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Blatantly Biased Tabloids and Clueless Mainstream Media Keep Missing the Obvious Big Story at OWS Many mainstream news outlets are flummoxed at best, condescending at worst, when it comes to their coverage of the new movement. By Sarah Seltzer “Occupy Wall Street, go home!” The New York Post has launched what can best be described, metaphorically, as an “all-out-war” on...read more
Move Your Money Day a Success; Over $50 Million Withdrawn From Big Banks by Sarah Jaffe Around the country, in groups and individually, Americans voted with their dollars this week to move away from the banks that caused the economic crisis. Around the country this past Saturday, November 5, people fed up with the power and influence of the big banks (not to mention their bailouts and bad...read more
A Decade After 9/11: We Are What We Loathe By Chris Hedges I arrived in Times Square around 9:30 on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. A large crowd was transfixed by the huge Jumbotron screens. Billows of smoke could be seen on the screens above us, pouring out of the two World Trade towers. Two planes, I was told by people in the crowd, had plowed into the towers. I walked quickly into the New York...read more
With the growing discrepancy between rich and poor, we are witnessing more privilege in action. While privilege is typically enjoyed by rich, white males it is also shared with wealthy, white females, moneyed people of color, and all those born into the ruling class. But those with the majority of privilege in the U.S. tend to be rich, white males, often evidenced by their right to vociferously...read more