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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 […]

Technological Perspective on OWS

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On November 17, 2011
I gave an interview to a newspaper journalist the other day who wanted some information about Occupy Wall Street in the context of the history of American social movements. One question she asked was about how technology makes this movement different. And it struck me that while this movement is rightfully being lauded for its […]

The Bonus Army

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On November 15, 2011

Speaking of protest marches, NPR has a good little piece on the Bonus Army, which occupied Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1932. These protestors had a very concrete goal–the payment of their

Eviction

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On November 15, 2011
Like Yglesias, I pretty much believe that being evicted from Zuccotti Park is about the best thing that could happen to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Let’s face it, they had not succeeded in the last couple of weeks in retaining the media’s attention. The movement was beginning to seem stagnant to a larger public. […]

Song of the 99%

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On November 14, 2011

The great James McMurtry offers his song “We Can’t Make It Here” as a free download in support of the Occupy movement. Says McMurtry: We quit playing “We Can’t Make It He

General Strike

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On October 27, 2011

Yesterday, Occupy Oakland approved a motion for a general strike, to be called for November 2. I’m curious to see where this goes. General strikes have always had trouble gaining traction in Ame

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