Posts Tagged with "Occupy Wall Street"

Wall Street Flees Wall Street

Monday, April 9, 2012

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Wall Street Flees Wall Street

Wall Street is scared shitless. They’d never admit it, but the way the big Wall Street banks are rapidly relocating their annual shareholder meetings from the concrete canyons of Midtown and lower Manhattan this shareholder season to points south, north and west means that fear is not only visible, you can smell it on them [...]

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President Obama: Veto The “Anti-Free Speech” Bill

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Update: Obama signed H.R. 347 into law last week. Our right to assemble and speak freely in protest of the government is under serious threat this week. Last Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously (388-3) in favor of H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, which could [...]

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#F29: Occupy Goes After ALEC & Corporate America; Matt Taibbi Rips Into Bank of America

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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#F29: Occupy Goes After ALEC & Corporate America; Matt Taibbi Rips Into Bank of America

Today, #F29, a global day of action against a shadowy corporate front group called the American Legislative Exchange Commission (ALEC), has turned into a revitalization of the Occupy movement. ALEC creates model legislation written to increase the profits of large corporations, and hands it off in secret to lawmakers who then introduce it as their [...]

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Occupy Our Food Supply

Friday, February 17, 2012

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Occupy Our Food Supply

In just over a week’s time, thousands of people will descend on our food system by participating in a Global Day of Action to Occupy our Food Supply. Prominent thought leaders, authors, farmers and activists like Vandana Shiva, Michael Pollan, Annie & Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson, Raj Patel, Gary Paul Nabhan, Anna Lappé, Marion Nestle, [...]

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BREAKING: Occupy Cargill Activists Stage Citizens’ Arrest of Cargill, Inc.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

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BREAKING: Occupy Cargill Activists Stage Citizens’ Arrest of Cargill, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS – A colorful crowd of 40 Occupy activists, food justice advocates, farmers, and anti-corporate-personhood protestors braved below freezing temperatures today to gather with Rainforest Action Network to voice their grievances and stage a mock citizen’s arrest of Cargill Inc. in downtown Minneapolis. Bolstered by mass demonstrations nationwide on the second anniversary of the disastrous [...]

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100 Years Of “Bread and Roses”

Friday, January 13, 2012

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100 Years Of “Bread and Roses”

“One may live without bread, but not without roses…” - Jean Richepin, 19th century French Poet One hundred years ago this week, 25,000 textile mill workers, many of them women and young girls, walked away from their looms and out of the Dickensian sweatshops of Lawrence, Massachusetts in protest of brutal working conditions and pay [...]

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Dismantling Corporate Power: A Call to Action on the Anniversary of Citizens United

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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Dismantling Corporate Power: A Call to Action on the Anniversary of Citizens United

The anniversary of the Citizens United ruling this January 21 promises to be monumental. For all of us working day and night on behalf of people and the environment, January 21, 2012 marks two years to the day since the advent of one of the most egregious ‘rules of the game’ weighting our economy and [...]

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Occupy Our Food Supply!

Monday, December 12, 2011

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Occupy Our Food Supply!

Cargill tries to employ a 'too big to fail' analysis of their role in fighting world hunger, but it is the research of multiple studies that show that organic agriculture and agroecology have a better chance of created food security and solving the problems of hunger than the corporate model profiteering from crisis to crisis.

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Occupy Movement Starts Showing Up on Bank of America Doorsteps

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Occupy Movement Starts Showing Up on Bank of America Doorsteps

As the authorities attempt to evict Occupy protestors from public spaces, they are  showing up at Bank of America doorsteps across the country. Yesterday, in Charlotte, environmental activists showed up and were arrested at BoA’s Corporate HQ to demand the bank end their financing of coal – the primary driver of climate change. Today, in [...]

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Occupy Design And Occupy The Dancefloor, Or: What I Do After A Full Work Day At RAN

Monday, November 14, 2011

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Occupy Design And Occupy The Dancefloor, Or: What I Do After A Full Work Day At RAN

For the last month I haven’t really had any free time. And I am okay with that. It was my choice. I was looking for a way to plug into the Occupy Together Movement in a way that made sense for me. I chose to volunteer my free time because I agree 100% that our [...]

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