Tag: Occupy Wall Street

What’s Next for Occupy?

Spring is in the air. Will Occupy reignite?

Posted in Personal Liberty, Jobs and the Economy

Occupy Wall Street Comes to Brooklyn

I have been pretty critical of the of the Occupy Wall Street movement. You can find my published thoughts on the topic here and here. Standing outside the library the other night I was baffled as to why there were a bunch of helicopters hovering around my neighborhood. When I went inside and checked the news it was a bit unclear what was going on…

Posted in Personal Liberty, Music and Activism

Questlove Sounds the Alarm at OWS Raid

A certain famous musician was one of the first people to call attention to the impending police raid at Zuccotti Park in New York City last night

Posted in Music and Activism

Occupy vs. Tea Party: By The Numbers

Let’s break down the differences – and similarities – between America’s most popular protest movements.

Posted in Politics and Elections

Power Dynamic Shifting Between People and Banks

Bank of America dropped its $5 monthly fee for debit cards. “National Bank Transfer Day” is tomorrow, with thousands of people expected to pull their money from large banks. Has the power shifted to the people?

Posted in Jobs and the Economy

A Constitutional Amendment to Limit Money in Politics

In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street protests, a Senator has proposed a constitutional amendment that would limit corporate influence in politics. But even this brash move would not keep corporations from being considered “people” in the eyes of the law.

Posted in Politics and Elections

Did Oakland Cops Forget How Civil Disobedience Works?

Violent police crackdowns are only adding fuel to Occupy Wall Street, argues a HeadCount blogger. Why didn’t they realize that in Oakland?

Posted in Personal Liberty

Registering Voters at Occupy Wall Street

HeadCount volunteers and interns have been hitting “Occupy Wall Street” to register voters. The reactions have been eye-opening.

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

21st Century Protest Songs Have a Digital Home

As Occupy Wall Street grows, the movement’s unofficial soundtrack is coming together on Facebook and SoundCloud

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

A Critique of the Critic: Another View on the Wall Street Protest

The conversation about Occupy Wall Street continues… Responding to a blog post yesterday, a reader-turned blogger says “The system is obviously broken, and… average Americans are finally standing up for their rights. They deserve respect.”

Posted in Jobs and the Economy