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charles-killeen's picture
Jul.09.2013
     The media attention has been building over recent months. Military men are raping military women in ghastly numbers. They are also raping men. Suicides proliferate and are reported and discussed. There are congressional hearings. But how many Americans are paying attention...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Sep.18.2012
  The Occupy Wall Street movement began in New York last September and quickly spread around the country -- then, inevitably, in the age of instant information, the world. But just as quickly, it petered out. Here in San Francisco, the protest began the same week the iPhone 4S came out and...
bob-mustin's picture
May.20.2012
Harper's Magazine - June 2012 Yep. I knew it was just an anomaly. Harper's may have a boring, harum-scarum issue once in a while, but it never lasts. The June 2012 issue is one of those you wait for, its pieces set forth with an almost poetic sensibility. No? Then let me tell you...
suellen-ocean's picture
May.02.2012
Back in the 1500s the Dutch had the VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie) that was the "Dutch East India Company". This was the first stock "exchange". Investors would get together and commission ships to voyage and bring back spices, cloth, herring, wheat, etc. The VOC was where you went to...
steven-robert-travers's picture
Dec.30.2011
In 1987 OLIVER STONE again starred Charlie Sheen, this time as Bud Fox, along with Martin Sheen and Michael Douglas, in "Wall Street". Stone, like Coppola's "Patton", tapped into a part of America he really wanted to discredit, but instead glorified. Based on the go-go stock markets of the Reagan '...
suellen-ocean's picture
Nov.02.2011
Lombard Street is a lot like America’s Wall Street. Over 800 years ago the Lombards who settled there were moneylenders, giving this London area special historical significance. Who were the Lombards? Their original name, Langobardi may mean “men of the long axes”. The Lombards were members of...
mara-buck's picture
Oct.27.2011
Being an impoverished citizen of the planet, I was compelled to add my voice to those who march for the ninety-nine percent, thus this short video.  I wrote the poem itself as a generic reflection on protest some time ago, yet it remains shockingly appropriate for demonstrations from Tienanmen...
darlene-arden's picture
Oct.27.2011
I've been watching the news, reading wall posts on Facebook and now I'm feeling cranky. Why? It's all the Wall Street stuff. I came of age during the Vietnam protests. I know about protesting something that's unfair and certainly that was a war we shouldn't have been in but, ironically, after the U...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Oct.26.2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- Numerologists and The History Channel, known for its occult versions of world events, will have their heyday with two digits that, when arranged in certain sequence, foretold the fortunes of America. They are 9/11, of course, and now, 99:1. The former entered American psyche like a...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.19.2011
Back in the 1500s the Dutch had the VOC - Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (United East India Company). I believe this was the first stock "exchange". Investors would get together, and commission ships to voyage and bring back spices, cloth, herring, wheat, etc. The VOC was where you went to...