The people occupying Wall Street aren't the only ones worried about the wealth gap.
Occupy Iowa has spread with ongoing demonstrations in eight cities in the state, hoping to call attention to income inequality, corporate greed, special interest influence over our politics, and other important causes of the 99 Percent.
A combination of police crackdowns and bad weather are testing the young Occupy movement. But rumors of its demise are premature, to say the least. Although numbers are hard to come by, anecdotal evidence suggests the movement is growing.
All over the country, homeless populations are increasingly finding a version of shelter at Occupy Wall Street sites. It's a union that some demonstrators see as problematic — after all, the optics of shopping carts piled high with worldly possessions and the clearly homeless sleeping on available free tarps aren't great for the movement's already-under-fire public image. As New York OWS organizer Hero Vincent explained to the Times, “It’s bad for most of us who came here to build a movement. We didn’t come here to start a recovery institution.” One estimate puts the homeless contingents as high as 30 percent at some protests — that's just measuring the chronically indigent (many protestors have temporarily revoked leases and quit jobs).
According to the White House, there are much safer drugs than Marijuana. Those pharmaceutical drugs that you see on Television every day are much better, and much safer than the old marijuana plant. You see, according to the scientists who are mainly funded with pharmaceutical money, regular drugs are much better than marijuana. You know it gets funnier every day you see these commercials. Much like Happy Fun Ball, Pharmaceutical drugs are in fact better for you according to manufacturers.
Yes, we can't have marijuana screwing with those drugs now can we?
From Huffington Post:
Call it “pedaling for progressivism.”
On Sunday, Occupy Wall Street protesters gave a warm welcome to Alex Callinicos, a professor of European Studies at King’s College in London.
Virginia State Police brought in bulldozers at about 1am Monday morning to clear out an encampment of Occupy Richmond protesters.
It is “do-as-I-say, not what-I-do” time at the U.S. Supreme Court. In a majority opinion in a 2009 case involving the conflict of interest of a state Supreme Court justice in West Virginia, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote:
On Saturday, October 29, Jesse LaGreca, one of the best spokesmen to come out of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, gave a shout out to Velvet Revolution and its www.OccupyForAccountability.org campaign. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uY5HGCjjDc VR is supporting Jesse to help him spread the message of the 99% across the US. He is in Oakland today showing solidarity to the courageous Americans there, and will travel around the country in the coming months, especially the South. If you want to help support Jesse, please earmark a donation through VR. http://www.velvetrevolution.us/donate.php OccupyForAccountabilty will be releasing more video clips of its interview with Jesse over the coming weeks.
In our coverage of the police assault on peaceful Occupy Oakland demonstrators Wednesday, we ran the inspiring photo of a man standing in front of a line of riot police, wearing a sailor's uniform, holding a Veterans For Peace flag and clutching a copy of the U.S. Constitution.
But what we didn't realize at the time --- not apparent from the photo, but seen in the following, remarkable video --- he was also standing stone still as tear gas canisterswere exploding all around him...
From BradBlog.com an interesting discussion about accountability.
No wonder MSNBC buried Chris Hayes' new show in in the absurdly early hours of the weekend TV ghetto. He should be hosting, at a minimum, NBC's Meet the Press.
Had he been doing so for the last several years --- rather than the clueless elitists who have been, along with their weekly parade of meaningless softballs served up to similarly clueless elitist guests and panelists --- we likely wouldn't be in this mess.
Yesterday's compelling round-table discussion on UP with Chris Hayes, about so much that is actually at the heart of this nation's problems, follows below. I hope you will watch it...
In its most recent Transparency Report, Google states that it has received multiple requests from law-enforcement officials to remove videos.