Occupation: Coming to a City Near You?


By Mary Bottari || The Occupation Is On The Move, Find a Big Bank Protest Near You ||

October 24, 2011 “PRWatch” – U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone used to say “sometimes you have to pick a fight to win one.”

Now Occupy Wall Street has picked one, right in Jamie Dimon’s backyard.

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An Open Letter to Wall Street


by: William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed ||

Cancel my subscription To the resurrection Send my credentials to the House of detention I got some friends inside…

- James Douglas Morrison

Before anything else, I would like to apologize for the mess outside your office. It’s been three weeks since all those hippies and punk-rockers and students and union members and working mothers and single fathers and airline [...]

A New American Revolution Class Warfare Accelerating, Democracy Losing Grip


By Paul B. Farrell ||

October 04, 2011 “MarketWatch” – SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Memo to the Super Rich, your high-paid lobbyists and your no-compromise political puppets whose sole mission is destroying the presidency: Yes, you are succeeding. You’re also killing the economy.

Thanks to your self-destructive ideology, America is [...]

Class Warfare Indeed!



By Michael Parenti |

October 02, 2011 “Information Clearing House

– Over the last two decades or more, Republicans have been denouncing as “class warfare” any attempt at criticizing and restraining their mean one-sided system of capitalist financial expropriation.

The [...]

Class Warfare: Bring It On!


By Richard Reeves ||

LOS ANGELES—President Obama came out here last Tuesday to proclaim himself a “warrior for the middle class.” Would that it were true.

In a similar situation to what we have today—that is the rich get richer and the poor (and middle class) get poorer—President Franklin Roosevelt said of what used to be called plutocrats: “I welcome their hatred.”

I’m not sure that Obama, the rationalist [...]

Real Class War Is Working to Keep Those Below You Down

Tax cut bully

by: Joshua Holland, AlterNet | Op-Ed |

Contrary to popular belief, the United States is not a meritocracy, and amid cries of class warfare, Americans are getting the worst of both worlds.

That conservatives are greeting the deficit reduction package Barack Obama presented on Monday – one that includes a new minimum tax on millionaires – with howls of ‘class warfare’ is as predictable as the sun rising in the [...]

Class Warfare My Ass


by: William Rivers Pitt, Truthout | Op-Ed |                                       

I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality.

- George Bernard Shaw

I have been saying this for years upon years, but it bears repeating: the most awesome, fearsome, and effective weapon in the arsenal of [...]

The Social Contract


– By Paul Krugman – September 23, 2011 “NY Times”

–This week President Obama said the obvious: that wealthy Americans, many of whom pay remarkably little in taxes, should bear part of the cost of reducing the long-run budget deficit. And Republicans like Representative Paul Ryan responded with shrieks of “class warfare.”

It was, of course, nothing of the sort. On the contrary, it’s people like Mr. Ryan, who [...]

How Socialists Built America


| By John Nichols | | April 16, 2011 “The Nation” | — If there’s one constant in the elite national discourse of the moment, it is the claim that America was founded as a capitalist country and that socialism is a dangerous foreign import that, despite our unwarranted faith in free trade, [...]

22 Statistics That Prove The Middle Class Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America


By Michael Snyder | The 22 statistics that you are about to read prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence in America.

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer at a staggering rate.  Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but [...]