Tag Archives: 1%

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, A World That Is the Property of the 1%

Wall Street, Banks, and Angry Citizens: The Inequality Gap on a Planet Growing More Extreme

Capitalism Will Collapse Because Elites ‘Allow Poor to Rot,’ Tariq Ali Tells Chris Hedges (Video)

And so what we have is a protest against this center elite, which I call the extreme center, because whether it’s social democratic or conservative, they unite to crush.”

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Is a New Political System Emerging in This Country?

Engelhardt: don’t for a second think that the American political system isn’t being rewritten on the run by interested parties in Congress, our present crop of billionaires, corporate interests, lobbyists, the Pentagon, and the officials of the national security state.

▶ “Revolution” The Beatles

Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out

▶ Veterans for Peace: Why We Are Here

Video of Veterans for Peace action in NYC at Vietnam Memorial. Moving testimony by veterans about why they continue to work for peace.     Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Find us on Twitter […]

Moberg> In These Times> Wrong Union For the Job> SEIU wants to lead a campaign against the 1%

Protesters march on Wells Fargo during the 2012 SEIU Convention on May 29 in Denver. Wrong Union For the Job SEIU wants to lead a campaign against the 1%. Critics wonder if it can. BY DAVID MOBERG    JULY 10, 2012    In These Times Critics of SEIU leadership, from both inside and outside the union, caution […]

Song> Billy Bragg The World Turned Upside Down

In 1649 To St. George’s Hill, A ragged band they called the Diggers Came to show the people’s will They defied the landlords They defied the laws They were the dispossessed reclaiming what was theirs We come in peace they said To dig and sow We come to work the lands in common And to […]

ReOccupyMinneapolis> First-person reports about April 7th actions and arrests

Reports from Osha Karow, Scott Thompson, Polly Kellogg, and Melissa Hill, with links to Nick Rogue’s videos. by Osha Karow on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 12:56pm For those wanting a bit more detailed run-down of Saturday, April 7th’s events, I had typed this little run-down up to send to some local media, but think that it […]

Robert Reich> Whose Recovery? Many Remain in Critical Condition

Whose Recovery? Many Remain in Critical Condition By Robert Reich, Robert Reich’s Blog    01 April 12    RSN Luxury retailers are smiling. So are the owners of high-end restaurants, sellers of upscale cars, vacation planners, financial advisors, and personal coaches. For them and their customers and clients the recession is over. The recovery is now […]

Poster> Join us in Washington, DC, beginning on March 30 for NOW DC and Occupy Power!

The National Occupation of Washington, DC: Occupy Power! Submitted by Margaret Flowers on Sat, 01/14/2012 – 19:14  NOWDC.org March 30, 2012, people from across the country will gather for an American Spring in Washington, DC. The National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW DC) opposes the corruption of both parties in conducting U.S. domestic and foreign policies. Our most precious safeguard, the […]

Chris Hedges> Thank You for Standing Up

Thank You for Standing Up By Chris Hedges (about the author)    January 23, 2012 opednews.com  This article cross-posted from Truthdig I spent Friday morning sitting on a wooden bench in a fourth-floor courtroom in the New York Criminal Court in Manhattan. I was waiting to be sentenced for “disturbing the peace” and “refusing to obey a lawful order” […]

Bill Moyers: Occupy a Cause

Bill Moyers: Occupy a Cause Bill Moyers on Occupy Wall Street from BillMoyers.com onVimeo. Saturday 14 January 2012   truthout Video by: Bill Moyers, Moyers & Co.  Click here to see the Video  (Image: Moyers & Co.) What’s the common cause behind Occupy protesters? The Moyers & Company team visited the Occupy Wall Street site several times between […]

Poster> The Problem with Congress

Tomgram: Barbara and John Ehrenreich, The Fall of the “Liberal Elite”> The Making of the American 99% and the Collapse of the Middle Class

Tomgram: Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich, The Fall of the “Liberal Elite” Posted by Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich, December 15, 2011.    Tom Dispatch You might almost think the news was good.  The Europeans, so headlines tell us, have at least a “partial solution” to the Euro-zone crisis (until, of course, the next round of panic is upon us); […]

PBS NewsHour and the One Percent

PBS newscast presents the upside of inequality Blatantly Biased Tabloids and Clueless Mainstream Media Keep Missing the Obvious Big Story at OWS Fairness in Accuracy and Reporting (FAIR) With protesters around the country speaking out against income inequality, public television’s flagship newscast made time on October 26 for the pro-inequality side to be heard, featuring […]

Our future depends on stopping an attack on Iran | Intrepid Report.com

Our future depends on stopping an attack on Iran By Harvey Wasserman  Posted on November 22, 2011    IntrepidReport.com The global Occupy Movement has come to life just in time. War is the health of the corporate state. The 1% needs its endless cash flow to stay in power. As the slaughters in Iraq and […]

The 99% vs. the 1%> See the data behind the Occupy Wall Street movement – animation

It has been the rallying cry of the Occupy movement for the past two months > but is the US really split 99% v 1%? As poverty and inequality reach record levels, how much richer have the rich got? This animation explains what the key data says about the state of America today. This video […]

Journalists Funded By ‘Vulture Capitalist’ Paul Singer Campaign To Smear Wall Street Protests

SPECIAL TOPIC Journalists Funded By ‘Vulture Capitalist’ Paul Singer Campaign To Smear Wall Street Protests By Lee Fang on Oct 10, 2011 at 10:30 am   ThinkProgress The campaign to marginalize and destroy the growing 99 Percent Movement is in full swing, with many in the media attempting to smear the people participating in the “occupation” protests across the […]