Tag Archives: Occupy

Where is Occupy Wall Street on Extended Unemployment?

My ire was stirred a week or so ago by an article in Huff Post about the end of long-term unemployment benefits. For those of you joining late, the Congress left town in December for the Holiday recess without renewing extended unemployment benefits, which expired on December 28. The article itself was pretty straightforward. They interviewed a […]

Obama, Occupy and the work ahead

I’d be less than honest if I didn’t say that the election results were better than I expected. Not that I was rooting for Obama (for the reasons I’ve outlined previously on this blog), but I felt that Romney had betrayed a real contempt for much of America. And this isn’t just about his “47 […]

The Northwest Pacific Grand Jury–more about the Seattle 3

Okay, last night on Sex and Politics, I spoke about the case of the Seattle 3–Matt Duran, Katherine ‘Kteeo’ Olejnik, and Leah Plante. They were all imprisoned in a federal lockup for refusing to testify to a grand jury–Matt and Kteeo are still in lockup. The Puget Sound Anarchist Website has been following the case, […]

Peak Oil! Spectra, Dumpster Diving and seven year old predictions!!

In yesterday’s post I made some arguments about the resource arguments for veganism and changing the ways that we produce and use food. In the course of producing yesterday’s post on Dumpster Diving, I had revisited a number of different websites and documentaries to find support for the arguments for the practice of taking people’s wasted food. […]

Anger Rising–Spain, Greece embrace S29; Rome, Amsterdam, Berlin in solidarity

  Those of you who saw my blog post on the 27th know that I wrote about big street demonstrations in Madrid on the 25th. Well, you’d be hard-pressed to know it, but all weekend there were big street protests against ‘austerity’ in the Euro Zone. Here was the call to action in Spain. On […]

Where is the Bull Connor moment for Occupy?

I’ve spent the past few days reviewing the stories and protest video from September 17, the first anniversary of the Occupy Movement.  I should start by saying that the organizers did some amazing work, putting together a week of activities and teach-ins, and organizing a big, complicated protest for Monday morning. In effect, the financial […]

Greenham Common and the first Occupy (preview)

I’m writing a long post on the history of Greenham Common. Long story short–the protesters at Greenham camped out for some ten years in front of a US b52 airbase that was keeping first-strike weapons on high alert.  But that protest eventually got the airbase shut down. And in recent months, as a memorial was […]