Views for 2011-10-31

Monday, October 31, 2011
Peter Hart
Up Is Down, Down Is Up: Bill O'Reilly Explains OWS
On his Friday night show , Bill O'Reilly took his viewers to a magical place--one where the right-wing Koch brothers have no connection to the Tea Party movement, while
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Seema Rupani
Why the Occupy Movement Inspires Me
Earlier this week, I was tear gassed by the Oakland Police.
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Mary Bottari
Positive Policing From Wisconsin's ‘Original Occupation’
After two tours of duty in Iraq, 24-year-old Wisconsin native Scott Olsen managed to escape unscathed and with seven metals for valor. But Olsen was critically injured in an Occupy Oakland march last...
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Vanessa Ortiz
Women in the Frontline, Women in the Rear: The Revolution in Syria
Bits and pieces of information about the growing uprising in Syria are coming our way through mainstream media sources like Al Jazeera. But dig down deep, and you’ll find a revolution with women...
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Russell Mokhiber
EPA Puts Jon Grand in Prison
Where are the criminal prosecutions of the major corporations responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Still nowhere to be found. Where are the prosecutors? Where is the Environmental...
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Eleanor J. Bader
Stoking Fire: EPA Not Adequately Managing Risks of Chemicals in Consumer Products
Early in 2009, Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, conceded that “EPA is not doing an adequate job of assessing and managing the risks of chemicals in consumer...
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Thomas S. Harrington
Uniformed Impunity: We’re Probably Closer to the Beginning than to the End
A few days back, two New York City police officers were indicted for fixing tickets for their friends, family members and political acquaintances. Sad to say, the criminal allegations were nothing...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Never Underestimate the Value of Just Showing Up
In response to “Beyond Occupy” in today’s NY Times: Dear Bill Keller,
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Carl Finamore
Is Capitalism Losing the Debate?
A remarkable shift in mass public opinion is occurring right before our eyes. It does not happen often. Normally, only when there is a severe breakdown in public confidence about the future. Now is...
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John Atcheson
It's the 1% Doctrine, Stupid
As week seven of Occupy Wall Street dawns, much of the media and the establishment continue to act as if everything about the protests were an ineffable mystery. Well, it’s really not that mysterious...
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Deborah Burger
Tax Wall Street to Heal America
National Nurses United, America's largest union of RNs, is sounding an alarm.
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Chris Hedges
A Master Class in Occupation
NEW YORK CITY—Jon Friesen, 27, tall and lanky with a long, dirty-blond ponytail, a purple scarf and an old green fleece, is sitting on concrete at the edge of Zuccotti Park leading a coordination...
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Tom Engelhardt
OWS at Valley Forge; A (Self-)Graduation Speech for the Occupiers of Zuccotti Park
Once the Arab Spring broke loose, people began asking me why this country was still so quiet. I would always point out that no one ever expects or predicts such events. Nothing like this, I would say...
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