Category Archives: 2012 OWS

BBC: Wealth Gap documentary series

Intro:     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16545898 first broadcast in series:   The View from London:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00mvfvb (downloadable mp3: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/docarchive/docarchive_20120117-0905a.mp3 ) interestingly, for England, they’re saying the gap hasn’t been this great since the Victorian era . . . in the US, they’re citing the … Continue reading

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Blog Round Up for 12/12/2011

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Blog Roundup! Each week, we’ll try to bring you the most important stories making the rounds on the blogosphere – leave your own nominations in the comments! From Daily Kos: Bernie Sanders: Saving … Continue reading

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BNet.com Occupy This: Wall Street Pay Rises as Profits Fall

http://www.bnet.com/blog/financial-business/occupy-this-wall-street-pay-rises-as-profits-fall/16580?tag=fd-analysis4 What financial crisis? In 2010, a year when profits on Wall Street fell by more than half, the average salary for securities industry workers in New York City rose 16 percent, to more than $361,000. So much for New … Continue reading

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BNet.com – 13 best signs at OWS

http://www.bnet.com/blog/advertising-business/the-13-best-protest-signs-seen-at-occupy-wall-street/10368?pg=2&tag=content;drawer-container Some: http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-obama-is-not.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-trickle.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-nero.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-goethe.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container and my favorite: http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-private-profits.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container

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American Prospect: (Pre-)Occupied – Why isn’t the Fed doing more to shore up the economy? By Matthew Yglesias | October 14, 2011

If 9 percent of Ben Bernanke’s friends were unemployed, I bet his hair would be on fire.   If 9 percent of Richard Fischer’s friends were unemployed, he wouldn’t be criticizing Bernanke from the right. But they’re not. Key decision-makers throughout … Continue reading

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15-Oct: OWS goes Global

http://15october.net/ as of 3:16 PM post:  951 cities; 82 countries

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Keep Asking Yourself One Question: Whose Side Am I On?

Just keep reminding yourself: a mere three years after the financial industry nearly destroyed the planet, Wall Street is bigger and more profitable than ever while a tenth of the rest of us remain mired in unemployment. Even after nearly … Continue reading

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