An article originally posted in the SJ-R
By BERNARD SCHOENBURG (email@example.com) The State Journal-Register
The Occupy movement should take credit for chasing the G-8 Summit out of Chicago in May, a founder of the radical 1970s Weather Underground said in Springfield Tuesday.
“They realized the couldn’t actually put on their [...]
Bill Ayers, a founder of the radical 1970s’ Weather Underground, will speak in Springfield Tuesday at the invitation of a group called Foundation for a United Front.
“He’s going to be just talking about activism — what it meant [...]
Let’s not be fooled that the 2010 midterm election was a preview of the rise of theRepublican Party. As we’ve all witnessed the Republican primary season taking numerous twists and turns, they still have a few problems. These include but are not limited to, the decline of the Tea Party, the current leadership within the Republican National [...]
1. Human rights must be taken absolutely seriously. Every single person is entitled to dignity and human rights. No application needed. No exclusions at all. This is our highest priority.
2. We must radically reinvent contemporary democracy. Current systems are deeply corrupt and not responsive to the needs of people. Representatives chosen by money and [...]
I spent Friday morning sitting on a wooden bench in a fourth-floor courtroom in the New York Criminal Court in Manhattan. I was waiting to be sentenced for “disturbing the peace” and “refusing to obey a lawful order” during an Occupy demonstration in front of Goldman Sachs in November.
Those sentenced before me constituted the [...]
On June 5, 2011 Champaign police choked a 20 year old African-American man in the back seat of a squad car while he was in handcuffs. His crime? Asking why he had been stopped, roughed up, and pepper sprayed while walking in campus town.
For the Left, the big news of the New Hampshire primary has been greeted with an embarrassed silence. For there the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, for example “Progressive” Democrats of America, failed completely to put forward a candidate for peace. This failure was not unexpected since the candidate of the progressives was and [...]
by John Jacobsen
Since its explosion onto the political scene in September, Occupy Wall Street has taken our nation by storm; it has led stirring marches, an attempted general strike, occupations of banks and abandoned buildings, disruptions of political speeches and press events, and a massive West Coast shut down of major port terminals.
The New Normal: Economic Weakness and Decline – by Stephen Lendman
On Friday, S & P cut credit ratings for nine EU countries, including France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Portugal, Malta, Slovenia, Slovakia and Cyprus. It was old news but not good.
France was downgraded from AAA to AA+.
So was Austria.
Italy fell [...]
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