Tag Archives: OWS. Occupy Wall Street

2011: The Year Of Popular Uprisings

The Year 2011: Populist Revolts, Troop Withdrawal, Economic Woes, and Human Rights by Ralph Scharnau The year 2011 will be remembered as one of popular uprisings.  Time magazine, in fact, made the protester its person of the year. Millions of … Continue reading

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Occupy Cedar Rapids Mic Checks Drone Factory

[by David Van Thournout] Should We Militarize Our Domestic Skies? It was a rainy afternoon for the first Occupy Iowa regional General Assembly. Around 100 occupiers gathered from various places across Iowa primarily to attend the action planned by Occupy … Continue reading

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Iowans Living in the 99 Percent

During a Saturday afternoon discussion with my mother and sister we ran the stack, using the Occupy Wall Street technique for managing the order of speakers. We each agreed tacitly to the process as reflected by the civil tone and … Continue reading

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Are Democrats And Progressives Co-Opting The OWS Movement?

I’ve always found the word co-opt confusing.  And it turns out there’s a reason for that. Co-opt 1 a : to choose or elect as a member b : to appoint as a colleague or assistant 2 a : to … Continue reading

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This Week On The Fallon Forum: Why Ed Occupies And More

Monday – Thursday from 7:00-800 pm, join us for the fusion of politics and civility at 98.3 WOW-FM and on-line at 983wowfm.com.  Call (515) 312-0983 or (866) 908-TALK to participate in the conversation.  If you miss the show, you can … Continue reading

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Why Not Occupy The Corporate Media?

As long as you’re out there, OWS, why not throw corporate media into the mix? As soon as you’re done with Wells Fargo and Bank of America, why not head over to General Electric, Walt Disney, News Corp., Time Warner, … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street: Is It A Movement?

These are heady days for those who are invested in any way in Occupy Wall Street. This action seems to be growing at its original site on Wall Street and there are sympathy actions happening around the country. Right now … Continue reading

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