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Equal Pay Day Rally Flush with Bluster, Bankrupt on Plan of Action

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April 11, 2014
Equal Pay Day Rally Flush with Bluster, Bankrupt on Plan of Action

Story and photos by Pete Shaw At a Portland City Hall rally on Tuesday in celebration of Equal Pay Day, most of the City’s commissioners and some state-level politicians spoke of the great gains that have been made toward leveling the pay gap between women and men, as well as the need to go...
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Obamacare Victory Prescription for Left Defeat

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July 15, 2012
Obamacare Victory Prescription for Left Defeat

by Shamus Cooke The political victory for President Obama in the Supreme Court has created an interesting shift in American politics. More important than the blow against his Republican opponent has been the re-energizing of Obama’s base–a loose coalition of liberals, labor and leftists. Many in these groups were lured into supporting Obamacare because...
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We Need A Third Option

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June 14, 2012
We Need A Third Option

by Chris Bergsten I have a radical proposal for Occupiers: let’s support a Presidential candidate. Barack Obama rose to the presidency by appealing to the nation’s desire for progress and change. In a time when eight years under President George W. Bush saw us embroiled in illegitimate wars, belligerent foreign policy, a growing police...
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How the Democrats Exploit Occupy

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June 9, 2012
How the Democrats Exploit Occupy

By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer There has been much talk about attempts by various organizations such as the Democratic Party and some top officials in organized labor to co-opt Occupy in order to steer this movement in directions beneficial to themselves. Such attempts can hardly be surprising, given the use that many in...
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What Kind of Job Creation Do We Need?

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June 4, 2012
What Kind of Job Creation Do We Need?

by Mark Vorpahl In this presidential election year, when the outcome hinges on the economy, the phrases “job creation” and “job creators” are quick to roll off the candidates’ tongues. It is not hard to see why. With up to 24 million unemployed and underemployed, and those working subject to the downward pressure this...
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Counter Revolution Disguised as Democracy in Egypt

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May 31, 2012
Counter Revolution Disguised as Democracy in Egypt

by Shamus Cooke In a country where the embers of revolution are still glowing, you would assume that a presidential election would produce a revolutionary-appearing government. Not so in Egypt. The revolutionaries who toppled the hated dictator Mubarak will have zero representation in the upcoming runoff election for president. Those who opposed the revolution,...
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Can Obama Stop Casino Capitalism?

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May 28, 2012
Can Obama Stop Casino Capitalism?

by Shamus Cooke The recent JPMorgan scandal where billions of dollars were lost in risky bets has re-ignited the move to properly regulate the U.S. banking system. Among those asking for new regulations is Robert Reich, former labor secretary to Bill Clinton. Recently Reich made a plea of sorts to President Obama, whom he...
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The First Domino Falls in Greece

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May 26, 2012
The First Domino Falls in Greece

by Shamus Cooke After the last Greek elections rejected austerity and caused a global uproar, early polling indicates that the next Greek elections — scheduled for June 17 — will do the same, albeit with more fury. Greece’s situation is not an isolated event, but a bellwether for the industrial world and beyond. The...
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Steve Novick Wants More Money in Politics – His Politics!

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May 14, 2012
Steve Novick Wants More Money in Politics – His Politics!

by Stephen Quirke Steve Novick is an odd fellow. He seems to fashion himself a rebel, a brave upstart pushing bold new ideas. But I’ve been noticing some weird things about Novick, a pattern that I’m finding it hard to ignore. That pattern is simply this: on the big issues – on the structural...
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A Few Good Democrats are Not Enough

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May 10, 2012
A Few Good Democrats are Not Enough

This piece is from the Occupied News Wire. It originally appeared in the Occupied Wall Street Journal. by Max Berger As long as there has been a thing called Occupy Wall Street, there have been people who’ve suggested it should become the left’s version of the Tea Party. Josh Harkinson’s piece is a notable contribution to...
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