Occupy Wall Street

Can Rich Millennials Be Convinced to Give Their Money Away?

A nonprofit helping wealthy young progressives become active philanthropists has gained new life under the Trump administration.<p>When Emily Kirkland, a self-described climate-change activist, was attempting to come to terms with the fact that she has what she describes as “direct access” to a trust …

Occupy Movement

Market Convinced A 'Trump Bump' 2.0 Is Set For 2018

It’s a consensus now: the market is bullish going into 2018. Trump Bump 2.0 is underway. Leading indicators for October are near record-breaking. CNBC’s Rick Santelli is downright celebratory. This is all-systems-go time.<p>“The dollar seems to have stalled and the Trump trade that faded by the second …

Economy

Yes, You Have Implicit Biases, Too

Teaching techniques like "the progressive stack" is a way for faculty members to circumvent our own buried prejudices.

Occupy Movement

Robert Reich’s “Saving Capitalism” is conservative, but conservatives will never admit it - Salon.com

"Saving Capitalism" is a movie that I must recommend, although not entirely for the reasons former Labor Secretary Robert Reich would want. He no doubt intended to make a provocative film that would inspire its viewers to become activists for socioeconomic justice.<p>Instead, this is a movie that …

U.S. Politics

Every Batman movie, ranked from worst to best

• <b>There are a lot of Batman movies.</b>• <b><br>The Christopher Nolan movies all rank pretty high among them, and the most recent ones from Zack Snyder? Not so much.</b><p>When people argue about which version of Batman is best, the debate usually boils down to a preference between Adam West’s fun-loving TV version; Tim …

Batman

RT Was Forced to Register as a Foreign Agent

On Monday, the Russian state-funded television network RT America met a Justice Department deadline to register as a “foreign agent” under the …

Liberal View

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele decries loss of civility, President Donald Trump in talk at Springfield Public Forum

When MSNBC political analyst and former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele took the stage at Springfield Symphony Hall Wednesday …

Elections

Trump's Crackdown on RT Met by Media, NGO Silence

The Justice Department's move forcing RT America to register as a foreign agent has received little to no criticism, or in some cases notice, from …

Liberal View

Bail Bloc

Izzy: The idea for the 1971 line is something I think Ari and I had both separately wanted to do for a long time: figure…<p>I am writing this on the …

Culture

Documenting a Legendary Publisher’s Final Project

Too few today are aware of what we owe Barney Rosset, whose legendary censorship battles smashed sexual taboos and blew open mid-century American …

Literature

Freelance Democratic Autopsy Document Released

This new document is well worth a read by anyone who cares about the future of the Democratic party.<p>For a long time now, I’ve been calling on the Democratic Party to go through the same soul-searching exercise that Republicans did in 2013 after losing a presidential election. The GOP, back then, …

Bernie Sanders

GOP tax plan hammers the middle class

Maybe you remember news of this startling claim:<p>Nearly half of American women — even married women earning six figures — fear winding up as “bag …

Boston

RT America Torched in Witch Hunt ’17

In one of the most horrendous blows to press freedom since the anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, the U.S. Department of Justice has forced the …

Liberal View

How will Democrats cope if Putin starts playing dirty tricks for Bernie Sanders (again)?

<i>James Kirchick is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age.”</i><p>When Russia interferes in the 2020 presidential election on behalf of Democratic nominee Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), how will liberals respond?<p>That …

Opinion

Why aren't the streets full of protest about the Paradise Papers?

In striking contrast to the bombshell release of the Panama Papers, the response this time has been muted. But that’s not reason for despair<p>The street-level response to the Paradise Papers, the mighty follow-up punch to last year’s Panama Papers, has been curiously tepid. This is probably not what …

Opinion

Bridging The Gap Between Jobs And Skills To Make The American Dream Achievable

Over the past several years, the rhetoric that makes up some of our societal fears and frustrations—the disparity in the distribution of wealth, educational barriers, and job opportunity– can be partially attributed to two phenomena: The income gap and the skills gap. This remains a complicated …

Occupy Movement

Neocons on the mat, but don’t write off the market

There is a growing disquiet around the developed world. After a decade of post-GFC prosperity (and 26 years of unbroken growth here in Australia), …

Occupy Movement

Local activists strive for social change

ASHEVILLE — Chances are you’ve seen the pictures on TV, online or in the local paper — swarms of protesters, signs in hand, gathered in the public …

Black Lives Matter

The Paradise Papers Are Just a Glimpse at the Unreal Wealth Gap

A new report on spiraling inequality in America is even more concerning given what the Paradise Papers showed us about how good rich people are at hiding money.<p>Six years after Occupy Wall Street got many of us talking, however briefly, about the yawning gap between rich and poor, economic …

Social Justice

100 Years of Communism, 100 Million Deaths, but a Silver Lining of Clever Jokes and Satire

There’s no way to sugarcoat the monstrous evil of communism. The death toll is simply too large.<p>But the silver lining to the dark cloud of Marxist …

Occupy Movement

The Paradise Papers leak is about one thing: growing inequality

Thanks to yet another massive data leak, the world has been gifted more secretive information about how the rich move their money around the world, avoiding taxes and hiding their association to dodgy financial deals. Featuring intel on everyone from the British queen to close aides of Donald …

Corruption

Get Rid of Capitalism? Millennials Are Ready to Talk About It

One of the hottest tickets in New York City this weekend was a discussion on whether to overthrow capitalism.<p>The first run of tickets to “Capitalism: …

Business

White, male students called on last in some classrooms

<i>‘Progressive stacking’ not new, not isolated to Penn</i>The backlash may be new, but the method is not.Controversy erupted recently after tweets from an …

Education

Not Every Kid-Bond Matures

The summation <i>Kids These Days</i> gives us is harrowing: here is a generation hurrying to give in to the unremitting, unforgiving commodification of the …

Long-form Journalism

Revolutionary Optimism in Despicable Times

<i>“Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which</i> …

Black History

Why the Far Right Thinks a Second U.S. Civil War Launches Saturday

Most of Jordan Peltz's videos got a dozen views at most. Then one went viral and helped the conspiracy gain steam.Veritas-AequitasUSA/YouTube …

Viral

Why Colin Kaepernick Matters So Much

Dave ZirinWhy has he become a symbol of hope and resistance? It’s complicated.The post Why Colin Kaepernick Matters So Much appeared first on The …

Liberal View

Greek Economist Yanis Varoufakis on Nazi Resurgence in Europe and Why "ISIS Loves Donald Trump"

We speak with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis about the rise of the far-right Golden Dawn party in his country and how their policies …

Liberal View

'Against Everything' Captures Mark Grief's Journey Towards Transformation

The problem with time-sensitive topics like social networks, reality TV, or even the concept of the Hipster in the observational essay, is that they …

Henry David Thoreau

Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White on being deceived by a Russian troll farm

Micah White says activism is being put at risk by Russian propagandists on social media.<p>The Occupy Wall Street movement co-founder said he was duped …

Propaganda