Category Archives: UNEMPLOYMENT

#OWS: The brand leaders cannot afford to ignore

By Paul Mason, Nov 2, 2011, Re-posted from BBC News Cannes, France: I can sense very clearly here at Cannes that this is the moment “the masses” start shaping the policy response to the global financial crisis. Why? Because everybody … Continue reading

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Occupy first. Demands come later

by Slavoj Žižek · 26/10/2011 · guardian.co.uk The problem is not corruption or greed, the problem is the system that pushes you to be corrupt. The reason protesters went out is that they had enough of the world where recycling … Continue reading

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Robert Reich at OccupySF, Police walk out on their own meeting after OSF arrives, OSF at Harvey Milk Plaza

Read the article by Andrew Dalton on SFist “Make so much of a ruckus – nonviolently – that Washington can’t help but pay attention.”  Robert Reich to Occupy SF Robert Reich gives a speech to Occupy SF protesters at Justin … Continue reading

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HomoEconomics

“Predatory Lending? It wasn’t me!” Upload and quote from Global Justice Ecology Project: “When an angry crowd forecloses on Wall Street (or, in this case, Wells Fargo), they need some entertainment to keep them going. A queer crew of San … Continue reading

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U.S. Incomes Declined More During “Recovery” Than In Recession: Study

And yet more reasons to support OCCUPY WALL STREET! By Jillian Berman HUFFINGTON POST  The U.S. economy may technically be in a recovery, but it likely doesn’t feel that way for many Americans when grabbing for their wallets. Median annual household … Continue reading

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OECD Figures Indicate Economy’s Future Continues To Darken

More reasons to support the movement to OCCUPY! throughout the world: REUTERS (Vicky Buffery) – The outlook for the world’s major economies is continuing to darken according to the latest data from the OECD published on Monday, which showed sharp … Continue reading

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The Depression: If Only Things Were That Good

More reasons why OCCUPY WALL STREET! is so critical to the future success of the U.S. and the rest of the world: By David Leonhardt New York Times UNDERNEATH the misery of the Great Depression, the United States economy was quietly … Continue reading

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Is This Really “UNEXPECTED?”

We don’t think so. Read our Points To Consider to see why you should expect these numbers to only get worse with the current system/plan. Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise To 428,000 As Labor Market Stalls REUTERS WASHINGTON – The number … Continue reading

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The Oddness of the President’s Upcoming Deficit-Reduction Plan

By Robert Reich On Monday the President will offer ways to pay for his $467 billion American Jobs Act mostly by increasing taxes on the wealthy. I’m all in favor, but it’s an odd strategy. If any Republican was prepared … Continue reading

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Two Cheers and One Jeer for the American Jobs Act

by Robert Reich Two cheers for the President and his America’s Jobs Act. Cheer Number One: In presenting it to a joint session of Congress, he sounded as passionate and determined as he’s ever sounded. Second cheer: He laid out … Continue reading

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