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trina-robbins's picture
Oct.26.2011
Last month I flew to Seattle to attend the first GeekGirlCon (but not the last!). GeekGirlCon is for the Rest of Us; maybe not 99%, but definitely 52%, the women who have for so long been shut out of a male-dominated comics industry, and all the related male-dominated industries, like computers...
dennis-loo's picture
Oct.26.2011
A bit of background first: When Occupy Wall Street (OWS) started five weeks ago, the police and media's reaction to the demonstration was hostile, with police using pepper spray directly in people's eyes at point blank range, punching out women, attacking a man for the crime of carrying a...
jay-feldman's picture
Oct.24.2011
The Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York City and are now spreading to dozens of other cities across the nation, including Sacramento, are heartening—not only for their underlying I’m-mad-as-hell-and-I’m-not-gonna-take-it-anymore sentiment, but because they represent the kernel of...
naomi-wolf's picture
Oct.22.2011
Mayor Bloomberg is planning Draconian new measures to crack down on what he calls the "disruption" caused by the protesters at Zuccotti Park, and he is citing neighbors' complaints about noise and mess. This set of talking points, and this strategy, is being geared up as well by administrations of...
donna-ballman's picture
Oct.18.2011
Just like the Tea Party on the other side, the Occupy Wall Street movement is on the brink of having real political power. Everyone wants to know -- what do they want? What changes will they ask for? With unemployment still hovering at 9% and people scared they will lose their jobs for...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Oct.17.2011
I woke up in the middle of a dream this morning. Side-by-side with a young woman (I can see her earnest face so clearly, the tumble of dark curls that nearly covered it), I strolled through an encampment occuping a city square. We stepped over bodies, threading our way through a maze of...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Oct.17.2011
I woke up in the middle of a dream this morning. Side-by-side with a young woman (I can see her earnest face so clearly, the tumble of dark curls that nearly covered it), I strolled through an encampment occuping a city square. We stepped over bodies, threading our way through a maze of...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.15.2011
The 99 per cent that will ‘occupy’ Wall Street today, October 15, will not be a global 99 per cent. They are probably the one per cent they are railing against for the outsiders.  The call to action by the “leaderless movement” is, on the face of it, a rare protest for they are hitting out at...
dennis-loo's picture
Oct.09.2011
The text of my talk on October 9, 2011:             First, a few words about why I wrote this book [Globalization and the Demolition of Society]. The book’s subject is neoliberalism and why it’s a dire threat to the planet. Neoliberalism is a...
tim-chambers's picture
Oct.08.2011
I've begun a new Kickstarter campaign called Books for Occupiers. For each $12 contribution, you will be sent a paperback copy of Banana Republican Blues, published by Amazon, to give away to a protestor at the occupation nearest you. They are in it for all of us. I think it's only right to do...