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Posts from ‘October, 2011’

Calling Them Out

“If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend […]

Listen to Us!

This article appeared at the Nation of Change website and was written by Kevin Zeese, one of the organizers of the Freedom Plaza occupation in Washington, D.C. I took the liberty of changing some of the links to what I thought were better sources of information and also adding some links that were not in […]

You Call This a Democracy?

I read about what I thought might be an interesting book, You Call This a Democracy?, by Paul Kivel, and bought it. It is, indeed, interesting. Here are a couple of paragraphs from the Introduction: “Do you think the United States has a ruling class – a portion of the population who own tremendous wealth […]

Outing the Ringers

From Jay Smooth’s Ill Doctrine, a hip hop video blog:

Occupy Wall Street Writ Large

As I read more about the Occupy Wall Street movement, I am asking myself questions about the Masters of the Universe that they are protesting against. How did these people/organizations come to be? That, of course, is an enormously complex question and parts of the answer come from scholars who have labored for many years […]

Dear Wall Street

I don’t belong to Facebook, but I saw this posted on a forum where I hang out and thought it worth promoting. It is on Facebook and the author says, “feel free to share…” “Dear Wall Street: Wondering what all the fuss is about? Let me tell you: We gave you our blessing, and you […]

Occupy Wall Street


Conspiracy Thinking

Several months ago, I replied to a comment on a blog that I used to frequent, but no longer do because reading that blog raises my blood pressure dangerously high. The comment was in reaction to a local zoning ordinance in the community where the blog is based and the commenter dragged in the irrelevant […]