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bleedingheartyankeeliberal - I should have a t-shirt made. I'm hugely indebted to the Teamsters for being able to live among the 1%. Before the last of us lucky ones become extinct, I'm volunteering with the LAUSD's Collective Bargaining Education Project. I'd actually like to get a little 'press' for the program. I believe 'Union' needs to be the word on the street. I'm talking high school kids.

The Robin Hood Tax

Frederic Nebinger/Getty Images Demonstrators in Nice, France, last month urged the leaders of the Group of 20 nations to do more to help the poor. By STEVEN GREENHOUSE and GRAHAM BOWLEY And like the mythical hero of Sherwood Forest, it is beginning … Continue reading

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Homeless Couple Gets a Home on Christmas Eve, Thanks to ‘Occupy’ Group

By Scott Keyes, ThinkProgress 28 December 13   or many couples, the thought of living together in a 96-square-foot house sounds awful. But for Chris Derrick and Betty Ybarra, it’s a Christmas miracle. That’s because Derrick and Ybarra have spent … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Activists Buy $15m of Americans’ Personal Debt

By Adam Gabbatt, Guardian UK 12 November 13   Rolling Jubilee spent $400,000 to purchase debt cheaply from banks before ‘abolishing’ it, freeing individuals from their bills   group of Occupy Wall Street activists has bought almost $15m of Americans’ … Continue reading

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Occupy Oakland Protesters Awarded $1m Over Police Violence During Arrests

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By Matthew Artz, Oakland Tribune, 04 July 13 The City [of Oakland] has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle claims from 12 Occupy protesters – including a man who filmed a police officer who shot him in … Continue reading

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FBI Documents Show Plot to Kill Occupy Leaders

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By Truthdig, 01 July 13 id the FBI ignore, or even abet, a plot to assassinate Occupy Houston leaders?” asks investigative reporter Dave Lindorff at WhoWhatWhy. “What did the Feds know? Whom did they warn? And what did the Houston … Continue reading

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America’s World of Informers and Agent Provocateurs

By Todd Gitlin, TomDispatch 30 June 13   nly Martians, by now, are unaware of the phone and online data scooped up by the National Security Agency (though if it turns out that they are aware, the NSA has surely picked up … Continue reading

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Turkish Unions Strike, Joining Mass Protests

June 07, 2013 / Samantha Winslow, with translations by Zeynepgül Atsız and Özlem İlyas Tolunay Protesters faced off with police in Istanbul June 1. Two labor federations have joined Turkey’s widespread anti-government demonstrations, holding strikes this week to oppose public sector … Continue reading

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Why are Homeowners Being Jailed for Demanding Wall Street Prosecutions?

Activists put up tents during a protest outside the US Justice Department in Washington, D.C. (photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) By John Knefel, Rolling Stone 24 May 13   Bankers go free while cops tase peaceful protesters and the Department of … Continue reading

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Tuition Protesters Are Still in Top Office at Cooper Union

Bryan Thomas for The New York Times Students occupying the president’s office held an online chat on Wednesday with incoming freshmen. As embattled encampments go, the president’s office at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Artis not exactly … Continue reading

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Think the IRS Was Bad? Try the Spying on Occupy Activists

By Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive 21 May 13   ith all the hullabaloo over the IRS’s special scrutiny of Tea Party groups, a far worse case of political meddling and governmental overreach has been going on: The spying on leftwing … Continue reading

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