The gubernatorial campaign of Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe recruited local “Occupy” demonstrators to protest a campaign event by his Republican opponent on Monday, but only about ten protesters showed up.
I approvingly cited Douglas Rushkoff’s new book Present Shock in yesterday’s post on the breakdown of narrative in the modern sitcom. Today, I would like to disapprovingly cite Rushkoff for the silly seriousness with which he treats Occupy Wall Street and its related rabblerousings.
Rushkoff is not a fan of the Tea Party, which he sees as perfectly suited to the era of soundbites and cable news and general stupidity. The Occupiers, however, were a font of wisdom in these troubled times. “The impatient rush to judgment of the Tea Party movement is only as unnerving as the perpetually patient deliberation of its counterpart present shock movement, Occupy Wall Street,” Rushkoff writes.
America’s largest labor federation will send employees to a conference in North Africa this month, where they can attend discussions on the evils of the United States, Israel, capitalism, and meat-eating.
One year to the day after it initiated its occupation of McPherson Square, Occupy D.C. returned in minuscule numbers to the park it left barren and muddy.
High expectations and an ideologically divided union have kept the Chicago Teachers Union strike from ending, the Chicago Tribune has reported.
Eighteen Occupy protestors were arrested on Saturday in Rochester, N.Y., after blocking traffic throughout the southeastern part of the city.
An “entertainer” and Charlotte Occupier has been arrested again, the day he was released from jail.
The Washington Post reports that some “hecklers” disrupted Mitt Romney visit to Philadelphia on Thursday.
Actor and 1 percent member Jason Alexander investigates the 99 percent, in a new video filmed for the parody site Funny or Die.