Tag Archive: Occupy

We Can and Must Do Better: A Personal Reflection on Wealth Inequality

  By Mark Naison   (July 6, 2015) The greatest sustained period of economic growth in the US took place between 1941 and 1970 when tax rates on the wealthy were much higher than they are now, when business regulation, especially of the financial sector, was much more rigorous, and when trade unions were much stronger. There are options within…
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Interview: John Lindsay-Poland

John Lindsay-Poland has been active in movements for Latin American human rights and solidarity and demilitarization of US policy. He currently coordinates the Wage Peace program in San Francisco of the American Friends Service Committee, an organization founded in 1917 that promotes peace and non-violence. He resides in Oakland, California.

We Don’t Need Bernie Sanders

  By Chuck Morse This pro-Sanders article, which portrays him as far more radical than he really is, unwittingly shows why we don’t need him.

Ferguson is a Window to the New Jim Crow

  By Mark Naison Our political leaders and the business elites they serve are hoping the passionate discourse about police practices, race and class inspired by the death of Mike Brown and the events that followed will disappear and fade into the background the way Occupy Wall Street did when its encampments were evicted. They are probably right.

Ferguson Protests are About More than Police Brutality

By Mark Naison The problems of America’s poor have been “off the grid” for some time. Politicians of both parties reserve their concern for the middle class, fearing that any reference to poverty will destroy their electoral appeal.

Interview: Laurie Childers

Laurie Childers is an artist, ceramics instructor, and singer/songwriter in Corvallis, Oregon. In the 1980s, she worked around the world with artisans building fuel-efficient cookstoves and learned much about the effect of foreign and domestic economic policies upon the lives of real people as well as the land.   

Remembering the Love of Occupy

Documents in the New York Times have now revealed extensive surveillance of the Occupy movement using resource networks that were originally created by Homeland Security for preventing terrorist attacks.  Local authorities in several major cities were regularly sharing information on individual activists and speculating about the nature of demonstrations and protests. Seems like a good time to remember some of…
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Anarchism and the Occupy Movement

On February 24th, Nathan Schneider – author of Thank You, Anarchy: Notes from the Occupy Apocalypse, will discuss the origins and development of Occupy Wall Street, a social movement that remains as significant as it is misunderstood. He will explore the movement’s strategy and spirit, including its little-recognized religious dimensions, both explicit and implicit. Schneider has written about religion and…
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Bill Ritchey – The Creativity of Occupy

Social movements generate art, music, and innovative social forms. They open up possibilities for a different future. Bill Ritchey, a founding participant of Occupy Portland, spoke at Oregon State University about the creative activist imagination, the social and political ideas generated by Occupy movement, and how that movement has continued to inspire on-going social justice projects.

Imagination and Social Change: The Creativity of Occupy

Social movements generate art, music, and innovative social forms. They open up possibilities for a different future. Andrea Marks, Bill Ritchey, and activists from Occupy Corvallis will speak about the creative activist imagination generated by Occupy movement, and how that movement has continued to inspire on-going social justice projects. What lessons does this recent history hold for those interested in…
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