The occupiers have made it known in a most disrespectful manner that the parasite class is not welcome anymore. That’s a good start.
Christopher Ketcham's essay "The Reign of the One Percenters," which we linked to a few weeks ago, shows how long-standing American individual and group behavior visible nationwide is profoundly determined by inequitable consumer capitalism. With the occupation of Wall Street gaining momentum, Ketcham revisits the subject to offer protesters some historical perspective. (more)
Truthdig contributor Christopher Ketcham was born in New York and he has watched it turn into America's "most unequal city," what he calls "a banana republic without the death squads." And that's not just his opinion -- facts and figures trace the cultural decline of America's original metropolis.
It is clear that nowhere in American commercial life, save perhaps the graveyard, is there a space not polluted by electronic voices.
The news-clown jabbers on screen, says this or that is so and, lo, it is so More likely it’s “All the News That’s Shit to Print”.
About the only intelligent thing the US government has said to date about Julian Assange is that the man is an “anarchist” What they don’t seem to get is that he is channeling Thomas Paine”.
On the anniversary of the Citizens United decision, Vermont politicians are moving to deny corporations the rights that humans enjoy.