Soros: Collapsing US Economy to Spark Street Violence

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As the U.S. economy worsens, protests such as those carried out by the Occupy Wall Street movement will turn ugly, breaking down into waves of violent unrest across the nation, says billionaire financier George Soros.

“It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States,” Soros tells Newsweek. (more…)

Darrell Issa: Occupy trashed stimulus project.

Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is demanding an explanation for why the Obama administration allowed Occupy DC protesters to camp in a park that was recently rehabilitated with $400,000 in federal stimulus funds. (more…)

New Propaganda From Stephen Lerner.

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We live in a dangerous time when large corporations and the super-rich are restructuring the nation’s economy. There is a crisis for most Americans, but not for the elites who dominate the political economy of the country. Unfortunately, organized labor can be as much of an obstacle as it is a solution to mounting a movement for social justice that might reverse this trend and offer hope for the future. (more…)