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Sparkman and the Blinkster

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ZCommunications: The Real Polarization and the Manipulation of Populism by Paul Street

  ZCommunications | The Real Polarization and the Manipulation of Populism by Paul Street | ZSpace

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Two Bubbles That Went Pop: Reflections on the Manipulation of Populism

February 25, 2012 by Paul Street A slightly shorter version of this essay was originally published on Counterpunch. Long after its leading encampments have been torn down – often with brute force and (educationally enough) predominantly by Democratic mayors and … Continue reading

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Debate over Occupy tactics: an invented controversy

PSL Editorial February 16, 2012 Chris Hedges’ recent articles starting with “The Cancer in Occupy” (Truthdig, Feb. 6) have created quite a controversy among supporters of the Occupy movement. The article came out in the aftermath of an incident in … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Leadership Within “Leaderless” Occupy

By Mark Vorpahl February 12, 2012 The current debate that has erupted within Occupy circles was built into this movement’s foundation. It has been sparked by much needed soul searching in the wake of a series of confrontations with the … Continue reading

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The .0000063% Election

How the politics of the super rich became American politics by Ari Berman (Originally posted on ZNet, February 17, 2012) At a time when it’s become a cliché to say that Occupy Wall Street has changed the nation’s political conversation … Continue reading

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On the Fetishization of Expression

by Paul Street (Originally posted on ZNet, February 12, 2012) A handwritten note stuck on the message board of an old Occupy site I know reads as follows: “If you want to make God laugh, make a plan.” The message … Continue reading

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Megabus and Private Jets: Super Bowl Reflections

by Paul Street (Originally posted on ZNet, February 5, 2012) My e-mail in-box this morning contained an interesting invitation from the low-cost bus-line Megabus: a reduced-rate fare from Iowa City to Indianapolis, home to the 2012 Super Bowl this Sunday.  … Continue reading

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The Working Class Begins to Fight Back

by Bill Leumer and Ann Robertson (Originally published on Workers Action, January 7, 2012) After decades of losing ground and feeling helpless, working people are beginning to fight back. This development has emerged in part because the Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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Occupy Movement and Ron Paul defend Small Business Owners against their Workers

(Originally posted on Selecting Stones, January 7, 2012) by Frank W. Strauch Why is it that everyone flies the American flag at the Occupy movement?  Why is it that so many occupiers who consider themselves to be on the Left … Continue reading

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