Tag Archives: Occupy

OK, so now what? How do we keep up the momentum from Saturday’s marches?

Last night, on the radio, I talked with a number of local women who had headed off to D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on Washington. At the most basic level, I just wanted to record their thoughts and experiences, having just participated in the biggest post-inauguration protest in American history. I wanted to […]

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What you should know about the uprising in Turkey

Saturday night, I posted something on Facebook about the recent uprisings in Turkey, expressing both my support and frustration. (My support because, from what I can tell, the people taking to the streets across the country are largely folks who, like me, are interested in fighting for secular government, and the rights of individuals to […]

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NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on holding bankers accountable, and the need for a second New Deal

In a Netroots Nation session earlier this week, a panel of activists shared stories about the various grassroots campaigns that they’ve waged against the big banks in their communities. One of the panelists… I believe it was Max Berger, an organizer associated with Occupy Wall Street… mentioned how, when it had first been announced that […]

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Carpools leaving in the morning for “Occupy the PGA” event in Benton Harbor

A little over a year ago, we discussed the fact that, under the rule of unelected Emergency Manager, Joseph Harris, public properties in Benton Harbor were being sold for pennies on the dollar to wealthy investors, over the objections of the struggling city’s largely African American population. [As our friend Richard Murphy reminds us, in […]

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Alan Haber on celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Port Huron Statement with a new manifesto for the Occupy era

Yesterday, I shared three videos that were shot over the weekend with Alan Haber, the founder of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In those videos, Alan and I primarily discuss the past. We talk about Ann Arbor in the 50’s, Haber’s initiation into revolutionary politics during the McCarthy era, the founding of SDS, and […]

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