Month: November 2011

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Score One for OWS

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On November 29, 2011
The Republicans have decided to back the payroll tax extension, fearful of being painted as anti-middle class in the coming elections. As Kos noted in a tweet, there’s no way this happens without Occupy Wall Street. This is concrete evidence of how OWS has changed the discussion in America. Remember 6 months ago? The Republicans […]

Blame it on Cain

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On November 29, 2011

The news that Herman Cain is “reassessing” his presidential campaign after a woman’s claim that she had a 13-year extramarital affair with him became a news story once again illustra

Debt

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On November 29, 2011
Sarah Jaffe has been all over the issue of debt lately, chronicling who is profiting from the massive debt young people have to take on in order to graduate from college and how people are fighting back. Great stuff. See here and here. This debt is one of the most important issues Occupy Wall Street […]

Labor Notes

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On November 29, 2011

1. Conditions at Chinese computer manufacturing plants remain horrible. Apple has claimed they will look into these problems, but actual action remains unlikely. The workers themselves are fed up and

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How the great and mighty dress themselves.

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On November 28, 2011
(This be another one of them posts.) Remember that post I wrote at the beginning of the quarter about the first episode of the fifth season of Doctor Who? Of course you don’t: it’s still in my draft folder. The whole point of that post—which I’ll briefly recapitulate here—is that there’s something unusual about a man sporting […]
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