Tag Archives: Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street v. The Tea Party

by Paul Street (Originally published on ZNet, October 28, 2011) Many in the dominant U.S. corporate media have been quick to label the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement that spread from New York City’s financial district to more than 800 … Continue reading

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Reflections on OWS, the Profits System, and Wisconsin

We are not aimless; we simply speak a different language – a language of mutual respect, participation, self-management, and action. We make our demands in this language that screams we are here for the long-run, that our goal is not merely … Continue reading

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This Modern World: Who can save the persecuted bankers?

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Slowpoke: Occupy Wall Street

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Against the Manipulation of Populism by Elitism

by Paul Street (Originally published on ZNet, October 15, 2011) Iowa City, IA, October 14, 2011. The formerly left Christopher Hitchens once usefully described “the essence of American politics” as “the manipulation of populism by elitism.” The manipulation of populism … Continue reading

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Why the police aren’t on our side

by Amy Muldoon (Originally published on Socialistworker.org, October 6, 2011) “WE ARE all Sean Bell, NYPD go to hell!” “NYPD: Rape is a felony!” “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, NYPD go away!” Over the past two weeks in New York City, lower … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street at the Hub of Global Hypocrisy

By Paul Street (Originally published on ZNet, October 12, 2011) The mostly youthful Occupy Wall Street (OWS) activists camped out in Zucotti Park in New York City’s financial district (and in other key locations across the United States) to protest … Continue reading

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This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow

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Slowpoke by Jen Sorensen

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“This is Three Years Late”: In Praise of Occupy Wall Street

by Paul Street (Originally Posted on ZNet, October 9, 2011) The young people camped out near Wall Street in lower Manhattan to protest the power of the financial elite are an easy target for cynical and know-it-all types of various … Continue reading

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