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Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
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The protest in the heart of New York City's financial quarter didn't impinge on me until a 'heads up' came via a Twitter post. By then 'Occupy Wall Street' was at least a week old and the NYPD had…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by joe taylor Dec 10, 2011.

 

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Cloud replied to kevin Frayne's discussion Neoliberalism and corruption in America ( should we be more careful)
"I'm posting here -- in good (and somewhat blind) faith -- a link to a website that discusses economics. Originally a blog called 'Delusional Economics' it has now moved to a new spot, merging with another site with similar…"
Dec 11, 2011
joe taylor replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"There is good reason for Rolling Stone to be concerned. The Real News has an interview with Larry Wilkerson about the National Defense Authorization Act that passed the Senate giving the military power for indefinite detention without trial. "
Dec 10, 2011
Cloud replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"Rolling Stone is concerned about a piece of legislation currently passing through U.S. Senate. Implications for all U.S. 'Occupies' and anyone else who gets a bit 'narky' about the…"
Dec 10, 2011
joe taylor replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"That link didn't work for me Cloud (two x http:// ?) but this one does http://paulgilding.com/cockatoo-chronicles/occupy-wall-st.html"
Nov 6, 2011
Cloud replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"http://http://paulgilding.com/cockatoo-chronicles/occupy-wall-st.html Paul's Cockatoo Chronicles are worth a read ... regularly ..."
Nov 6, 2011
joe taylor replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"Rather a lot is being written and said about the growing world-wide occupy movement - just look at the coverage the Real News is devoting to the topic http://therealnews.com/t2/   An in interesting concept is how the more seasoned…"
Nov 6, 2011
joe taylor replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"Thanks Lorna That was a real good read. He wrote it in February. Here's his latest: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15326636"
Oct 18, 2011
Lorna Prescott replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"I just came across this blog written in February by someone working for the BBC, feels a little relevant to this discussion: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/paulmason/2011/02/twenty_reasons_why_its_kicking.html It's some thoughts about a…"
Oct 18, 2011
Cloud replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"The number of 'occupies' around the word has now risen to over 1500. We now have 'Occupy Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth which all launched on Saturday (15th). Small starts, all of them, and Australia is certainly far better off…"
Oct 15, 2011
Cloud replied to Nick Beddow's discussion a real alternative to Capitalism? in the group Beyond capitalism
"The name Paul Gilding may not be familiar to you, and if that's the case may I suggest a look at his website paulgilding.com and his book 'The Great Disruption' with couple of subtitle options according to where the book's…"
Oct 10, 2011
Cloud replied to Nick Beddow's discussion a real alternative to Capitalism? in the group Beyond capitalism
"Economics is a 'dark art' to me and one about which I know absolutely nothing. So no suggestions for 'grand scheme' changes from me, I'm afraid. I wonder, though, if there's mileage to be had from the kind of…"
Oct 10, 2011
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Oct 10, 2011
joe taylor replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"It looks like it's developing into a movement when you look through this lot"
Oct 9, 2011
joe taylor replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"Here's another link to the wall street protest that is gathering momentum in America. If the cops stop cracking skulls and stand by the protesters the job would be done and dusted."
Oct 8, 2011
joe taylor replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"You can see from here that the protest is spreading world-wide. There's been very little about all this in the UK media that I've noticed. Has anyone else seen much about it on national telelvision or in press?"
Oct 7, 2011
joe taylor replied to Cloud's discussion Is 'Occupy Wall Street' a flash-in-the-pan or the start of something big?
"  This video is the latest from The Real News You can see from it that it's gathering momentum and about time too.  The unions and all sorts of other organisations are joining in. Like Nick says, no telling what effect this will have…"
Oct 6, 2011

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