Occupy Wall Street Paved the Way

Occupy Wall Street Paved the Way

Super-rich Don’t hear our woes; They attend, To cars and clothes. The Occupy movement seems somewhat subdued these days. That’s largely because the 1 percent is ready for them. Consider how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared for the May NATO conference in...
Bilked by Banks

Bilked by Banks

Big banks are A special breed, Raised and trained To honor greed. This corrupt banking system of ours is a wonder. Sure, it’s important to have a safe place to squirrel away money, get a loan or credit card, and earn a little interest. In the old days, we even...
Our Press Freedom is under Fire

Our Press Freedom is under Fire

Yes, the truth Will set us free; But it’s not found On NBC. Freedom of the press, that inspired rallying cry of our democracy, is becoming a poignant memory. In its latest ranking of how such freedoms stack up worldwide, Reporters Without Borders ranked the...
Police Can’t Raid Our Dreams

Police Can’t Raid Our Dreams

This past weekend, I stood in the rain at Occupy DC as police in riot gear trampled through the camp at McPherson Square. I ran as they charged the crowd with police horses. I watched as they grabbed clothing, books, tents, shoes, and other personal property, and...
Overthrow Wall Street

Overthrow Wall Street

“Change the system,” Marchers shout; What they mean is, “Throw it out.” One reason the media can’t quite grasp what the Occupy movement wants is that it’s not really anxious to find out. Since it’s awkward to report on...
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