Tag Archives: 99%

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

Marc Ash: Socialism? Let’s Cut to the Chase

“A basic principle of modern state capitalism is that costs and risks are socialized to the extent possible, while profit is privatized.”
– Noam Chomsky

▶ “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

Henry A. Giroux | Authoritarianism, Class Warfare and the Advance of Neoliberal Austerity Policies

The stories that now dominate the European and North American landscape are not about economic reform; instead, they embody what stands for common sense among market and religious fundamentalists in a number of mainstream political parties: shock-and-awe austerity measures; tax cuts that serve the rich and powerful, and destroy government programs that help the disadvantaged, elderly and sick; attacks on women’s reproductive rights; attempts to suppress voter ID laws and rig electoral college votes; full-fledged assaults on the environment; the militarization of everyday life; the destruction of public education, if not critical thought itself; and an ongoing attack on unions, social provisions, and the expansion of Medicaid and meaningful health care reform.

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 […]

99% Spring Has Sprung: Shareholder Actions Underway Across the County

99% Spring Has Sprung: Shareholder Actions Underway Across the County by Mary Bottari     April 29, 2012     PRWatch Projects: BanksterUSA The people’s shareholders This spring, in coordinated actions across the country, retirees who lost their pensions, families whose homes are underwater, students with impossible debt, the unemployed and underemployed, family farmers, immigrants, vets and more […]

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 […]

Video> Peace Activist, Leah Bolger, Protests the Congressional Super Committee.

I will be pleading guilty at a hearing on Thursday, 12 April, 2012. There will be a press conference at 8:30 am that morning in front of the DC Superior Courthouse, 500 Indiana Ave NW, Washington DC. leahpeaceful Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com.    WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   […]

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 […]

Video> Expect Us! (Occupy Anthem)

Uploaded by BillAllyn on Feb 13, 2012 Bill Allyn – Expect Us! (Occupy Anthem) Please Share Widely! Interestingly, within 12 hours of posting this to Youtube, Iran’s Press TV contacted me for an interview, which you can view here: http://youtu.be/2spFB_q3STI If you would like all the pictures used in this video, you can download them here [http://www.billallyn.com/occupy/expect_us_pics.rar]. There’s […]

Rebecca Solnit> Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring

Mad, Passionate Love and Violence: Occupy Heads Into the Spring By Rebecca Solnit  Feb 22, 2012   TomDispatch via Truthdig When you fall in love, it’s all about what you have in common, and you can hardly imagine that there are differences, let alone that you will quarrel over them, or weep about them, or be torn apart by […]

April 9-15, 2012> 100,000 Americans Will Train for Non-Violent Direct Action | Common Dreams

April 9-15, 2012 — 100,000 Americans Will Train for Non-Violent Direct Action The 99% Spring Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by Common Dreams TO: America   RE: The 99% Spring   Things should never have reached this point. Click here to sign up for the 99% Spring! Every day, the American Dream seems a little farther away. More of […]

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” […]

Occupy Wallstreet Anthem, I am the 99 (Occupy) music video

Uploaded by Keakevene  Download the song for free here: http://soundcloud.com/michael-ayers/i-am-the-99 The movement has never had an anthem. That is until now. Written, performed, & produced by Michael Ayers Thank you to all of the artists, photographers and videographers for their stirring footage. You may subscribe to WAMMToday from this blog website and “Follow” us.  WAMMToday is […]

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 […]

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); […]

Iraq Veterans Against the War Board of Directors Releases Official Statement on Occupy Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 28, 2011 ACT: Iraq Veterans Against the War Joseph Carter, Iraq Veterans Against the War 646-723-0989, josephcarter@ivaw.org Iraq Veterans Against the War Board of Directors Releases Official Statement on Occupy Movement We are the 99%, organization says NATIONWIDE – November 28 – via CommonDreams.org Veterans are a part of the 99%. Most of our military […]

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 […]