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Time to Start Preoccupying Wall Street

Dec 10, 2011
What would it be like if activists were to spend the next several months developing, articulating and organizing toward a major national mortgage and student loan strike? Such a loan strike would be slated to begin on some specific preannounced date in the intermediate future. Why not, say, on Oct. 1, 2012, right in the middle of the next presidential campaign?Tyrannies all over the world exist in the ironclad certainty that people are nothing more than meat on sticks.

A Poet’s-Eye View of Occupy Berkeley

Nov 21, 2011
When he caught wind of conflict between students and police on campus, former poet laureate and UC Berkeley professor Robert Hass rushed to the scene on Nov. 9, only to witness local riot police beating students -- and eventually his wife and him, too -- with billy clubs. (more)

The Growing Student Debt Bubble

Sep 26, 2011
In the aftermath of the stock market failure of 2008, another type of economic bubble is swelling: student debt. And it's no surprise, since Congress has done nothing to change the lending practices that brought the U.S. to the brink three years ago. (more)