Tag Archives: Occupy

Robert Scheer | When Democrats Crushed Occupy: A Cautionary Tale (Video)

Scheer explained how he witnessed the destruction of the Los Angeles Occupy movement firsthand and how Democrats are partially to blame.

Flowers and Zeese | The Movement Matters Most

While some people are calling 2016 the worst political year ever, we are optimistic that the movement is on track for transformational change.

We Only Move Forward When We Demand the Impossible: An Interview with Bill Ayers

“We know what we’re fighting against, but what are we fighting for?”

Michael Nagler | The Kapp Putsch and Modern Memory

There are two lessons from these chaotic events that we, too, can learn; in fact, we ignore them at our peril.

Michael Corcoran | How Sanders Shaped the National Discourse on Class: A Media Analysis

Sanders supporters should not get disillusioned. It may seem easy to forget, but the primary goal of the Sanders’ campaign was not the presidency, but a “political revolution.” Winning an election was a goal, to be sure, but “revolution” was the goal.

Aprés Nice: Why We Need an Antiwar Movement

Unless we revive an antiwar movement in the United States, none of this will occur in the present time. It is war that is destroying our economic being and our future. Ultimately, it will be our refusal to oppose and work to end war that will destroy our souls.

Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers: End the Security State

As we have written before, infiltration is the norm, not the exception of political movements throughout US history. History shows how this growing security state is tied to the bi-partisans in government protecting big business interests and the unfair economy.

Peter Dreier: Can Bernie Revive King’s Dream—Fusing the Spirit of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street?

Dreier: Now that BLM and Sanders have made peace, his campaign has the potential to revive Martin Luther King’s dream of building a progressive movement that can challenge both racism and economic inequality.

Arun Gupta: How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

 Business as Usual in Manhattan  Branding. That’s how the climate crisis is going to be solved. We are in an era or postmodern social movements. The future is unwritten. It’s not about what happens on Sunday. It’s what happens after that. By ARUN GUPTA  counterpunch.org  September 20, 2014 I’ve never been to a protest march […]

Chris Hedges: Sacrificing the Vulnerable, From Gaza to America

 The people in Gaza deserve to be free. So do we. But do not look to our political mandarins for help, or expect anything but vaudevillian smoke and mirrors from the billions poured into our campaign circus. Look within. By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  September 14, 2014   A Palestinian stands in the rubble of destroyed […]

Researchers: Police likely provoke protestors — not the other way around

“We’re finding police have a lot of capacity to set a tone,” Adams said during a recent radio interview with Sacramento’s KFBK. “When police show up in riot gear you get a different kind of interaction than when they show up in their regular uniforms.”

They Can’t Represent Us: a riveting defense of democracy

They Can’t Represent Us by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini is a fiery indictment of electoral politics and a riveting defense of real democracy. By Jerome Roos  ROARMAG.org  June 16, 2014    Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini (2014), They Can’t Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy (with a foreword by David Harvey). London and New York: Verso. A […]

Jerome Roos: Where is the Protest? A Reply

total dis-aggregration and atomization of the social fabric    pervasive sense of anxiety overwhelming sense of futility By Jérôme Roos Roarmag.org   Posted in: Activism, SourceZ, US   ZCommunications  April 11, 2014 Last week, two commentaries appeared in The Guardian — one by David Graeber and the other by Costas Lapavitsas and Alex Politaki — basically asking the same question: given that we’re under such relentless assault by the rich and powerful, why […]

Chris Hedges: The Crime of Peaceful Protest

McMillan’s journey from a rural Texas backwater to a courtroom in New York is a journey of political awakening.  By Chris Hedges  truthdig.com  Apr 27, 2014 Occupy Wall Street activists Eric Linkser, center left, and Cecily McMillan, far right, take turns shouting information to fellow protesters preparing to return to Zuccotti Park on Nov. 15, 2011. AP/Bebeto Matthews NEW […]

Henry A. Giroux | Neoliberalism and the Machinery of Disposability

A number of neoliberal societies, including the United States, have become addicted to violence. War provides jobs, profits, political payoffs, research funds, and forms of political and economic power that reach into every aspect of society. As war becomes a mode of sovereignty and rule, it erodes the distinction between war and peace.  By Henry A […]

Henry A. Giroux | Public Intellectuals Against the Neoliberal University

“The University is a critical institution or it is nothing.” – Stuart Hall By Henry A Giroux  Tuesday, 29 October 2013  Truthout | Op-Ed (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) I want to begin with the words of the late African-American poet, Audre Lourde, who was in her time a formidable writer, educator, feminist, gay rights activist and public intellectual who […]

The Seeds of Rebellion Are Taking Root

This week (7/14-20) saw thousands protesting the Zimmerman ruling, continued bravery in California’s prisons, and much more.  Protests Against Injustices Are Blooming Across the Country. Where the Hell Is the Outrage? Norman Solomon | Denouncing NSA Surveillance Isn’t Enough—We Need the Power to Stop It Should Veterans Become Activists?  Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, opednews.com 7/20/2013 […]

Dissent or Terror: New Report Details How Counter Terrorism Apparatus Was Used to Monitor Occupy Movement Nationwide | PR Watch

While small glimpses into the governmental monitoring of the Occupy Wall Street movement have emerged in the past, there has not been any reporting — until now — that details the breadth and depth of the degree to which the nation’s post-September 11, 2001 counter terrorism apparatus has been applied to politically engaged citizens exercising […]

Film Occupy Wall Street at Walker Art Center

Jem Cohen, Gravity Hill Newsreels, 2011-2012 Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street October 5, 2012  Time7:30 pm Walker Cinema Price $9 ($7 Walker members, students, and seniors) Directed by Jem Cohen Part of Cinema of Urgency Jem Cohen (Instrument, Benjamin Smoke) made these “newsreels” during the Occupy Wall Street protests in fall 2011. In Artforum, […]

Support the Cleveland 4

Support the Cleveland 4 Cleveland 4 Support Committee <http://cleveland4solidarity.org/ August 16, 2012 Supporters of Entrapped Activists Rally Saturday in Solidarity with the Cleveland 4 Group to counter-protest Cleveland Tea Party attacks on defendants and Occupy movement Cleveland, OH* — A group calling itself the Cleveland 4 Support Committee is planning to demonstrate and hold a […]