Strike Debt Announces Abolishment Of Student Debt On Occupy Anniversary

By: Thursday September 18, 2014 6:59 am

Strike Debt, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, announced yesterday that it has abolished $4 million worth of student loan debt as part of its Rolling Jubilee program. The group was able to purchase the debt for around $100,000. The announcement came on September 17th, which is the anniversary of the beginning of [...]

Is Horizontal Socialism Unworkable?

By: Tuesday June 3, 2014 10:59 am

In its latest issue Jacobin Magazine takes on the question of whether or not the horizontal socialism endemic to recent left wing movements such as Occupy Wall Street is worthwhile and can lead to a better world. The question of whether or not decentralized non-hierarchical movements that focus heavily on fully democratic processes are the [...]

Billionaire Ken Langone Who Funded Elliot Spitzer Takedown Operation Claims Liberals Are Like Hitler

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 8:35 am

Ken Langone: So rich he can afford to fire anybody who would tell him not to say stupid s–t in public — Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) March 18, 2014 Billionaire Ken Langone is the latest 1%er to join the ranks of the abysmally stupid that gain entry by making ridiculous statements about Nazi Germany and [...]

Tom Perkins Calls For End To Universal Suffrage

By: Friday February 14, 2014 9:45 am

Tom Perkins, member and apparently self-appointed spokesman for the top 1%, has moved beyond claiming those that support progressive taxation are Nazis and on to calling for an end to universal suffrage. From a plush chair at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Perkins said those who can not pay taxes should not be able [...]

Tom Perkins Doubles Down On Comparing Occupy Wall Street To Nazis

By: Tuesday January 28, 2014 8:11 am

Here's a close up of Perkins' watch, a Richard Mille — which he told @EmilyChangTV could buy a "six pack of Rolexes" — Bloomberg TV (@BloombergTV) January 27, 2014 As a recent Pew poll shows fewer and fewer Americans identify as “middle class”, plutocrat Tom Perkins decided to double down on his narrative that [...]

Wall Street Threatening To Withhold Donations After Pope’s Critique

By: Tuesday December 31, 2013 5:41 am

Even when thousands of Americans took to the streets in 2011 protesting inequality and greed in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations the Wall Street plutocrats appeared completely unshaken in their belief that their power and privileges were legitimate, that they were right and just. To their mind the protesters were just envious of their success [...]

Occupy Madison Helps Homeless Couple Get Home On Christmas Eve

By: Friday December 27, 2013 9:55 am

Though Occupy Wall Street camps may have been forcibly destroyed in a nation-wide coordinated attack, the offshoots of Occupy Wall Street are still going strong by engaging in direct action campaigns throughout the country on a variety of 99% issues. Strike Debt recently abolished over $14 million of personal debt. Occupy The SEC received numerous [...]

Elizabeth Warren Responds To Third Way Attack By Asking Wall Street To Disclose Ties

By: Wednesday December 4, 2013 10:31 am

Senator Elizabeth Warren is not taking the attack on her by Third Way lying down. In an open letter to the CEOs of the Too Big To Fail Wall Street banks responsible for the financial crisis of 2008, Senator Warren asks that they disclose their connections to think tanks like Third Way. That way the [...]

NY Fed President Says Wall Street ‘Lacks Respect For The Law’

By: Friday November 8, 2013 8:47 am

Is there anyone left who doesn’t think Wall Street has a culture of corruption? Even the President of the New York Federal Reserve William Dudley, a former Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs, has now critiqued Wall Street’s open contempt for the rule of law. Dudley claimed the banksters have displayed “deep-seated cultural and ethical failures.” [...]

Occupy Money Cooperative Planning To Introduce Debit Cards

By: Tuesday October 1, 2013 10:52 am

Believe it or not an Occupy debit card might soon be hitting the marketplace. A group launched in the aftermath of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, the Occupy Money Cooperative, began raising money on September 17th – the two year anniversary of the launch of the protests – for a debit card described as a [...]

Census: Poverty Still Historically High As Median Incomes Remain Stagnant

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:10 am

The recovery that wasn’t and isn’t. On the day Occupy Wall Street marks its second anniversary the US Census Bureau has published its report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in America. The results of the study provide more evidence that while the top 1% have gotten even richer, the 99% have stagnated. Median [...]

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