Allison Kilkenny

Allison Kilkenny is the co-host of the progressive political podcast Citizen Radio (wearecitizenradio.com) and independent journalist who blogs at allisonkilkenny.com. Her work has appeared in The American Prospect, the L.A. Times, In These Times, Common Dreams, Truthout and the award-winning grassroots NYC newspaper The Indypendent.

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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 1:57pm
'We're Not Broke': The Movement That Helped Spark Occupy Wall Street
Back in February 2011, I started reporting on a movement called US Uncut that formed in opposition to the practice of tax-dodging. As it turns out, corporate tax evasion is a huge, huge problem.
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Monday, November 21, 2011 - 12:24pm
Occupy Wall Street and the Importance of Creative Protest
Perhaps the single biggest factor that helped lead to the Occupy movement’s success in capturing the media and public’s attention has been its creativity. Novel protest strategies have served as OWS’s foundation since its first days. The very idea of occupying, and sleeping in, a park twenty-four hours a day was new and exciting.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 12:08pm
Police Disguise Protest Sabotage As Public Safety
The Occupy movements, in addition to being some of the most important activist movements to come along in the United States in several decades, have helped underscore several societal crises. For example, the failure of the establishment media and the rise of the beltway pundit class, the disappearance of public space, and also vanishing civil liberties, to name only a few.
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Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:16am
Abysmal Occupy Wall Street Coverage: Rubbernecking At The New York Times
Over the weekend, my inbox exploded with angry messages from people who had just read this New York Times article (though it reads more like an op-ed) about the Occupy Wall Street protest.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 10:19am
Youth Continue to Fight For Their Future
Throughout the budget battles, it’s become a common GOP tactic to invoke the martyred image of impoverished future children in order to depict President Obama’s spending plans as being irresponsible and reckless. "We keep kicking the can down the road and splashing the soup all over our grandchildren,” said Sen. Tom Coburn of the nation’s debt.
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Friday, July 15, 2011 - 11:45am
Budget Cuts and the Pelican Bay Hunger Strike
Prisoners in California’s Pelican Bay State Prison’s Secure Housing Unit (SHU) began an indefinite hunger strike two weeks ago, and the reports coming in are harrowing.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 11:29am
Budget Wars Consist of One-Sided Compromises
The national calls for “shared sacrifice” during these times of austerity presuppose that giant corporations like Goldman Sachs and Exxon Mobil share the same amount of privilege and power as, say, your grandmother. If the upper one percent has to pay slightly more taxes, say the GOP and some Democrats, including the president , then octogenarians have to say bon voyage to their traditional Social Security and Medicare payments.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:41pm
California Protesters Refuse to Become ‘Wisconsin of the West’
Budget protests continued in California this week as hundreds of San Jose city workers gathered at City Hall plaza Tuesday night to dispute the city budget that aims to cut staff, salaries, and benefits .
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Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 1:08pm
Obama Administration Plans Corporate Tax Cut In Year Of Record Profits
As nationwide budget protests continue this week, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is prepared to unveil the Obama administration’s plan to lower the top corporate tax rate from the current 35 percent to less than 30 percent, and as low as 26 percent .
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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 9:48am
The Warped US Tax System: Taxpayers Subsidize Their Own Destruction
One of the more interesting battles being waged right now is between labor and Boeing, the aerospace and defense corporation. The National Labor Relations Board accuses the company of illegally retaliating against its largest union when it decided in 2009 to put a second 787 Dreamliner assembly line in a nonunion plant in South Carolina.
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