The week’s best links that we didn’t get to: 1. Would J.R.R. Tolkien have occupied Wall Street? 2. OWS is holding a Family Sleep Over tonight. 3. Photos of the return of Gilad Shalit 4. Yglesias on the especially nasty long-term effects of student loans 5. Kevin Drum thinks sending a few US troops to fight Ugandan rebels isn’t such a [...]
Monday marked the one-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street: for over four weeks, a fluctuating but solid number of protestors have camped out in Zuccotti Square to voice their political frustrations, concerns, and demands. It has been, in my opinion, a remarkable and beautiful movement. It’s the first time in a long time that Americans have ceased to be [...]
“CORPORATIONS are people…when Texas EXECUTES ONE!” Incoherent, wide-ranging, and provocative, this slogan painted in red at “Occupy Wall Street” pretty much says it all. To analyze this sign, one would find it paradoxical.
[The English Civil War era] is a fascinating period, but one of the things I was most surprised to learn is that many women felt more important or empowered when the king ruled than during the brief life of the anti-royalist English Republic. …This isn’t just a historical anomaly, either. As Melanie Butler reports at Alternet, media reports of Occupy Wall Street portray the occupiers disproportionately as men, while both men and women (of various genders and sexualities, I should add) are involved.
The week’s best links that we didn’t get to: 1. The Occupy movement has arrived in Lansing and Grand Rapids. 2. Eli Lehrer at FrumForum is skeptical that Occupy Wall Street is the Tea Party of the Left. Revolution By the Book, however, fears that the Occupy movement will face the same fate as the Tea [...]
From Moscow to Grand Rapids, cities have begun organizing their own “occupy” demonstrations. There are now over 720 planned or ongoing protests. There’s also an Occupy Detroit event on October 21st, where hundreds, maybe thousands, are expected to occupy Detroit’s Michigan Central Station. Oh, and there was also one in Ann Arbor last night, right on the Diag