Nature sidelined to the peripheries of the 99%

What if rising sea levels are yet another measure of inequality? What if the degradation of our planet’s life-support systems – its atmosphere, oceans and biosphere – goes hand in hand with the accumulation of wealth, power and control by that corrupt and greedy 1 per cent we are hearing about from Zuccotti Park? What . . . → Read More: Nature sidelined to the peripheries of the 99%

USA Ends Freedom of Speech & Expression Rights

US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by phalanxes of riot police . . . → Read More: USA Ends Freedom of Speech & Expression Rights

Irony – “60 Wall Street” is the headquarter of OWS

The scrum of Zuccotti Park defines the media image of the Wall Street protests. A maze of police barricades, signs, and the mass of tents and soup kitchens, a festival of disaffection that makes for good video.

Advertised less is that the de facto headquarters of the protest isn’t in the park. It’s four blocks . . . → Read More: Irony – “60 Wall Street” is the headquarter of OWS