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The 86 million invisible unemployed

@CNNMoneyMay 4, 2012: 10:39 AM ET

"While it's true that the unemployment rate is falling, that doesn't include the millions of nonworking adults who aren't even looking for a job anymore. And hiring isn't strong enough to keep up with population growth."…


Added by Terry Bain on May 5, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments

"Combating the Delphi Technique and Occupy Infiltration"

Brandon Turbeville

"....At this point, it appears that Occupy is not being crippled so much by opposition from without, but by paralysis from within.…

Added by Terry Bain on March 3, 2012 at 5:03pm — 5 Comments

The Agent Provocateurs in Occupy's Midst

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Truthdig

26 February 12


"....1. Disruptions of the General Assemblies and attempts to divide the group. Individuals would interrupt General Assemblies with emergency items or sidetrack the agenda with their personal needs or issues. When proposals were presented to the General Assembly on principles for the occupation or plans to prevent division, individuals would question the authority of the writers…


Added by Terry Bain on February 27, 2012 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Occupy and Tea Party Join Forces...

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

"In what many activists have been hoping to see for quite a while, it appears that some in the Occupy movement and the Tea Party have finally found a bit of common ground"

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Added by Terry Bain on February 15, 2012 at 7:52pm — No Comments

Arrested at Independence Hall....

"PHILADELPHIA — A retired police captain who was arrested in uniform during an Occupy Wall Street protest last year joined demonstrators on the lawn of Independence Hall on Monday, saying he isn’t breaking any law by wearing his old uniform despite the city police commissioner telling him to stop."



Added by Terry Bain on February 14, 2012 at 12:59am — No Comments

"The Cancer in Occupy"

"The presence of Black Bloc anarchists—so named because they dress in black, obscure their faces, move as a unified mass, seek physical confrontations with police and destroy property—is a gift from heaven to the security and surveillance state."

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Added by Terry Bain on February 7, 2012 at 10:21pm — 2 Comments

"After Mass Arrests, New Criticism of Oakland Police"

"The large number of arrests is renewing criticism of how Oakland police have responded to Occupy demonstrations....Two weeks ago, court-appointed monitors wrote in their quarterly report that the police response to Occupy Oakland protests this fall raised 'serious concerns' about the department's ability to 'hold true to the best…

Added by Terry Bain on January 31, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas from the 12/12 Port Blockade

A Daily Kos post this week, "Port of Los Angeles…


Added by Terry Bain on December 24, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments

$29 trillion Federal Reserve Bailout

"The bottom line: a Federal Reserve bailout commitment in excess of $29 trillion."


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Added by Terry Bain on December 17, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments

AP Headline: 1 in 2 Americans now Poor or Low Income

"Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans — nearly 1 in 2 — have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income."

Article Here

Added by Terry Bain on December 15, 2011 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Port Shutdown 12/12: The Day After

Armchair quarterbacks are hard at work, on the day after the 12/12 Port shutdown.  One change seems to be obvious - there are no reports of  protesters critically hospitalized by police. That is certainly a step in the right direction.  Non-violent protest has become more of a two-way street, today.

A UK Telegraph…


Added by Terry Bain on December 13, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Occupy protesters discupt West Coast ports

"(CNN) -- Protesters chanting, "Whose port? Our port!" protested at West Coast ports on Monday, temporarily shutting down some of the facilities in a protest against what they called corporate greed.

The protesters, affiliated with the nationwide "Occupy" movement, set out in the pre-dawn hours in Oakland, California; Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, to shut down ports in an effort to "disrupt the economic machine that benefits the wealthiest individuals and…


Added by Terry Bain on December 12, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

12 Reasons to Shut Down the Port of Oakland on December 12

"Here in Oakland, we have captured the international imagination by organizing across lines of race and class, by standing up to police brutality, and by mobilizing to shut down the third-largest West Coast port on November 2, 2011."

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Added by Terry Bain on December 11, 2011 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Iraq War Vet Scott Olsen to Longshoremen: Please Honor Picket Line

"Please honor our Occupy picket lines. United we are stronger. As you say in your union, “AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL.” The only ones who will tell you otherwise are those that want to continue profiting off your backs. You all work hard at a dangerous job. You deserve to see something out of that.

"I plan on standing tall again on December 12, and I look forward to standing with our longshoremen. PLEASE DO THE LABOR MOVEMENT PROUD LIKE YOU’VE DONE BEFORE AND HONOR…


Added by Terry Bain on December 9, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Port Shutdown: News Blackout Breaking Down

News of the West Coast Port Shutdown is beginning to trickle past the usual blackout into the mainstream media.  A Google News search shows articles about the 12/12 port blockade spiking well above previous levels. 

Since ignoring the effort was not making the Money Power's latest problems go away, tactics seem to have changed to trying…


Added by Terry Bain on December 8, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments

A reply to Cal Winslow on the West Coast Port Shut Down

"I initially approached the call for a General Strike on November 2 with the same skepticism, but the success of the event itself won me over. Academics will debate for years whether the Oakland General Strike was “real” or not but it is clear that the action was the most successful event in the Occupy movement thus far. Only a pedantic nit-picker could be so concerned about whether slapping the “General Strike” terminology onto the action was appropriate at this…


Added by Terry Bain on December 6, 2011 at 7:10pm — No Comments


The Money Power won a few battles last week, and captured a few tents - they still, however, are losing their war against us.  According to  a Think Progress article by Zaid Jilani,"The Republican Governor’s Association met in Florida this week and featured pollster Frank Luntz, who....told attendees that he’s “scared of this anti-Wall Street effort. I’m frightened to death.” The…


Added by Terry Bain on December 1, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Occupy Evansville: Put it on the map

"Occupy Evansville protesters are following the lead of similar movements all over the country by setting up camp. Protesters have built a "tent city" in a Downtown Evansville park tonight despite the chance of criminal consequences.

About 25 people started pitching their tents at around two thirty this afternoon in preparation for an all night sit-in. But if the protesters aren't gone by the time the park closes, police say they could face criminal…


Added by Terry Bain on November 14, 2011 at 12:08am — 2 Comments

Second Occupy Oakland Iraq war veteran injured after police clashes

Someday it would be nice not to have to get news about America from Great Britain, but for now (and, Thanks for Standing, Canada)....


"A second Iraq war veteran has suffered serious injuries after clashes between police and Occupy movement protesters in Oakland.

Kayvan Sabehgi, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in intensive care with a lacerated…


Added by Terry Bain on November 5, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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