Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

No vanity campaigns in 2020

It’s about a week late, but, lest anyone be wondering, I too hate Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, and don’t believe that he should run as an independent for the presidency in 2020. Schultz, for those of you who might not have heard, apparently feels uniquely qualified, in spite of his lack of […]

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Occupy teach-in this Saturday afternoon at Woodruff’s…. Ideas for Ypsi’s occupation abound

[The following missive must have been slipped into my pocket this evening as I made my way down Michigan Avenue with my dog.] The State Capitol of Art and Activism by Occupy Ypsilanti What do GoldmanSachs, Jerry Sandusky, Michael Bloomberg, McDonald’s, Rick Snyder, The Gap, Nestle, Major League Baseball, and Mary Sue Coleman have in […]

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OWS forces respectfully deface Verizon building as over 30,000 look on from occupied Brooklyn Bridge

It’s interesting how the corporate press is covering today’s action in New York. I’m reading the Bloomberg coverage right now, and they say, for instance, that protesters “appeared to number in the thousands.” While technically correct, I think you’d agree that “thousands” doesn’t quite carry the same weight as “32 thousand,” which is the estimate […]

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The coordinated effort to kill the Occupy movement began this morning

As you all know, riot police descended on New York City’s Zuccotti Park at about 1:00 AM this morning, forcefully evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters, and destroying their possessions. There have been reports of pepper spray and billy clubs having been used, but there’s little documentary evidence, as police sealed the area off to reporters, […]

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Our thoughts tonight, as we lay safe and warm in our beds, are with the people Occupying Wall Street, as they prepare for tomorrow’s confrontation with police

As early as tomorrow morning, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be ordering riot police into Zuccotti Park to forcefully evict the hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters who have set up their base of operation there. The official line is that sanitation workers need the protesters out in order to clean the park. The […]

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