Tag Archives: Plutocracy

The Occupy Wall Street movement, why it’s not being treated like the Tea Party in the media, and why it has a better chance of success than the anti-globalization campaign

I suspect this may be old news for those of you with cable, but I just happened across this recent episode of the Daily Show dealing with the media’s evolving (and hypocritical) coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and thought that I’d share it. The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full […]

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Is now the time to get off our asses and take to the street?

Say what you will about the topless girls and the incoherent boys who started everything rolling with their occupation of Wall Street, but it looks like what they set in motion might actually have not only legs but momentum. Today, 3,000 people marched on Bank of America in Boston. And, in New York, an estimated […]

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Use of food stamps, sale of luxury goods – on the rise

I read some terrible news today. According to new data released by the IRS, it looks like the incomes of non-wealthy Americans fell dramatically in 2009, “with total income down 15.2 percent in real terms since 2007.” It wasn’t all bad news today, though. It was also reported that the sale of high-end luxury goods […]

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Today’s graduation day protest against Rick Snyder

Our friend Glen was in Ann Arbor this morning for the big protest against the Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who was the keynote speaker at today’s University of Michigan commencement. Here’s his report. I just returned from Ann Arbor, where I was one of approximately 3000 people (my estimate) who turned out to protest Governor […]

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Bernie Sanders and the beginning of the end for Social Security

Last night, I was fortunate enough to find myself on a conference call with Senator Bernie Sanders. From what I understand, over 2,000 people were on the call, which was organized by the Vermont-based progressive advocacy group Democracy for America. While I’m doubtful that Sanders, who self-identifies as a Socialist, will have much success in […]

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