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OCCUPY ACROSS THE U.S.: Police don’t allow cold weather supplies at Boston protest

[Update…Taryn Hart at the Plutocracy Files has a daily OWS blog with news & videos from around the country, and has also done a number of interviews with economists & other left luminaries, including dean baker, larry mishel, john quiggin, jeff madrik, et al, with more coming…hat tip reader rjs] In noting other OWS scenarios […]

OWS and economics

Nancy Folbre is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her post in the NYT Economix begins: The Occupy Wall Street movement, displaced from some key geographic locations, now enjoys a small but significant encampment among economists. Concerns about the impact of growing economic inequality fit neatly into a larger critique of mainstream […]

Why did the English equivalent of Occupy Wallstreet pick St Paul’s as the place to protest?

[update: Links fixed 11/30.] by Stormy Why did the English equivalent of Occupy Wallstreet pick St Paul’s as the place to protest? Because St. Paul’s is hand in glove with the City of London Corporation, the place where democracy and light “goes to die,” the place where there is no accountability or transparency for the […]

Topical thread Nov. 13, 2011

Quote by from San Francisco Chronicle via Reader Supported News on the Berkley OWS “The individuals who linked arms and actively resisted, that in itself is an act of violence,” UC police Capt. Margo Bennett said. “I understand that many students may not think that, but linking arms in a human chain when ordered to […]

The Occupiers’ Responsive Chord

I believe Robert Reich points us in the right direct when he suggests in The Occupiers’ Responsive Chord: A combination of police crackdowns and bad weather are testing the young Occupy movement. But rumors of its demise are premature, to say the least. Although numbers are hard to come by, anecdotal evidence suggests the movement […]


By Jeffrey R. McCord of The Investor Advocate SHAREOWNERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! “Occupy” Annual Meetings and Court Rooms The spectacular fall and bankruptcy of Jon Corzine’s MF Global Holdings within clear sight of mostly inactive regulators reminds us that “the system is still far too vulnerable and the work of regulatory reform far from […]

It’s not how rich we are, it’s how equal we are.

This is a 16 minute * lecture by Richard Wilkinson. It is posted at TED. I am posting it here, as I can not believe this information has not received more attention now that the US is awakening from the decades long delusion of prosperity which did not and as shown in the lecture could […]

Blanket the Earth

The Rude Pundit Has a Brilliant Suggestion. OWS didn’t expect to be in Zucotti Park for more than two months. It looks as if they’ll be there a lot longer. UPDATE: Michael Swanwick shows how easy it can be: It’s Halloween! So Marianne and I went down to City Hall to donate a case of […]