Monday, November 21, 2011


Monday, November 21, 2011



The quick-deed of the “Idema Building” on 450 Robeson Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina that Penny Alesi gave to William Hagler was the beginning of a side show that continues to this day.
Ms. Alesi never wanted this controversy that has landed in a North Carolina court and has attracted much local media attention and some national coverage. In early August, 2010 when Ms. Alesi escaped Idema white slavery in Mexico to the USA (She filed charges in Mexico against him on July 30, 2010 – the document is here), she made a good faith offer to settle out of court if Idema (1) Shipped to her all her personal belongings (2) Returned her “Mexican” cat she had named “Tinka.” (3) Repay the balance on the American Express card that Idema had gained by fraud in her name. Idema did nothing to settle his legal obligations to his former wife, which were extremely modest when compared to the trials that she went though in Mexico at the hands of man many would describe as a latter day Marquis De Sade, who took delight in the torture and sexual degradation as his prisoner at an isolated resort in Mexico. Ms. Alesi also gives part of blame for the North Carolina legal proceedings to Idema's legal team in that she believes are blinded by greed and corrupt to the core.

Ms. Alesi thinks Idema and some of his associates were well aware that she suffered from the most lethal form of AIDS and hoped she would die, or be too sick to continue resistance. If this line of attack failed, Ms. Alesi believes the plan was to silence her by means of harassment and death threats.

The attack has obviously failed as well and Ms. Alesi very much still in the struggle.

Affidavits filed on November 3, 2010 from Lynn E. Thomas and John Edwards Tiffany regarding the lawsuit over the “Idema Building” and William Hagler are excellent fiction that slanders Ms. Alesi. Tiffany has been Idema's lawyer since his adventures in Afghanistan starting in 2001/02, and has ties to another Idema important issue - the controversial death of Rita Gray. (The death of Ms. Gray and the Idema/Tiffany connection to it will be covered in a future article). The other member of the “Idema Legal Team” are Tiffany's cousin and fellow lawyer, Vallerie Magory, who also teamed up with William London regarding the H.J Idema Trust.

What Thomas and Tiffany wrote in the affidavits concerning Ms. Alesi are good entertainment, but completely false. Tiffany knew her as the wife of Jack Idema when they first met at Idema's father funeral. He also saw her while in Mexico at the STAR meetings. Tiffany was also aware that Ms. Alesi's name was being used for many purposes by Legal Team Idema and never mentioned the fact to her – this was the case with William London as well – who was first to congratulate Ms. Alesi on her marriage to Idema.

It would appear that Tiffany had an easy job as Idema's attorney, as Idema (a real jailhouse lawyer, for sure!) would write up the legal issue at question and send the document to Tiffany, who would copy, sign and submit the finished product to the court. One hears much about “ghost writers” who create books for famous people like Obama, but this is first time this investigative reporter has heard of a “ghost lawyer” - in this case Idema - who uses a real lawyer's letterhead, signature and license to practice law. Ms. Alesi has documentation as well (to be produced at a later date) of this unusual manner of law practice. This legal project of Idema's was financed by the Ms. Alesi's corporate American Express card obtained by fraud by Idema, where these legal documents sent to Kinko to be reproduced and charges billed. Ms. Alesi has copies of these documents where all that need be added for submission to the court are Tiffany's signature.

The Thomas Affidavit is quite interesting as well. Ms. Alesi has described Thomas as a “professional victim” who can tell lies and pump out a sea of salty tears on command concerning her alleged abuse by Ms. Alesi! One of the oldest tactics used by criminals and communists is to accuse the accuser. In this dirty little game that is based on psychological projection is to charge the victim with being aggressor. The father of the Russian Revolution, Lenin, once famously told his stooges the best way to attack the opposition, “accuse them of what you are.” If this is true, Thomas is quite the villain, as she has committed a serious hate crime by exposing Ms. Alesi's HIV status to the world on the Internet. Thomas attempts to advertise her herself as an American patriot and Christian, but many think she has would have made an excellent Bolshevik in the party of Lenin.

The Stupor Patriots in April 2006:

"Well lets see here ... Now here is proof of a conspiracy. Lynn Thomas has admitted here that she has been in contact with Jackbo's lawyers. That through Jackbo's lawyers she posted a partial deposition that was under a Court Order of Protection. That she is and has been involved as a accessory to perpetrate a fraud. Nice Christian Woman ....................................................... Got to love this Psychotic and Homicidal Lynn Thomas! She has been receiving threats .............................................................. LOL! Sick girl Lynn you really need help!"

More from The Stupor Patriots dated October 2006:
"So Thomas attacks forgetting all about the FACT that Jackbo has had many opportunities to prove his case in court and every time he sued one of the people Thomas continues to wrongly defame he has not just lost in court but ended up being sanctioned and owing the defendants money. Of course Thomas reports on all that? Well of course not! Every time Jackbo has gotten his ass handed to him Thomas rails against the truth and attacks or threatens the person who was wronged. Just like the threat of calling the FBI. LOL! Calling the FBI! LOL! Lynn Thomas is going to call the FBI! Ok, here is the jist of the conversation between Thomas and the FBI."
"Thomas just plainly for what ever demented reason refuses to acknowledge the truth and this includes emails and statements from Jackbo's old Commanding Officer and Green Beret Billy Waugh. But note that Thomas only attacks a selected group of people. You have to ask why? Why not bring to light that Jackbo's old Commanding Officer wrote personally to Thomas and Thomas even refused to answer or post his email. Also note that Thomas has not even mentioned the fact that Billy Waugh slammed the door on Jackbo's private prison. She forgets that 98% of Jackbo's claims have been exposed as BULLSHIT! His military record, how and why he entered Afghanistan, and even the FRAUD Jackbo committed playing US Military covert terrorist hunter killer. But none of this sinks into Thomas lying brain. Yes she is a very sick and demented woman."

This is more proof of what Jack Idema, Lynn Thomas and the rest of his gang will do to destroy the lives of their opponents.

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Zuccotti Love -- Zombie does brilliant preview for el Marco's next photo-essay on Pajamas Media.

OWS “Kent State moment”? More like “Dorothea Lange moment”

The original Kent State moment
Conservatives misunderstand liberals’ oft-repeated wish that the Occupy Wall Street movement “needs a Kent State moment.” Why would these left-leaning pundits and activists hope for fatalities amongst the protesters?
But that’s not what they’re hoping for. When a normal person hears the words “Kent State,” the immediate association is that fateful day in 1970 when four student protesters were killed by National Guardsmen. But when a leftist hears the words “Kent State,” the immediate association is that fateful day when the media published an iconic photograph of an anti-war martyr that was the final tipping point that convinced the majority of Americans to oppose the war.
So when modern liberal pundits wish for an OWS “Kent State moment,” they’re not wishing for fatalities, but rather for the appearance of that one photograph which will reverberate around the world and forever establish the Occupiers as oppressed victims. It is the photograph, not the shootings, that is the “Kent State moment.”

The original Dorothea Lange moment
So far, they haven’t got it — not for want of trying. For the last several days The San Francisco Chronicle has helpfully featured a slide show of nominees on its Web site to hopefully stir up interest in one or another iconic martyr image, but so far, no Occupy photos have quite caught on, Kent State-style.
However, a new photo has emerged which isn’t OWS’ Kent State moment, but rather itsDorothea Lange moment. Dorothea Lange, as you may remember, was the 1930s photographer whose stark portraits of suffering Americans summarized and epitomized the Depression. One of her photos, shown here, became so famous that it’s now the first picture that comes to mind when people think “The Great Depression.”
This new photo of two young Occupiers taken by photojournalist El Marco in New York’s Zuccotti Park shortly before it was dismantled I think could become the iconic image of Occupy Wall Street – not a newsworthy photo of violence and martyrdom, but rather a thoughtful intimate portrait of two prototypical OWS lovebirds. It doesn’t just capture a moment — it captures an era:
[Click on image to see it full-size, suitable for framing.]
I like to call the picture “Zuccotti Love.”
Photo credit: El Marco. It is published here for the first time, but it will also soon appear in a report on his Web site.


Watching the “Occupy Wall Street” mutants (as I less-than-affectionately call them) riot on Thursday as part of their “Day of Action,” I couldn’t help but notice a striking resemblance to children throwing temper tantrums. And I couldn’t help but think: Why would adults act this way?
The “occupiers” are the post-digested remains of the natural journey through the intestinal tract of the metastasizing liberal ideology in education and pop culture.
The “millennials,” as they’re called, are the first generation spawned from the “progressive” idea of equal outcome disguised as equal opportunity. They are the “Participation Ribbon People” – a generation rewarded and praised simply for showing up. The result of social promotion, time-outs over spanking and the misguided concept that reward is deserved and not earned.
The movies, books and music these kids devoured portrayed business as evil and CEOs as thieves in suits whose wealth comes not from hard work but by exploiting the poor or selling dangerous and defective products to an unsuspecting population.
This generation grew up with “reality TV,” which is not, of course, realistic at all. It measures success as drinking more beers before you vomit than the next guy. A sex tape brings not embarrassment but celebrity status.
It might have seemed as if these children of entitlement treated rioting as an audition for the Jersey Shore, but they weren’t – although MTV was at Zuccotti Park recruiting candidates for “The Real World.”
The only thing more prevalent among the “occupiers” than body lice is their sense of entitlement. They’re entitled to forgiveness of the college loans they willingly took out. They can trespass on private property and stay as long as they like. They claim to represent the “99 percent” of the country not among the wealthiest 1 percent. But do they?
Unfazed by their unpopularity – the latest poll by the liberal group Public Policy Polling puts their support at 33% support – these parasites covered with parasites dare refer to their inability to camp overnight on private property as “Facing the most brutal assault on our Democracy since 9-11.” Ironically, they do this while ignoring actual assaults, rapes, sexual assaults and murder amongst their ranks.
Their world is one in which an unrepentant domestic terrorist is called “Professor” and is friends with the President of the United States, dodgeball is banned for “brutality” and kids picking on each other is criminalized. Self-esteem is their goal. They don’t intend to earn it through hard work and accomplishment. No, they want it given out like scoops of ice cream at a birthday party. The way it’s always been.
Nothing undermines civil society more than the belief that every thought is correct, that every desire should be fulfilled. It doesn’t work that way, of course. And when people discover their every whim won’t be met, they find scapegoats.
Zuccotti Park has been filled with people who’ve been coddled their whole lives, who’ve never been told they’re wrong, who’ve been raised to pursue feeling over logic. They’re being confronted with an uncertain future, and its doubly scary for them because they never have been allowed to face the consequences of failure.
They’ve been encased in an emotional bubble-wrap that protected them from reality until graduation. They’ve never truly faced failure. They got a ribbon or trophy every time. Now, suddenly, someone won’t hire them or promote them or give them a good apartment at a low price. What’s worse, someone else did get that job, that promotion. That someone must have cheated.
Thankfully, few in the Ribbon Generation have been successfully indoctrinated, which is why the protests have been so small. But the indoctrination continues, every day. Every day, more children are led to believe fulfillment of their constitutional rights means it’s OK to deny others of theirs.
The current attempt by progressives to impose their will on America is doomed to failure. It’s stupid to think you can bring people to your cause by obstructing their movements or annoying them in the public square. But progressives are patient and determined. The know one day the Participation Ribbon Generation will have children of their own. And those children won’t find counter-indoctrination examples at home many children have now.
President Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
If there is any good to come from the “Occupy” movement it’s that it can serve as a reminder of how special and important liberty is. After all, if a tiny group of committed Utopian socialists can’t create a tiny socialist Utopia when it’s just them in a park, where is this notion likely to succeed?


Mariano Rajoy gains absolute majority with 16 percentage point win over José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's Socialists
The conservative People's party (PP) of Mariano Rajoy has swept to a landslide victory in Spain's general election, inheriting sky-high unemployment and one of the shakiest economies in Europe. Rajoy's PP gained an absolute parliamentary majority with a crushing 16 percentage point win over the Socialists of outgoing prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
The Socialists lost a third of their seats as voters dumped a government that presided over a dramatic economic slump which has left 23% of Spaniards out of work.
With the PP winning 186 of the 350 seats in parliament, 56-year-old Rajoy was given a free hand to carry out sweeping reforms and impose further austerity in an attempt to turn the country around.
"It is no secret to anyone that we are going to rule in the most delicate circumstances Spain has faced in 30 years," he said. He pleaded for time. "There will be no miracles," he said. "We haven't promised any." With yields on Spanish sovereign debt reaching new highs at the end of last week, markets are unlikely to give him much breathing space. He will come under immediate pressure to reveal exactly how he intends to kickstart growth, which is currently at zero, and cut spending. The burst housing bubble has left banks dangerously exposed to loans to real estate developers and construction companies.
Unlike neighbouring Italy or Greece, which handed the reins of government to unelected technocrats in recent weeks, Spaniards have been able to choose the government they want to deal with one of the worst economic crises in living memory. They can expect an immediate dose of added austerity
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BTW, the part about “give us our orders” is pretty jarring. He could be talking about members of Congress, but he could also be talking about himself and his fellow MSNBC anchors. It’s not clear. You can imagine if Sean Hannity had said this about Bush. Media Matters would crank into super-hyper-crazy-overdrive over that one quote. I’m just going to say it’s noteworthy.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011


*The wolverine has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times its size.


The Leftist revolutionary forces and the revolutionary terrorist barbarians of radical Islam are allies in an unholy cabal with the same goal in mind: The complete destruction of Western Civilization. They are opposed by only a few brave Freedom Fighters who understand that appeasement, compromise and living side by side by with these forces of tyranny is impossible and who realize that the best means to stop revolution is counter-revolution.

As is well known in my circle of friends, since 2005 with creation of The Freedom Fighter's Journal, I've collected the names and locations of a large number of trustworthy people all over the USA, Europe and the world, who, whether they want to admit it at the present time, are a revolutionary cadre: A small radical minority of rugged individualists and heroes who have been "Mugged By Reality" in a dozen different nations and understand that the various governments of the West cannot be reformed -- They must be destroyed or they will murder our lives and liberties in time.

My main focus is revolution in the USA first -- a Blue Revolution -- like the original American Revolution to restore liberty and put into place lasting checks on a return by socialists and Islamists to power. I think if America, the world's most powerful country, does a 180 degree turn in its politics, philosophy and culture: The rest of the world will follow our lead beginning with the Anglosphere countries: Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

I think that if we don't elect the severe choice of revolutions and civil wars in our various countries and destroy socialism and Islamism, the world will be plunged into A New Dark Age of tyranny and the level of our Civilization reversed back to that of the non-industrial European Middle Ages.

History has taught us that Revolutions are as necessary from time to time in a country as forest fires are from time to time in order to destroy the dead wood that threatens the existence of a nation. On April 19, 1775, the American Patriots stood against the army of most powerful imperial force in the world, the British Empire, not because they hated the glorious historical example of Britain to the cause freedom and its generous gift of liberty that even in the 18th century had produced "13 Little Britains" (The 13 original colonies and later states)-- rather because they embraced these imported British ideals of liberty as being the products of the wisdom of human history that began with the Glory That Was Greece and The Grandeur That Was Rome. The American Patriot's rebellion was a Revolt against a government and ruling class that had become oppressive and the enemy of its own true constitution.

The time has come, Freedom Fighters of the World, in particular Americans, to admit that the time of open rebellion against The State has arrived. It is in vain to think of reform of our various governments, they must be destroyed. It is in vain to think of reformation, this will be only used by the opposition to further limit freedom. It is in vain to look for a great leader like Lincoln or Churchill to lead us away from the abyss of revolution and civil war. The war has started already, it is an undeclared civil war in all our Anglosphere countries between the Freedom Fighters of the Right and the International Socialists of the Left, and our choice in this war is victory or death.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

--Patrick Henry March 23, 1775

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The Occupiers themselves keep meticulous track of arrests, it’s almost like they’re proud of it.



Van Jones offered a prediction Wednesday for those who have been watching the Occupy Wall Street movement: “You haven’t seen anything yet.”
The former Obama administration “green jobs czar” — an ardent supporter of the Occupy movement since its inception — said in an interview with CNN that the movement is ready to evolve into the areas of politics and policy-making, much like the Tea Party did in 2010.
“You’re going to see an evolution now as you go from protests, keep the protests, but now expand into politics,” Jones said. “And if you thought there was an earthquake in 2010 when the Tea Party moved into politics, wait until this 99 percent movement moves over into politics. You haven’t seen anything yet.”
Jones said the movement is “going to be recruiting 2,000 candidates to run for office now under this 99 percent banner“ as Occupy Wall Street enters ”phase two.”
“Phase two, you move from anger to answers. You move from pointing out the problem to pointing out the solutions,” Jones said. “What you’re going to see now is you have the Occupy movement at the center, that’s the beating heart.”


Newt Gingrich: MSNBC "Essentially The Obama Re-Election Team"

Real Clear Politics ^ | 11-18-11 | RCP

"I understand there are places like MSNBC that are essentially the Obama re-election team. But, you know, that's fine. This is a free society. You can also say that Fox tends to be nicer to [Republicans] than to Obama," presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said at a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida today. Gingrich praised the mainstream media for vetting candidates, noting, though, they only do it for Republican or conservative candidates. Gingrich says he is confident that after the media vets him that the American people will be satisfied. "In the next three weeks, I predict to you we will have all sorts of questions about me. And it's fine. You can not ask the people of the United States to loan you the most powerful governmental job in the world, particularly in a campaign that's promising very dramatic change, and not have them vet you carefully and thoroughly," Gingrich said.
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-- Welcome to is being launched by journalists and organizers at New York’s Liberty Park occupation and over 20 other occupied locations throughout the US. This service is specifically dedicated to aggregating and producing news reports on the OWS 99% Movement. Our website also features many social networking capabilities which allow registered users to create their own profile, share ideas and easily communicate with many other journalists and OWS activists. You can be one of the first people to join this network by creating your own profile and contributing to the site by registering here:

Before jumping into our first newsletter, we would like to bring your attention to a voting feature that is present on all of our news reports. It is a Reddit-style function which allows people to vote reports up or down. Moving forward, we will use this voting process as an online General Assembly editor to determine which news reports will get featured on the homepage. Once you are registered for the site, please vote up the reports that you like.

As we are currently coordinating and developing an editorial process with over 1000 occupations throughout the US and internationally, we thought it would be appropriate to launch by honoring and featuring some of the journalists that have spent years dedicated to investigating and exposing the crimes of Wall Street. We have an amazing list of contributors and this is just a taste of what is to come.


Amy Goodman & Eugene Jarecki: Move Your Money Campaign Grows to Divest From Big Banks & Support Local Banks, Credit Unions

As participants in the Occupy Wall Street movement continue protesting the record profits made by banks bailed out by taxpayer money, a group of grassroots activists are hitting America’s largest banks — including JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo — where it hurts most: The wallet. Dubbing this Saturday, Nov. 5 as “Bank Transfer Day,” activists are urging people to move their money out of the banks deemed “too big to fail” in to local community banks and credit unions. ... Read More >>

Glen Ford: Occupy All the Harlems, to Save Ourselves from the Dictatorship of Wall Street

Power to the people! Say it like you mean it, because most of us have not been acting in the spirit of All Power to the People for a very long time. For decades, we have been acting under the illusion that we could empower Black people by sending Black elected officials to the city council and the state legislature – and finally putting one in the White House – only to find that their philosophy of politics was: All Power To Those Who Already Have Power. ... Read More >>

Bill Black, Dylan Ratigan & David DeGraw: Prosecute the Banksters, Get Money Out of Politics

When it comes to prosecuting the lead players involved in the fraudulent financial activities that have led to the destruction of our economy, the Obama Administration, loaded with Wall Street campaign contributions and led by major financial firm operatives such as Tim Geithner and Bill Daley, has delivered empty rhetoric and minimal action. In these videos, Bill Black, Dylan Ratigan and David DeGraw discuss the “epidemic of fraud” and the people who need to be held personally responsible for the destruction of our economic system. ... Read More >>

Kevin Zeese: A Warning to the Economic and Political Elites: Listen Now

The Occupy Movement is not only resulting in the occupation of public space, but also in political space. We are already shifting the dialogue and the movement has just begun. When we started planning the occupation of Freedom Plaza six months ago, our goal was to create a place where the ignored voices of the American people could be heard. They are starting to be heard thanks to occupations all over the country. If it is not clear to the economic and political elites, this is the beginning of an American revolt. ... Read More >>

Adbusters Tactical Briefing: What’s Next For #OCCUPY?

The initial phase of the #OCCUPY movement was marked by several weeks of viral growth that peaked on October 15 with a global day of action. In the next phase, there will be a turn towards addressing the deep philosophical and strategic questions of how to escalate this democracy moment into a revolutionary people’s movement. Across the nation there are clear signs that the #OCCUPY movement is simultaneously maturing and growing more militant. ... Read More >>

Nomi Prins: 10 Reasons to Hate Bank of America

There is no shortage of hatred for the biggest banks. Indeed, the Occupy Wall Street movement is leading a national revolution against these Byzantine, powerful Goliaths for the economic devastation they have caused. This makes it difficult to choose the worst of the bunch. That said, a strong case can be made that Bank of America deserves the title of the nation’s most despised bank. Here are ten reasons to take your money out of Bank of America – and park it at a credit union or community bank near you. ... Read More >>

Chris Hedges: A Master Class in Occupation & #OWS Could Take Them All Down

Jon Friesen, 27, tall and lanky with a long, dirty-blond ponytail, a purple scarf and an old green fleece, is sitting on concrete at the edge of Zuccotti Park leading a coordination meeting, a gathering that takes place every morning with representatives of each of Occupy Wall Street’s roughly 40 working groups. “Our conversation is about what it means to be a movement and what it means to be an organization,” he says to the circle. A heated discussion follows, including a debate over whether the movement should make specific demands. ... Read More >>

Charles Hugh Smith: A Simple Three-Item Agenda for “Occupy Wall Street/We Are the 99%”

This is the opinion of one citizen who makes no claim to be speaking for the movement as a whole or any group of citizenry. It is presented as food for thought. There are really only three ways to cripple Wall Street’s democracy-killing concentration of wealth and power: take our money out of Wall Street and the TBTF banks, eliminate private money from elections and abolish Wall Street’s dealer, the Federal Reserve. There are only three things–and only these three–that will cripple Wall Street’s democracy-killing concentration of wealth and power ... Read More >>

Glenn Greenwald: Banks Too Big to Jail

What this movement is about is more important than specific legislative demands. It is expressing dissent to the system itself. It is not a Democratic Party organ. It is not about demanding that President Obama’s single [jobs] bill pass or anything along those lines. It is saying that we believe the system itself is radically corrupted, and we no longer are willing to tolerate it. And that’s infinitely more important than specific legislative or political demands. ... Read More >>

Ellen Brown: QE4 Could Remove $1 Trillion In Toxic Debt From The Backs Of Millions Of Students

Among the demands of the Wall Street protesters is student debt forgiveness – a debt “jubilee.” Occupy Philly has a “Student Loan Jubilee Working Group,” and other groups are studying the issue. Commentators say debt forgiveness is impossible. Who would foot the bill? But there is one deep pocket that could pull it off – the Federal Reserve. In its first quantitative easing program (QE1), the Fed removed $1.3 trillion in toxic assets from the books of Wall Street banks. For QE4, it could remove $1 trillion in toxic debt from the backs of millions of students. ... Read More >>

Edward Harrison: At #OccupySydney Steve Keen Calls for a Debt Jubilee

Steve Keen, a well-known Australian professor and economist, spoke at Occupy Sydney saying that the protests all over the world show economic models have failed. He’s not the only one saying this obviously. But, what does that actually mean for policy makers trying to find solutions to the Eurozone debt crisis, or trying to help the ailing US housing market and economy? Steve gives his take on an interview on the new RT show Capital Account with Lauren Lyster. In his view, debt forgiveness will be a big part of the solution. ... Read More >>

Bruce E. Levine: How Can We Rouse Police and Other Protectors of the Corporatocracy — “Guards” of the Status Quo — to Join the OWS Rebellion?

“In a highly developed society, the Establishment cannot survive without the obedience and loyalty of millions of people who are given small rewards to keep the system going: the soldiers and police, teachers and ministers, administrators and social workers, technicians and production workers, doctors, lawyers. . . . They become the guards of the system, buffers between the upper and lower classes. If they stop obeying, the system falls.” — Howard Zinn, from “The Coming Revolt of the Guards,” A People’s History of the United States. ... Read More >>

Nassim Taleb: Time to Clawback $2.2 Trillion in Corrupt Banker Compensation

You need something to break the bank cartel. They caused the crisis and last year they had record bonuses. This is not rational. They are hijacking the American economy. ... Read More >>

Karl Denninger: Tea Party Founder Backs #OccupyWallStreet

There is one overwhelming theme: The people have been robbed, the Wall Street and DC people did it, and the people have had enough of the lies, broken promises and outright theft. ... Read More >>

Cenk Uygur: Obama Is the Establishment & Bank Lobbyists Livid

The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur reports from the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests. He discusses Obama's failures and irate bank lobbyists. ... Read More >>

Matt Taibbi: Advice to the OccupyWallStreet Protesters - Here Are 5 Demands

I’ve been down to “Occupy Wall Street” twice now, and I love it. The protests building at Liberty Square and spreading over Lower Manhattan are a great thing, the logical answer to the Tea Party and a long-overdue middle finger to the financial elite. The protesters picked the right target and, through their refusal to disband after just one day, the right tactic, showing the public at large that the movement against Wall Street has stamina, resolve and growing popular appeal. ... Read More >>

Danny Schechter: What’s Your Agenda? The Question OWS Hears The Most

One of the most frequently repeated, recycled and dismissive questions about Occupy Wall Street is its supposed lack of an “agenda.” The “what do you people want” question has been featured in media interviews almost to the exclusion of all others. It’s as if the movement won’t be taken seriously by some, unless and until, it it enunciates a list of “demands” and defines itself in a way that can allow others, especially a cynical media, to label and pigeonhole it. ... Read More >>

Michael Hudson: Wall Street Is A Crime Gang, A Criminal Organization

I’ve noticed both here and on some news stories I heard in passing that the OccupyWallStreet movement has already succeeded in expanding the space of what is now being discussed as remedies. I would like to discuss some possible ideas for reforming finance to deal with the concerns raised by the OccupyWallStreet movement. ... Read More >>

Mark Ruffalo: First-Person Account on the OWS 99% Movement

It was great to see Mark spending quality time at Liberty Park. He gives an excellent summation of what this movement is all about. ... Read More >>

Noam Chomsky: The Occupy Movement Is An Unprecedented Opportunity To Overcome America’s Current Hopelessness

This article is adapted from Noam Chomsky’s talk at the Occupy Boston encampment on Dewey Square on Oct. 22. He spoke as part of the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series held by Occupy Boston’s on-site Free University. Zinn was a historian, activist and author of A People’s History of the United States. ... Read More >>

Cornel West: We Are in a Magnificent Moment of Democratic Awakening

Democracy Now! interviews Cornel West on his arrest, how he rates President Obama’s term in office and the #OccupyWallStreet movement. ... Read More >>

Naomi Wolf: The People Versus the Police

Among the demands of the Wall Street protesters is student debt forgiveness – a debt “jubilee.” Occupy Philly has a “Student Loan Jubilee Working Group,” and other groups are studying the issue. Commentators say debt forgiveness is impossible. Who would foot the bill? But there is one deep pocket that could pull it off – the Federal Reserve. In its first quantitative easing program (QE1), the Fed removed $1.3 trillion in toxic assets from the books of Wall Street banks. For QE4, it could remove $1 trillion in toxic debt from the backs of millions of students. ... Read More >>

Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert & Leah McGrath Goodman: Speculators & #OccupyWallStreet

This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at bank stocks ablaze and a Grecian vortex. They also discuss speculators responding to falling prices by smashing showrooms in Shanghai and holding Congress hostage in America. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser interviews Leah McGrath Goodman about Occupy Wall Street, the Koch Brothers and oil derivatives and the new market in water derivatives. ... Read More >>

David DeGraw: Welcome to the Revolution: Life @ OccupyWallStreet’s Liberty Park

I’ve spent countless hours at Liberty Park talking with people of all political persuasions, from all walks of life, from all over this country, no, check that, from all over the world. The second you walk into the occupation, you can’t help but get knocked around like a volleyball. At every turn, there is an amazingly in depth debate on deep political, philosophical, economic and cultural issues. Media cameras are everywhere. Hang out in the park for a few hours and you’ll end up on TVs across the globe. The only way I can sum up the scene is to simply say, “This is what revolution looks like.” ... Read More >>

Lee Camp: #OccupyWallStreet Has Proven We Don’t Have Free Speech

Warning: Graphic Language ;-) Occupy Wall Street continues to show us in many ways what is wrong with our country. It has proven above and beyond any doubt that we don’t have freedom of speech. ... Read More >>



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