Up! Chicago

November 6, 2011
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Gov. Scott Walker, Mic Checked By Stand Up! Chicago

Most days, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is too absorbed with the business of consolidating the wealth of his friends and donors to think about the bottom 99% of Wisconsinites. Not this day: Tweet This Post

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Why I’m Headed to Occupy Wall Street

October 20, 2011
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Why I’m Headed to Occupy Wall Street

I’m a Capitalist against CRONY capitalism. A flood of corporate money – much of it gushing forth from the bailed-out banks on Wall Street – has overwhelmed our political system and stolen the voice of 99% of us. I’m going to Wall Street to take back my voice. The captured status of our government leaves…

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Time To Find Our Own Way Home

August 25, 2011
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Time To Find Our Own Way Home

You gotta dance with them what brung ya, unless them what brung ya is under the bleachers blowing a banker, taking in from behind by a Chinese outsourcing firm part owned by an American multinational, and giving hand jobs to oil and pharma CEOs. In that case, you dance with whomever pleases you and you…

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Washington Post: (Not) spreading the wealth

June 20, 2011
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Washington Post: (Not) spreading the wealth

This morning’s Washington Post (6/20/11) features an article and series of charts “(Not) spreading the wealth” which nicely illustrate how America’s hijacked economy has funneled all of the wealth created by American workers’ productivity gains over the last 3 decades into pockets of the richest of the rich. Note that the graph above excludes capital…

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