Occupy

Occupy’s Millionaire Lobbyist Friend

Roanoke branch of activist group protests for Democratic gubernatorial candidate

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.

Occupy’s Problem: It’s Too Serious, or Something

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.

Look for the Union Label … at the World Social Forum

AFL-CIO to attend anti-Israel, anti-capitalism forum

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.

Occufail

Tens of protesters mark one-year anniversary of Occupy DC

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.

Occupy Hope and Change

Fury at Obama erupts as Occupy Wall Street rallies in New York City

Numerous protesters at yesterday’s Occupy Wall Street rally in New York City viciously blasted President Obama as a horrible failure, signaling a major break from a liberal base that once celebrated Obama’s lofty rhetoric of hope and change.

May Day Disarray

Disorganized Occupy Wall Street anarchists flood NYC streets during annual commie protest

The largely dormant Occupy Movement sprung into action in celebration of May Day, a holiday originally established to honor the beginning of spring. In recent years, however, the so-called holiday has been coopted by left wing radicals and various unions who aim to highlight what they describe as the average worker’s plight.

Occupy Advertises on Craigslist

The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment has been an outspoken ally of the Occupy movement. It is now looking for part-time workers willing to take the message of higher taxes to the public for $12 per hour.