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What the Media is not Covering

Last week, close to 100,000 people from 32 states held a massive protest in Raleigh, NC against the “immoral and unconstitutional policies” of the state’s Republican party, which controls both legislative chambers and the governorship. Since taking over, the Republicans have eliminated social programs, raised taxes on the bottom 80%, repealed tax credits for working […]

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Will the Real Anarchists Please Blow Up?

© John Backderf Anarchists want to destroy government. Republicans want to destroy government. Or at least drown it in a bathtub. What’s the difference?

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Un-Occupied

© Barry Deutsch I’ve even seen one of these objections voiced in here. I think the biggest cause of confusion over the OWS movement is that we only understand hierarchical power structures in this country. Every movement not only has to have “an official media spokesperson” but they have to have someone who is in […]

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Give Me That Old Time Religion!

© Matt Bors Would Jesus Occupy Wall Street?

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Protect and Serve

© Tom Tomorrow A reporter trying to cover the Wall Street protests in Nashville manages to record his own arrest, including the reporter trying to comply with orders from the police but not being allowed to, and the state trooper forcing him to the ground. Not recorded is any evidence at all of the apparently […]

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This Means War

© Ruben Bolling Class warfare or classic warfare?

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Occupied

© Tom Toles Can two things occupy the same space at the same time?

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Reverse Robin Hood

© Matt Davies You want to cut spending in Washington? Cut the money spent by special interests on lobbying!

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Globalization!

© Keith Tucker Photos from Wall Street protests around the world. UPDATE: This is simply great.

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Quandary

© Matt Bors Is this a tough decision? UPDATE: Watch this video from Occupy Wall Street.

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Fox and ACORN

You know it had to happen eventually. Fox News is now blaming ACORN for the Wall Street protests. Well, except that ACORN doesn’t exist anymore. Conservatives made sure of that, even fabricating evidence against them. But some of the same people who used to work for ACORN are now protesting. Well, duh.

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Clothes Make the Protest

© Jen Sorensen I’m not sure I buy the argument that people would pay more attention to the Occupy Wall Street protestors if they dressed up in business suits. After all, we seemed to pay plenty of attention to the Teabaggers. And a majority of Americans already agree with the Wall Street protests.

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Robinhood Tax

Adbusters, the group that is largely responsible for the Occupy Wall Street protests, has come out with their own idea for a simple demand: On October 29, on the eve of the G20 Leaders Summit in France, let’s the people of the world rise up and demand that our G20 leaders immediately impose a 1% […]

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Reinstate Glass-Steagall

[Written by Fred Wickham] Right wing commentators have been trashing the Wall Street Occupiers. “What is it they stand for?” they’re demanding. And, frankly, it is about time they took one simple stand. My suggestion is that the protestors demand the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall act. That is the piece of legislation from 1933 which […]

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The Reverend Al Sharpton

A very enjoyable conversation between Jon Stewart and Al Sharpton about the Wall Street protestors, national discourse, the media, Obama, Herman Cain, Clarence Thomas, and irony. In two parts:

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