Views for 2011-10-05

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Donna Smith
Protestors’ Message Pretty Simple and Clear: Enough Is Enough
No matter how the media folks seem befuddled by what they claim is a lack of clarity from those at the Occupy Wall Street and its solidarity events throughout the nation, I hear one clear and concise...
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Ali Abunimah
Why the UN Must Abolish the 'Quartet'
Quartet envoy Tony Blair has been the target of stinging criticism of late from officials close to Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas. There have even been murmurs that Abbas' officials may...
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Sara Joseph
Columbus Day Questions
Many of us will never forget that famous elementary school rhyme: "In fourteen hundred ninety-two / Columbus sailed the ocean blue." At the time, it's not likely that we would have sensed any looming...
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Bill Nemitz
Finally, It's a Purpose Both Sides Agree On
Saturday afternoon, right around the time "Occupy Wall Street" sprouted a seedling in the middle of downtown Portland, Pete "The Carpenter" Harring found himself drawn to the unfolding action in...
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Brian Tierney
Look for Working-Class Warriors at Picket Lines, Not Podiums
Should the “class warrior” title be worn as a badge of honor? Wall Street and the super-rich certainly seem to think so – judging by their behavior over the past three decades.
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Robert C. Koehler
Our Overripe Moment
“The Future is calling and has some serious concerns. Please pick up.”
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Jim Hightower
Something Big Is Happening: Occupy Together
To paraphrase one of Bob Dylan's songs of youthful protest, "Something's happening here, and you don't know what it is, do you Ms. Bellafante?"
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Phil Rockstroh
Occupying the Heart of the Beast: Observations, Impressions and Images From Amid the Multitudes in Liberty Plaza
The ongoing exercise in democracy transpiring in and around the Occupy Wall Street site in Lower Manhattan imbues one's heart with resonances of the real. Many reasons factor into the phenomenon:...
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Amy Goodman
Policing the Prophets of Wall Street
The Occupy Wall Street protest grows daily, spreading to cities across the United States. “We are the 99 percent,” the protesters say, “that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1...
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David Korten
Why I'm in Solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet
At this moment the brave and dedicated #OccupyWallStreet protesters are in the streets of New York and cities around the world. They call the world’s attention to Wall Street greed and corruption as...
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