Imprisoned Torture Whistleblower John Kiriakou Thanks Supporters in New “Letter from Loretto”

By: Wednesday May 28, 2014 12:32 pm

We received another “Letter from Loretto” from our friend and imprisoned torture whistleblower John Kiriakou last week. In this most recent letter, John pens a heartfelt thank-you to supporters for their efforts on his behalf: for the May 9th Day of Action in Washington, DC and across the nation, as well as for sending his [...]

Growing Majority Says There Is Strong Conflict Between the Rich and the Poor

By: Thursday January 12, 2012 7:43 am

Over the past two years the number of Americans who say there is a “very strong” or “strong” conflict between the rich and the poor has skyrocketed. According to Pew Research, in 2009 only 47 percent of Americans said there was a very strong or strong conflict between the rich and the poor. That number [...]

Support for Occupy Wall Street Unchanged Since Late Month

By: Monday November 21, 2011 1:39 pm

The overall level of popular support for the Occupy Wall Street movement has remained basically unchanged since last month according to Gallup. What I find most interesting about the poll is that the “neither” number has remained so high even after a month of significant media coverage. It is a reminder that even though the [...]

National Lawyers Guild Files FOIA Regarding Federal Role in Occupy Raids

By: Monday November 21, 2011 8:18 am

I’ve previously stated my curiosity about who is paying for these massive late, style raids on the Occupy encampments. Getting hundreds of officers working overtime in the middle of the night isn’t cheap. That is why I’m glad legal groups supporting the occupations are taking steps to find out what role, if any, the federal [...]

Where Is the Money for These Raids on Occupations Coming From?

By: Wednesday November 16, 2011 11:15 am

Watching the massive late night raids on the occupations at places like Oakland and New York City I’m left thinking, who is paying for all this? These massive late night raids can’t be cheap. They involve dozens, perhaps hundreds of police officers, often brought in from other nearby jurisdictions. There just aren’t that many police [...]

Mayors’ Strategy Against Occupations: Let Them Eat Snow or Pepper Spray

By: Tuesday November 15, 2011 8:28 am

A nation wide pattern, possibly coordinated among officials from many states, has emerged for how political officials are trying to deal with the occupy protest. In the Northern locations the pattern has been to wait until the cold winter freezes them out. In the warmer climates, where the cold can’t be counted on to crush [...]

Poll: Government Does Too Little to Help Regular People; Too Much for the Rich

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 11:57 am

This particular poll result from Pew Research does a very good job of encapsulating the mood of the country and revealing why the 99 percent movement has managed to gain so much steam over the past month and a half. In these economic hard times strong majorities say that the government doesn’t do enough for [...]

No Such Thing as “Non-Lethal” Weapons

By: Wednesday October 26, 2011 2:41 pm

Reading the coverage and watching the horrifying footage of the police breaking up the occupy Oakland protest, it is an important time to remind everyone, especially the media, that there is no such thing as “non-lethal” weapons. There are only weapons that tend to be less deadly. The weapons often used by police for crowd [...]

Aim Big

By: Thursday October 13, 2011 1:32 pm

I haven’t written about what I think the Occupy Wall Street protesters policy demands should or shouldn’t be because I don’t feel it is my place. Yet as I see more and more people tell the Occupy Wall Street people what they should demand, I feel there is simply one piece of advice I must [...]