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Who Is My Enemy?
Originally Posted: 07/29/2013 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

I used to blame governments, and churches, and institutions all day long. Now I’ve stuck a piece of tape over my mouth. I’m going to leave it there as a reminder that everything I speak out against has its ori ...

Poverty Rate Remains at Record Levels
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

2011 poverty report shows rate remains at 15 percent. The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2011 poverty report this morning, reporting that 46.2 million people were living in p ...

A 'Guitarmy' for the Working Class
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 12:17pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Tom Morello's approach to politics is as unique and incisive as his best guitar solos. ...

How To Reclaim A Rigged Economy
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It by Chuck Collins ...

Dollars By the Gallon
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

How long does it take wage earners to earn a gallon of milk? You probably have a gallon of milk in your fridge.  It might be fat free, soy, or maybe even 1 percent. Most o ...

Meritocracy Has Failed
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Salon 's Editor-at-Large, Joan Walsh writes: "Thanks to OWS and the work of writers like Stiglitz, 2012 was supposed to be the year America rediscovered and tackled economic inequality. Time magazine closed 2011 by naming OWS i ...

We Are Unstoppable! Another World Is Possible!
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

Christopher Sofolo reflects on the NATO demonstrations in Chicago earlier this month: "Amidst a swirl of percussion the crowd was chanting: 'We are unstoppable! Another world is possible!'" ...

An International “Occupy” Manifesto
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

One of the things which struck me was how strong the GlobalMay Statement, is on the climate and environmental crises. Several days ago a document, the “GlobalMay Statement,” show ...

An Election Between the 1 percent and the 99 percent?
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

For The Nation, Ari Berman argues that President Obama must hold Wall Street accountable. For  The Nation ,  Ari Berman  argues that President Obama must hold Wall Street ...

Mother's Week: Standing Up for Fairness
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

My family has health insurance in part because we have been given advantages due to racial identity, family networking, and being part of the 1 percent. All of these things have worked specifically in my favor ...

Media Interest in Occupy Wanes
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

For Salon, Natasha Lennard worries that falling interest in the Occupy movement could have repercussions for the debate on inequality. For  Salon ,  Natasha Lennard  worri ...

Revolution or Revival: A Response to the Tea Party- Occupy Film
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

"This is Our City" reveals the lives and thinking of two very ordinary people, their deep faith in Jesus, and how that faith is leading them to engage two of the most consequential grassroots movemen ...

The Agricultural 99 Percent
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

It was a record year for U.S. farmers in 2011, with farm income topping $100 billion. This includes sales of $22 billion in fruits and nuts and $21 billion in vegetables and melons — crops that rely on immigra ...

Too Much Talk?
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Consensus decision-making can make an old-style Senate filibuster seem purposeful and engaging. ...

Praying for (and Engaging with) the One Percent
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

There has been a lot of anger levied at the very wealthy since the Occupy movement began back in September. There is no doubt that much of this anger is justified – righteous indignation, if you will. ...

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Originally Posted: 12/05/2011 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 THINK PROGRESS: Ron Paul Defends The 99 Percent: ‘It’s A Very Healthy Movement’ Though most Republican presidential candidates make ...

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

The Afternoon News: Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 CHRISTIANTIY TODAY: The Defining Issue Of The 2012 Presidential Race? Forecasting election outcomes is dangerous business, but I c ...

Preach It, Sarah Palin!
Originally Posted: 11/21/2011 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

What convinced me that common ground might be possible was another unlikely event, I read a column by Sarah Palin that I liked. In Friday’s Wall Street Journal she took on the members of Congress that have bee ...