Filed under Strategy

Five liberal tendencies that plagued Occupy

by Mark Bray on May 14, 2014 Read the original at The liberal tendencies of some Occupiers severely undermined the movement’s strength; identifying them will make it easier to resist them next time. In a country so devoid of genuinely left politics as the United States, it was little surprise that Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading »

When Being ‘For The Kids’ Really Isn’t

By Jeff Bryant at Campaign for America’s Future Last week, NBC News reported about a school near St. Louis that conducted an “active shooter drill” in which campus law officers and teachers instruct high schoolers on what to do “when you get shot.” “‘Close your fingers and keep ‘em in,’” they were told, because, “’When … Continue reading »

What Then Can I Do? Ten Ways to Democratize the Economy

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:01 By Gar Alperovitz and Keane Bhatt, Truthout The richest 400 Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 180 million taken together. The political system is in deadlock. Social and economic pain continue to grow. Environmental devastation and global warming present growing challenges. Is there any path toward a more … Continue reading »

The Post Office Banks on the Poor

The New York Times  By MEHRSA BARADARAN  FEB. 7, 2014 ATHENS, Ga. — PEOPLE like to complain about banks popping up like Starbucks on every corner these days. But in poor neighborhoods, the phenomenon is quite the opposite: Over the past couple of decades, the banks have pulled out. Approximately 88 million people in the … Continue reading »

What do we do now?

At today’s demo at the Federal Building we discussed rethinking our strategy in light of current events. Obama still keeps mentioning “entitlement reform,” meaning modification to Social Security and Medicare by changing the COLA formula (chain weighted CPI) or raising the age of eligibility again. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation cosponsored by Senate … Continue reading »