Monthly Archives: December 2012

FBI Violated Constitution by Branding Occupy a Terrorist Threat

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment 29 December 12   econd Amendment fundamentalists push for open carrying of firearms in public, and armed gun nuts even attended one of President Obama’s rallies in Arizona. That was apparently just all right with the … Continue reading

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How the FBI Coordinated the Crackdown on Occupy

By Naomi Wolf, Guardian UK 29 December 12   New documents prove what was once dismissed as paranoid fantasy: totally integrated corporate-state repression of dissent   t was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent … Continue reading

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F.B.I. Counterterrorism Agents Monitored Occupy Movement, Records Show

  Robert Stolarik for The New York Times A group of protesters gathered in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 17, 2011, the day that the Occupy Wall Street movement began. By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and COLIN MOYNIHAN WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigationused … Continue reading

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How Occupy Wall Street got religion

People-Powered News and Analysis OCCUPY YEAR II by Nathan Schneider | December 20, 2012 (The Indypendent/Lynne Foster)  A year ago around this time, Occupy Wall Street was celebrating Advent — the season when Christians anticipate the birth of Jesus at Christmas. … Continue reading

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The best response to disaster: Go on the offensive

OCCUPY YEAR II Waging Nonviolence by Yotam Marom | December 3, 2012 Sign at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew on Clinton Ave. in Brooklyn (batmanwi.com/Jenna Pope)  They say the best defense is a good offense. I Googled the … Continue reading

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Staten Island Volunteers Fear City Will Hamper Their Hurricane Relief Efforts

By COLIN MOYNIHAN and CHRISTOPHER MAAG Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times Aiman Youseff in a Hurricane Sandy relief tent that stands at the address where his Staten Island house once did. Volunteers said that a city official asked that the site … Continue reading

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Occupy Sandy a Reminder of Occupy’s Original Spirit

Jeffrey Lawrence and Luis Moreno-Caballud, Yes! Magazine “It would seem that after nearly a year of ‘wander[ing] in a desert of more intellectual, less visible projects, like farming, fighting debt and theorizing on banking,’ the Occupy movement has finally found … Continue reading

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Kenya Bans Importation of GMO Foods

Occupy Monsanto Occupy reports: “This she says was following the decision made by the cabinet to ban the importation of GMO foods into the country due to inadequate research done on GMOs.” READ MORE

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Strike Launches Largest Union Drive in US Fast Food History

Peter Rugh, Waging Nonviolence Rugh reports: “Working conditions at fast food franchises tend to be about the same across the board: highly exploitive.” READ MORE  

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