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October 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Wall Street Isn't Winning – It's Cheating (Matt Taibbi)

I was at an event on the Upper East Side last Friday night when I got to talking with a salesman in the media business. The subject turned to Zucotti Park and Occupy Wall Street, and he was chuckling about something he'd heard on the news.

"I hear [Occupy Wall Street] has a CFO," he said. "I think that's funny."

"Okay, I'll bite," I said.…


Added by Cromag on October 28, 2011 at 11:18pm — No Comments

How the Legal System Was Deep-Sixed to Serve Elite America and Occupy Wall Street Became Inevitable

-By Glenn Greenwald

As intense protests spawned by Occupy Wall Street continue to grow, it is worth asking: Why now? The answer is not obvious. After all, severe income and wealth inequality have long plagued the United States. In fact, it could reasonably be claimed that this form of inequality is part of the design of the American founding -- indeed, an integral part of it.

Income inequality has worsened over the past…


Added by Cromag on October 28, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Proof of Global Domination By a Few Corporations


A Few Companies Have Power Over Most of the Real Economy

The idea that the few dominate the many will not come as news to those gathered either to…


Added by Cromag on October 28, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Gandhi meets Monty Python: The comedic turn in nonviolent tactics

On October 3rd, protesters at Occupy Wall Street failed to march. Instead they clumsily lurched. With white painted faces, glazed looks and dollar bills hanging out of some mouths, protesters chanted “I smell money, I smell money…” It was Corporate Zombie Day. Scenes like this and the sight of Guy Fawkes masks, clown suits, drumming circles and surrealistic posters all over the country have left many commentators scratching their heads. Is th…


Added by Cromag on October 28, 2011 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Seven Defects of American Governance – Part 1

Seven Defects of American Governance – Part 1 

Beyond the Magnificent Seven, there are a bunch of other sevens; the seven climes, the seven continents, the feast of the seven fishes, the seven dwarfs, the seven deadly sins, the seven sacraments, the seven seas, the seven seals with their seven secrets, the seven virtues and the Seven Wonders of the World to name at least most of them. 

To these I have another seven; our federal government's policies of war and empire,…


Added by Harold Hellickson on October 3, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

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