Category Archives: Main Street Movement

Square Deal

The term “fair deal” has been bandied about of late, but I like “square deal” because it resonates with all the issues wrapped up in the fight over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Both a movement and a president have … Continue reading

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Occupy Valley Forge

While nonpartisan frustration with the direction of occupation protests had begun to mount, the movement was already planning an organized retreat to Winter quarters. In an essay on activism as kulturkampf, Micah White writes at Adbusters: We can accelerate the #OCCUPYHOMES meme … Continue reading

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Occupy for the Little Guy

This is the most encouraging possible transition for Occupy protests to make. Decamping the parks and bivouacking in the front yards of fraudulent-foreclosure victims brings the activism right to Main Street, USA, where the 99% live: As I’ve said before, the … Continue reading

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Occupy Voting Booths

Clausewitz observed that war was the continuation of politics by other means. At this blog, we have observed many times how politics seem to become a furtherance of warfare by other means. Politics is a human invention for resolving crisis … Continue reading

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This Is How We Move America

Remember this while police across the country try and fail to shut down the Occupation movement:

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Youth Always Lead The Way

Watch Chris Hayes, via C&L: No, Egypt and America are not the same country. But it doesn’t matter; today’s young, progressive generation is reaching adulthood and finding it a far heavier burden than their parents. Their demands are as recognizably … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Let Lewis Speak

Late joiners are often the most important ones. The gates of the movement have to open up and let people in, and that includes latecomers. That includes the ones who hold offices with the Democratic Party, but especially when they … Continue reading

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The Buffet Rule Is In The American Jobs Act

Save 400,000 teaching jobs? Create 1.9 million jobs? Restore vital infrastructure? Nope, Eric Cantor won’t even put the bill up for a vote. Yet the president refuses to quit, and I rather suspect he won’t stop waving this jobs bill … Continue reading

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How To Occupy Main Street From Wall Street

I’m hardly “power elite” or “establishment media,” but apparently I’m a “liberal scold” when it comes to occupying Wall Street. Kevin Gosztola on the crowd in Liberty Park, via FDL: The organizers, who pride themselves in being “leaderless,” have sought … Continue reading

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Occupying Main Street, Not Just Wall Street

Los Angeles bus riders joined the National Day of Action to stop 37% cuts in federal public transit outlays. Breaking out of “issue silos” means bringing groups like this into the fold of a mass movement to end austerity and … Continue reading

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This Is The Problem

The Nelsons. No, not the crappy singing duo with the long white hair. The senators from Nebraska and Florida, playing like swing votes: Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, who is up for reelection in 2012, has supported raising taxes on millionaires … Continue reading

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