Occupy Wall Street dying down

Justin Roczniak   I was really excited for Occupy Wall Street, I really was. Arab Spring seemed so easy. All those people did was stand around in a public square for a few days, and their oppressive and entrenched rulers pulled a Snagglepuss and exited stage left. Surely a few… Continued

Occupy Wall Street’s next steps

Roger McCain   The Occupy Wall Street movement that emerged in the summer and fall of last year was a creative new development in American politics. Their novel tactic of nonviolent mass trespassing will probably continue to influence events for years to come. It is becoming clear, however, that the… Continued

Vital time for occupy movement

Robert Zaller   The Occupy Wall Street movement is now almost four months old. It began with the spontaneous occupation of Zuccotti Park, a private enclave adjacent to New York’s Financial District, and has since mushroomed across the country. Few, if any, major cities have lacked an occupation. Most have… Continued

The President, cops gone wild

Robert Zaller   The police crackdowns on the Occupy Wall Street movement have thrown a glaring new spotlight on a law enforcement system that seems increasingly out of control. Some of New York’s police officers were found to be involved in gun and drug trafficking. In Los Angeles, dozens of… Continued

Anarchists and their black bloc

Roger McCain   The “Occupy Wall Street” movement, inspired by the Arab Spring revolutions, has rapidly and creatively established its own organizational style for the protests, relying on town meeting, rough consensus, democratic decision making and nonviolence. Their tactics and objectives have grown more aggressive, especially in Oakland, with a… Continued

Changing the tide on Wall Street

William Lukas   A few weeks ago, London independent stock trader Alessio Rastani said, “Ah, that’s a tough one. Ah, personally, it doesn’t matter. That’s — see — see — you see I’m a trader. I don’t really care about that kind of stuff. I go with — if I… Continued

The future do-it-yourself utopia

Roger McCain   As I write, the “Occupy Wall Street” movement continues and has spread to cities from Portland, Maine to Santa Barbara to Philadelphia. The demonstrators seem to be mostly young people who see little future for themselves in the “new normal” economy. They have been criticized for having… Continued

Students weigh in on job crisis

College seniors and recent graduates are grappling, at Drexel and across the nation, with abysmal economic prospects as the youth unemployment rate soars and job creation remains stagnant. The Steinbright Career Development Center has introduced and maintained Dragon Jobs, a website to aid seniors and recent graduates in their job… Continued