Occupy Wall Street One Year Later: Ten Key Charts About Inequality


Today marks the one year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests, and activists intend to mark the milestone by holding a new round of demonstrations. Dozens have already been arrested, even before the main protests began.

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 08:36

Overzealous NYPD: Man Arrested at Zuccotti for Yelling; Code Pink Codirector Arrested for Throwing a Bra

Recently, it appears the NYPD is getting even more voracious in their policing, with increasing examples of arrests over absurd and unclear violations. Today at Zuccotti Park, where protesters are commemorating the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, there's already been at least one arrest under confused pretenses, when a man was hauled in, apparently, for yelling. The New York Times:

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 07:35

North Dakota Senate Candidate Remains Quiet on "Life In Prison" Abortion Vote


North Dakota Congressman Rick Berg's2007 vote to make an abortion a crime with it a life sentence hasn't become a key campaign talking point. To Berg, however, that makes sense. According to him, most of state's residents would agree with him on that vote.

Via In-Forum:

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 06:56

Romney's Campaign Failure: Blaming Anyone Except Republican Ideas

The Romney campaign is struggling, and we already know that movement conservatives are planning to blame a Romney loss, if it happens, on Romney himself, for his alleged lack of conservative purism. Now we see, from a lengthy Politico story titled "Inside the Campaign: How Romney Stumbled," that Romney's team is going to blame chief campaign strategist Stuart Stevens, while the punditocracy is going to blame Romney-the-manager, not Romney-the-candidate:

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 06:33

Memo to Rick Santorum: Hey, Americans Need those Smart People

Speaking at the socially conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington DC today, former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania made a commentthat may be as long-remembered as his remark about Man-on-Dog sexual relations.


Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 06:29

Hezbollah Calls for Week of Protests over Islam Film


Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah called for a week of protests across Lebanon over a film mocking Islam, as symbols of US influence were targeted by angry Muslims in many countries across the world.

In the latest outpouring of anger, around 1,000 Afghans took to the streets of Kabul on Monday, throwing stones at a US base, torching cars and shouting "Death to America", police said.

Date: Mon, 09/17/2012 - 06:21

Occupy Rosh Hashanah Kicks Off Jewish New Year in Zuccotti Park

Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish calendar and one of the two High Holidays (along with Yom Kippur) this year fell on the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. And since the faith community has been a big part of Occupy and last year's Yom Kippur ceremony in Zuccotti was such a memorable experience (described to me by two different people this week as the most meaningful Jewish experience they'd had), Occupy Judaism took this opportunity to once again celebrate in the park.

Date: Sun, 09/16/2012 - 20:02

Chicago Teachers Strike Continues; Rahm Vows Legal Action

The Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates met Sunday afternoon, and decided to stay out on strike while delegates talked to rank and file teachers about the tentative deal reached Friday:

Date: Sun, 09/16/2012 - 19:44