Posted on Nov 09, 2012

Could this Really Work? Occupy Wall St Wants to Buy Your Debt

Posted in Society

Occupy Wall St movement has largely disappeared from the public’s eye, not because it has diminished in ambition or desire to spark a social revolution, but because it has been working on the next phase of it’s agenda – taking the economy back from Wall St and giving to the people. In a fascinating new project that could deliver some serious results if it catches on, “The Rolling Jubilee,”...

Posted on Sep 03, 2012

Protests Fizzle as Democrats Prepare for Convention

Posted in Politics

The Daily Banter Headline Grab (via Yahoo! News): CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – The big protests that were planned outside the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, Florida, never really materialized, doused in part by a tropical storm. But activists say they expect a stronger showing this week, when Democrats gather for their nominating convention in Charlotte. If Sunday’s march in Charlotte was any gauge, those predictions might...

Posted on May 02, 2012

Occupy Wall St Rages On

Posted in Politics

The Occupy Wall Street movement has attempted to breathe new life into its campaign against inequities in the global financial system with a series of May Day protests across around the US. Thousands of people turned out in New York for a day of action that culminated in a confident march down Broadway in the evening sunshine towards Wall Street, the crucible of the protest that began last year...

Posted on May 02, 2012

Noam Chomsky on What Happens Next for Occupy Wall St

Posted in Politics

This is a transcript of a discussion between Occupy Wall St supporters Mikal Kamil and Ian Escuela and Professor Noam Chomsky: Professor Chomsky, the Occupy movement is in its second phase. Three of our main goals are to: 1) occupy the mainstream and transition from the tents and into the hearts and the minds of the masses; 2) block the repression of the movement by protecting the right of...

Posted on Apr 23, 2012

Uncovering America’s Generous Side

Posted in Politics

By Ben Cohen: The culture you grow up in usually has a significant effect on the values you hold. If you have moved to another country you become keenly aware of this fact as you are able to contrast the values of your own society against that of your host’s. When people are brought up in a tolerant, cooperative society that values things like community, education and art, more...