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Occupy Wall Street

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  • Group claims it has erased some students' debts

    Group claims it has erased some students' debts
    An affiliate of Occupy Wall Street claims to have eliminated $3,856,866.11 worth of student loans in a program dedicated to buying debt. The Rolling Jubilee, a project of Occupy offshoot Strike Debt, used about $107,000 of donated money to buy the loans...
  • 'Pay 2 Play' takes aim at big money's effect in politics

    'Pay 2 Play' takes aim at big money's effect in politics
    Citing the Citizens United case, the Hobby Lobby case, the Koch brothers, Occupy Wall Street, "stand your ground" and other trending topics of recent civil discourse, the documentary "Pay 2 Play" lays out a compelling case against corporate personhood and...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Yes Men Are Revolting'

    The further adventures of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno -- not that those are necessarily their real names -- are chronicled in "The Yes Men Are Revolting." The prankster activists here turn their imaginative shaming schemes toward those corporations...
  • Chan Lowe: Do corporations have religious beliefs?

    Chan Lowe: Do corporations have religious beliefs?
    Who can forget Mitt Romney’s fateful campaign line, “Corporations are people too, my friend?” It was just the kind of rhetorical faux pas that reinforced the developing narrative of Romney as a soulless plutocrat.   Back at the...
  • 75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on

    75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on
    As we approach the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath," we are as concerned as ever with the subject of the increasing gap between the very rich and the other 99 percent of us. Due to our current Snapchat- and Twitter-sized...
  • #myNYPD Twitter campaign boomerangs across the nation

    The New York Police Department has learned the hard way that Twitter is a two-edged sword with a point that has deeply embedded itself into the department's self-image. The department this week decided to stick a virtual toe into the 21st century by...
  • 'The People's Platform' takes on the digital age of exploitation

    With every click, every tweet, every share, am I being exploited or am I taking advantage of the digital revolution? This is the question I kept asking myself as I read Astra Taylor's "The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the...
  • Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist

    Jonathan Schell dies at 70; author and anti-nuclear activist
    Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and activist who wrote passionately and cogently about war and politics for more than 40 years, condemning conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement with his horrifyingly detailed...
  • MUSIC

    MUSIC
    Deltron 3030: The trifecta of alt-rappers - Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan "the Automator" Nakamura and DJ Kid Koala - are busy promoting "Event 2," the supergroup's second album and its first in 13 years. The 2013 concept album is rife with...
  • Daniel Bryan's Occupy Raw movement gives him chance for title shot at WrestleMania

    Daniel Bryan's Occupy Raw movement gives him chance for title shot at WrestleMania
    In September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement began. Two-and-a-half years later, an Occupy movement succeeded on WWE Raw. Taking a page from the Chicago crowd trying to “Hijack Raw” last week, Daniel Bryan came out with a demand for...
  • Campus throwdown: Students are forcing out graduation speakers

    Campus throwdown: Students are forcing out graduation speakers
    With a few exceptions, most graduation speeches are forgettable: Work hard. Chase your dreams. Don’t give up. But the most forgettable graduation speech of all is the one that never happens, which seems to be happening more and more these days....