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 weeks of Occupy would lead [...]
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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 Occupy movement will have to [...]
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 camped in public parks or, [...]
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 prisoner beatings are under investigation, [...]
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 general strike and closure of [...]
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 see an opportunity to make [...]
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 no agenda and no specific [...]
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 search, since September 2010. While [...]
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