I don’t know what the future holds for the Occupy Wall Street movement, but I have no doubt that the economic injustice that has fueled this popular expression of outrage isn’t going anywhere… and therefore, neither are WE. This movement will continue (and a good thing, too — it’s already been credited with derailing the Keystone XL pipeline project that… Read More »My experience with Occupy Oakland… so far!
(Follow the link to watch Stephen Colbert’s 10/24/11 treatment of the proposition that “Corporations ARE People” with Republican message guru Frank Luntz.) A W E S O M E M E D I A L I N K S ! ! ! Link #1: “The Walking Debt” — Jon Stewart illuminates how much MF Global’s collapse tells us… Read More »WE ARE THE 99% — Links to Learn By…
Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who in 2002 accurately debunked the Bush administration’s case for war in IRAQ, sheds light on this year’s campaign to incriminate IRAN using the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Here are a few excerpts from Hersh’s interview on DemocracyNow earlier this year (6/3/11): “What the IAEA said is something it’s been saying repeatedly, even… Read More »Politicized IAEA Stokes Fears of an Iranian Weapons Program
My comment — unprinted — responding to the following New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/sunday-review/the-secret-war-with-iran.html To the editors of The New York Times: With this article it seems the Times has reverted to its 2002-03 mindset: blithely peddling Neoconservative claptrap that doesn’t remotely stand up to scrutiny. (Why don’t you just tell us again that “we can’t have the smoking gun… Read More »Censored AGAIN by the New York Times…
It appears that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are remotely familiar with basic economics, U.S. history, or the damage already wrought by Paul Krugman’s aptly named “Confidence Fairy.” If either party DID have a clue, they’d know that we can’t shrink our way to growth, we SPENT our way out of the Depression, and austerity is about as good… Read More »Austerity-boosting Politicians vs. Reality, History, and the 99%