Why We Need to Keep Our Super Rich ‘Occupied’
Sam Pizzigati: The notion of taxing America’s fabulously wealthy, big-time, has gone mainstream. ... Some just-released research suggests that a healthy share of that credit ought to be going to the activists who gave us, a decade ago, Occupy Wall Street. ... The more we see our individual wealthy as part of a hefty wealthy cohort, by contrast, the more eager we become to take on the inequities that generate grand private fortunes. ... Thinking about the 1 percent, explains Cornell psychologist Thomas Gilovich, encourages us to think about the unfair advantages the rich enjoy and the political and economic games they play to maintain their privileged status...
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Nov 2, 2021, 2:12pm
The Gamers’ Uprising Against Wall Street Has Deep Populist Roots
Ellen Brown: Wall Street still owns the country. Millions of people have been forced out of work, while billionaires have doubled their money in the stock market. But a new generation of “retail” stock market traders is fighting back. ... Occupy Wall Street succeeded in raising awareness of the issues and putting a spotlight on the villains: the chief fault for the subprime crisis and 2008 crash was not with the defaulting homeowners but was with the banks. ... Not until January 2021 was Wall Street actually “occupied,” with millions of small traders landing a multibillion-dollar blow to at least a few of the mighty Wall Street hedge funds...
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Feb 11, 2021, 4:02pm
GOP Tax Agenda Is a Grave Threat to People in Poverty
John Bouman: Just as the season of giving takes hold, congressional Republicans are advancing tax legislation at a breakneck pace that would deliver massive giveaways to the ultra-rich at the expense of everyone else. ... After driving up the federal deficit by some $1.5 trillion dollars over the next decade to pay for those tax cuts to the super-wealthy, lawmakers will likely use these shortfalls as pretext to slash programs like Medicaid, Medicare, and food and housing assistance — just as congressional Republicans voted to do earlier this year. ... The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has already warned lawmakers that their tax plan could trigger an automatic $25 billion cut to Medicare in 2018 alone...
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Nov 27, 2017, 3:41pm
Journalists Who Want Online Privacy Need To Read This Guide
Chris Paulus: It is imperative that journalists protect themselves as they continue to pursue their important work in the face of growing government control. That is why Michael Dagan, a former deputy editor of the Israeli newspaper Haaertz, and Ariel Hochstadt, a former security expert as well as a marketing expert for Google, have created a guide, Online Privacy for Journalists, to help journalists protect both themselves and their sources. ... Here are some examples: Beware of big names because they are known to blindly comply with requests from the government for information. ... Don’t talk to sources over the phone: phone companies store important metadata...
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Nov 4, 2017, 2:31pm
July 4, 2012 - March to End Illegal Surveillance - Photos
A Very, very bright and warm day in Denver for the gathering to Restore the Fourth Amendment on the Fourth. Starting with a small group at noon, the crowd continued to increase at the Capitol Building until about 100-150 people took part in the march down the 16th street Mall. (Unfortunately an incident with a policeman caused a woman to be arrested and later another man was arrested also. Both have been released on bail.)
Jul 5, 2013, 4:45pm
May Day in Denver 2013 - Photos
Oh My God - not a typical spring day - more like a bad winter dream - cold, wet, snow. Perhaps the theme should have been "Global Warming" or "Mother Nature Strikes Back". But it was - Labor Call To Path to Citizenship, rally and march in support of comprehensive, common sense, immigration reform.
May 1, 2013, 3:46pm
2/17 #ForwardOnClimate Solidarity Rally in Denver - Photos
Joining together in solidarity with the - thousands of people expected to flood Washington DC (and all around the country) to demand a halt to the construction of Transcanada's Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline - the Denver event captured the spirit of beginning days of the Occupy movement. Though sponsored by 350.org, The Sierra Club and the Hip Hop Caucus - the protest was endorsed and publicized by Occupy Denver which helped provide a big turnout.
Feb 17, 2013, 5:22pm
Occupy Denver Meets The Zombies-October 20, 2012 Photos
The theme - Zombie March Against Corporate Media - with a meet up at Civic Center Park on Saturday for zombifying and sign making, then march from 3 to 4pm, dispersing into the Denver Zombie Crawl at Skyline Park. Don't let the %1 steel our BRRAAAAIIIIINS!!! And then - Denver's 3rd Annual International October Day of Action Against Police Brutality...
Oct 23, 2012, 4:47pm
Occupy Denver - Stop The Empire - Protest The Presidential Debate!
A pleasant Autumn night in McWilliams Park, the staging area for Occupy Denver, the leaves gently falling as well as the temperatures and the light ebbing away, hopefully along with the Empire. It was a gathering together of a motley crew of activists, Green Party for President Jill Stein and her VP Cheri Honkala, the rock band Pressure Point (quite good), Chicken Man in costume, local citizens, news people, puppets (or as some would say news people puppets)...
Oct 4, 2012, 3:05pm
S17: 1 Year Anniversary Occupy Wall Street - Denver Photos
Billed as a foreclosure dance party and a protest in front of Wells Fargo Bank at 17th and Broadway in downtown Denver - Occupy Denver gathered to celebrate the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street (S17). Mild weather and a noon hour provided a good turn out of hard core occupiers as well as a small contingent of police across the street by the Brown Palace hotel.
Sep 17, 2012, 5:10pm
August 11, 2012 - Occupy Denver Photos
A mildly hot Saturday in downtown Denver with few protestors but a previous chalking on the sidewalk on Colfax shows the movement is still alive and kicking! And at long last the barrier fences are down so City Center Park is really open again! Meanwhile at the amphitheater - a music festival with food, beer and lively music. Good Vibrations for the day.
Aug 12, 2012, 3:44pm
June 16, 2012 - Occupy Denver at Pridefest Photos
Downtown Denver Civic Park and surrounding streets virtually exploded with a celebration of Pride in the alternative community. Part parade, part carnival and part just plain fun. From Lockheed Martin to turkey legs and beer. Support your interests and support your focus but come out and enjoy!
Jun 16, 2012, 4:34pm
June 9, 2012 - Occupy Denver & Occupy Obama Campign Headquarters
A quiet but very hot day, 90 degrees plus, in downtown Denver on Saturday at Lincoln Park. But just down the street at 9th and Broadway at the Obama Campaign headquarters things were heating up. On a hunger strike since Tuesday two young people were confronting the issue of "illegal aliens" by asking for an executive order "prohibiting the deportation of undocumented youth" like themselves.
Jun 9, 2012, 4:57pm
May 27, 2012 Occupy Denver Photos - Suncor
Sunday at Suncor Refinery Commerce City, Colorado - Occupy the Hot Zone. Occupy gathered to protest the continuing oil leak at the Suncor Refinery that threatens the local water supply. This is the second demonstration at the refinery, the first March 10, 2012...
May 28, 2012, 11:14am
May 15, 2012 - Occupy Denver Photos
According to the info: "Members of local environmentalist groups will team up with Occupy Denver to rally and protest an upcoming "unconventional" oil and gas convention at the Colorado Convention Center, where former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum will be present as a speaker promoting the interests of the ideologically counter-progressive 1%.
May 15, 2012, 4:28pm