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Occupy Wall Street

Joseph Stiglitz Supports Occupy Wall Street

Joseph Stiglitz, the Columbia professor, Nobel Prize winner, and former chief economist at the World Bank, is best known for his critical attitude toward globalization and “free-market fundamentalism.” After he visited the Occupy Wall Street protest (video below) this week, he spoke to The National Memo about what can be done to satisfy the frustrations […]

October 4, 2011

How To Co-Opt Those Cops On Wall Street

The young (and not-so-young) protesters who came to Occupy Wall Street — and have stayed despite mass arrests — deserve thanks from the “99 percent” of Americans they claim to represent. Without articulating a clear set of demands, they have nevertheless voiced the frustration felt by millions of ordinary people who have lost homes, jobs, […]

October 4, 2011

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Organizers: We’re Loud, We’re Here, We’re Deliberately Unclear!

It’s lunchtime for the occupiers of Wall Street. The activists who have been camping out in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan since Sept. 17 to protest the power, wealth, and indifference of America’s major financial institutions need no help organizing their meals. Enormous submarine sandwiches and dozens of pizza boxes line the makeshift outdoor cafeteria […]

October 3, 2011

Part Group Therapy, Part Protest: Hundreds Descend On Manhattan To Occupy Wall Street

Outraged at money’s outsized — and growing — influence on politics, and still fuming at the bailout of the banks in 2008 and what they see as coddling of the industry since then, about a thousand activists came together in and around Wall Street on Saturday to lay their grievances at the doorsteps of America’s […]

September 18, 2011