Posts tagged ‘OWS’

Taking Stock of the Occupy Movement

by , posted on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 12:21 pm

from The Real News Network

Vijay Prashad (Trinity College, and author of Arab Spring, Libyan Winter) discusses what the Occupy movement has accomplished, and what’s next.


Pam Brown: Occupy Debt

by , posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

from GRITtv with Laura Flanders

We as a society view our monetary debts as a moral issue: We took out the money, we should have to pay it back. The problem with this logic is that the money we are giving the banks, financial institutions and our government never existed before the interest we incurred piled up.

Pam Brown of the Occupy Student Debt Campaign and Strike Debt says there’s another way out of our predicament: If our numbers are large enough, we can collectively refuse to pay back the trillions that are being extorted from us.


One Year of Occupy Wall Street

by , posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

from The Nation

One year ago on September 17, a few activists began a peaceful protest just outside Wall Street in New York’s financial district. That action sparked a sweeping movement of public space “Occupations,” in which citizens could air their grievances against corporate greed, protected interests and much more. Encampments sprang up across the world, from Oakland City Hall to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Police cleared out the tents months ago, but the networks of activists, young and old, remain intact, as evidenced by this weekend’s packed schedule of Occupy actions. Watch this video to see what activists, union workers and students in debt are planning for the second year of Occupy.


Roundtable: After 1 Year, OWS Gives Voice to Resistance of Mass Debt and Widening Inequality

by , posted on Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

from Democracy Now!

The Occupy Wall Street movement is largely credited for reframing the national dialogue on economic inequality and popularizing the phrase: “We are the 99 percent.” We host a roundtable with Frances Fox Piven, an author and professor at City University of New York who has studied social movements for decades; Nathan Schneider, editor of the blog Waging Nonviolence, which has extensively covered the Occupy movement; and Suzanne Collado, an organizer with Occupy Wall Street since its inception and member of the group “Strike Debt,” an effort to organize a mass upsurge of debt resistance.


David Harvey on Urban Uprisings From Occupy Wall Street to Paris Commune

by , posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012 at 10:19 am

from Democracy Now!

On Tuesday, May 1st, known as May Day or International Workers Day, Occupy Wall Street protesters hope to mobilize tens of thousands of people across the country under the slogan, “General Strike. No Work. No Shopping. Occupy Everywhere.” Events are planned in 125 cities. We speak with leading social theorist David Harvey, distinguished professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, about how Occupy Wall Street compares to other large-scale grassroots movements throughout modern history. His most recent book is “Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution.”