Posted on January 7, 2012 at 11:43 PM EST
The linguists have spoken and they have decided — “Occupy” is 2011′s word of the year.
Posted on December 23, 2011 at 1:52 AM EST
The Occupy the Rose Parade movement received its most notable endorsement Sunday, as social activist and noted academic Cornel West offered his support for the demonstration during a speech at All Saints Church.
Posted on December 23, 2011 at 1:49 AM EST
A battle looms between the Tea Party and the Occupy movement, as each group has made plans to demonstrate at the Jan. 2 Rose Parade, organizers for both groups said Tuesday.
BU Law Professor/’Civic Activist’ Jules Levine, Announces His Bid For Barney Frank’s Upcoming Seat: Levine, with six unsuccessful runs for public office under his belt, has been an ‘activist’ for Occupy Boston over the past few months, offering legal expertise.
Posted on December 23, 2011 at 1:44 AM EST
With Barney Frank’s impending retirement, competition is beginning for his seat, and a BU Law professor and civic activist from Brookline is among those throwing their hat into the race: Julius “Jules” Levine.Â
Posted on December 23, 2011 at 1:28 AM EST
Occupy is a once in a lifetime opportunity to re-merge the socialist and working-class movements and create a viable broad-based party of radicals, two prospects that have not been on the cards in the United States since the late 1960s and early 1970s. The socialist left has not begun to think through these â€śbig pictureâ€ť implications of Occupy, nor has it fully adjusted to the new tasks that Occupyâ€™s outbreak has created for socialists. In practice, the socialist left follows Occupyâ€™s lead rather than Occupy follow the socialist leftâ€™s lead. As a result, we struggle to keep pace with Occupyâ€™s rapid evolution.
Posted on December 23, 2011 at 1:22 AM EST
Former Manchester state representative and current anti-nuclear lobbyist Bob Stannard, has created a Super PAC of his own. To support ‘progressive candidates,’ and the ‘ideals’ of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Posted on December 23, 2011 at 1:15 AM EST
Former Manchester state representative and current anti-nuclear lobbyist Bob Stannard is adamantly opposed to the Supreme Courtâ€™s Citizens United decision, but that hasnâ€™t stopped him from founding a Super PAC of his own to support progressive candidates and the ideals of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Santorum: “Occupy Wall Street activists have misguided aims, but they are tapping into Americans’ accurate perception that many people are being denied a fair shot at a good life.”
Posted on December 21, 2011 at 5:01 PM EST
Occupy Wall Street activists have misguided aims, but they are tapping into Americansâ€™ accurate perception that many people are being denied a fair shot at a good life, Rick Santorum said Tuesday.
Posted on December 21, 2011 at 4:30 PM EST
It’s jail for an Occupy Wall Street protester caught last month with an unlicensed handgun and 32 rounds of ammo in his Budget rental van — at least for now.
Frances Fox Piven one of the co-authors of the radical extreme ‘Cloward-Piven strategy’ has published an article, calling for the Occupy Wall Street movement to re-invigorate itself by recruiting the poor.
Posted on December 20, 2011 at 11:42 PM EST
Occupy Wall Street has thrust the issue of extreme inequality into the spotlight. The movement has spread so quickly and alarmed politicians not because of its rather small encampments but because its message resonates. Most people know, or at least half-know, that our problem is growing inequality, and they also know that government is complicit in the financially driven capitalism that is in the driverâ€™s seat. The slogan â€śWe are the 99 percentâ€ť stresses our commonality and lays the basis for a movement ethic of democracy, inclusion and solidarity. This is a big and welcome step. After all, we need an ethic that goes beyond the incessant liberal (and union) talk of â€śthe middle class.â€ť