Browsing the "Occupy Wall Street" Tag

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Bill Moyers – We the Plutocrats vs We the People

By Meteor Blades Sometimes, an excerpt—even a long one —simply doesn’t do justice to an essay. Since that is the case with Bill Moyers’ piece “We, the Plutocrats vs. We, the People—Saving the Soul of Democracy,” first published by TomDispatch, I’m only providing the link along with his ending paragraph. I know some of you may click that link and upon […]

September 15th

Panama Papers fallout – from US to Iceland (bankster PM quits!)

By Meteor Blades The prime minister of Iceland resigned Tuesday as the weekend exposé of off-shore tax haven shenanigans from the Panama Papers claimed its first major casualty. The year-long investigation carried out by 370 journalists of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (a project of the Center for Public Integrity) was sparked by a massive document leak from the files of the Mossack Fonseca law firm. Their work […]

April 6th

Bernie Sanders says fraud is Wall Street’s business model

By Meteor Blades His Tuesday afternoon speech about Wall Street was exactly what you would expect from Bernie Sanders on one of his signature issues: Focused. Fiery. And… well… fabulous. The Vermont Senator didn’t pull any punches: “Greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance. These are some of the words that best describe the reality of Wall Street today.” Fraud, he declared, “is […]

January 5th

More than 50 arrests as NYPD re-starts harassment ahead of Occupy Wall Street anniversary

As activists gear up for a renewed Occupy Wall Street protest for Monday’s one year anniversary of the movement’s founding, the New York Police Department is gearing up the harassment and arrests. CODEPINK co-director Rae Abileah was arrested, also for no apparent reason; there is speculation that the NYPD had specific individuals targeted for arrest […]

September 15th