Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Cay Johnston wrote Friday that the Occupy Wall Street protests are unlike any demonstrations he has seen in more than 40 years, and that the reasons the movement differs so much are the same reasons why it could succeed in sparking major change. (more)
The stitched-together movement that is overflowing from the Wall Street protest can have a huge impact if it holds firm against a malevolent corporatism and the political hucksters who dangle promises of “hope and change.”
The Labor Department announced that employers added 103,000 jobs in September, President Obama addressed the Occupy Wall Street movement and Sarah Palin and Chris Christie said they would not run. The LRC panel discusses this and more. (more)
Occupy Wall Street protester Jesse LaGreca, our Truthdigger of the Week, responded to the provocative questions of a Fox News reporter with such clarity and fortitude in support of the movement that his message gained viral attention.
Like most people living through this jarring age of economic turbulence and political dysfunction, you can probably recall a moment in the last few months when you thought to yourself that our lawmakers and corporate leaders are all crazy.
Long before Occupy Wall Street took form, and long before the corporate media caught on, two of our top columnists at Truthdig foresaw the economic calamity that still grips our country. Chris Hedges devoted his time and energy warning Americans about the disastrous symbiosis between big business and our government, both in his columns and in the streets. Meanwhile, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer covered the buildup to the meltdown for over a decade, naming names and taking no prisoners in his latest book, in his own columns and in his zinger of an acceptance speech at the 2010 Webby Awards -- held, as it happened, in the heart of Wall Street.