Posts tagged ‘Wall Street’

December 8, 2011

Putin: ‘People have a right to protest, Clinton should look at OccupyUS’

Vladimir Putin has called for the opposition to open dialogue saying they have every right to hold rallies – if they are held within the law. But the Prime Minister also pointed to signs of foreign influence in Russia’s political life – calling that unacceptable.

November 30, 2011

The Supreme Court says Money is free speech…but what about tents?

So why is it – going off the decision by the high court in Buckley versus Valeo – that when political expression is given the “broadest possible protection” – money is protected, but tents are not? And why is it – when recogning the CREATIVE dynamic of free expression – that again – money is protected, but tents are not? I think the answer is fairly obvious – corporations have a lot of money…and not a lot of tents. The ironic thing is – Occupy Wall Street is demonstrating – in large part – against these two court cases – against the idea that money is speech. So in essence – rulings that big green pieces of fabrics are NOT a form of free speech is just fine…just as long as the court is consistent and rules that the little green pieces of fabric are not speech either. But until that happens – until the court treats all fabric in the same way – then Occupy Wall Street needs to keep camping out. And my tip to the movement is simple – start building your tents out of stitched-together dollar bills.

November 21, 2011

The Iconic Moment in the Occupy Wall Street movement

Thom Hartmann says the pepper spraying of peaceful student protesters by University of California, Davis police is an iconic moment in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

November 15, 2011

The Occupy Homes Movement : #OWS moves to save homes pending forclosure

Some of the 99% Occupy Protestors across the nation are relocating their camp outs to front lawns in hopes of trying to save their homes from foreclosure.

November 15, 2011

Zuccotti Park Arrests Mount as Video Shows NYPD Dismantles Occupy Wall Street Protesters Camp

Occupy Wall Street protesters vow to return following surprise move by NYPD.

November 11, 2011

Will Democrats Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?

Democrats are on the march, and the  tide is turning…. slowy, but a change is apparent. The Republicans feel it, The Tea Party fears it, and they are both are hoping and praying  for the same thing. For Democrats to ultimately shoot themselves in the foot. Senator Bernie Sanders provides us with key insights into what Progressives must do, to keep the momentum going, Help The American People, and defeat the G.O.P.’s protection of the 1%.