Views for 2011-10-30

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Danny Schechter
The Question OWS Hears Most: 'What’s Your Agenda?'
One of the most frequently repeated, recycled and dismissive questions about Occupy Wall Street is its supposed lack of an “agenda.” The “what do you people want” question has featured in media...
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Frances Beinecke
One More Reason to Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline: Questions about State Department Handling of Review
On Friday, I joined several environmental leaders in calling for the State Department to conduct an investigation into the department’s handling of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
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Matt Taibbi
Another Weapon for OWS: Pull Your Money Out of BofA
My good friend Nomi Prins has a great new piece out that I just caught on Zero Hedge , chronicling 10 reasons why depositors should pull out of Bank of America.
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Ted Rall
US Double Standard: Gaddafi Bad, Karimov Good
"After four decades of brutal dictatorship and eight months of deadly conflict, the Libyan people can now celebrate their freedom and the beginning of a new era of promise," President Obama said last...
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Frank Rich
The Class War Has Begun
During the death throes of Herbert Hoover’s presidency in June 1932, desperate bands of men traveled to Washington and set up camp within view of the Capitol. The first contingent journeyed all the...
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David Graeber
Enacting the Impossible (On Consensus Decision Making)
On August 2, 2011 at the very first meeting of what was to become Occupy Wall Street, about a dozen people sat in a circle in Bowling Green. The self-appointed “process committee” for a social...
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Eric Margolis
Into Darkest Africa
Wasted $1 trillion in the futile Iraq war? Being defeated by medieval Afghan tribesmen? Can’t pay your bills at home or abroad? Government paralyzed? Worried about China? What’s the answer? Simple. A...
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Carol Schachet
Occupy the Public Forum: 5 Values to Profess Beyond the Protest
While some people are frustrated that the Occupiers haven’t issued detailed policy briefs, they managed to do something arguably more important: open a dialog on values that has been held captive by...
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Eduardo Porter
Wall Street Protesters Hit the Bull’s-Eye
Occupiers of Zuccotti Park and other sites around the country have been criticized for the fuzziness of their goals. Their complaint that the privileged few in the top 1 percent are getting a...
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Robert Freeman
For the Media: The ABCs of Occupy
It would be comical if it weren’t so pathetic, watching the media desperately trying not to understand what the Occupy movement is all about. So, for the aid of the occupationally obtuse bobble-...
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