We are re-posting Cryn Johannsen’s message to activists and concerned folks who appreciate grass roots reporting, and are disappointed at the biased and nonsensical mainstream media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues: I am hitting the road to report about the occupy protests in 7-10 cities, and also want
As you may recall, I work as a marketing consultant in the downtown area of the Financial District. As such, on occasion, I am called upon to attend health fairs at various businesses in the Wall Street area. This week, I happened to be in the Trump Tower around its wealth, opulence and grandeur. I
It has been an eventful weekend for the tens of thousands of economic protesters around the United States, and for the tens of millions of poor and working class people those protesters represent. Although Occupy Wall Street has been underway for some weeks now, recently it has caught the attention of leading activists and public
Capitalists, when they buy stock (or “invest”) their cash, are really just pooling their property (money) with the property of other capitalists with the express purpose of gaining the economic advantages which a larger pool of resources will command. Labor has every right to do the very same “pooling”.
Walter Brasch chronicles how RR Donnelley, a $9 billion dollar corporation, ruined the lives of 284 loyal workers in Bloomsburg, PA. by Walter Brasch For most Americans, the only significance of Labor Day is that it concludes a three day weekend. For Kirk Artley, it means he has about six weeks left of employment. On
by Walter Brasch Bullied, harassed, and lied to, District 1 of the Amalgamated Association of Easter Bunnies, AFB-CIO (American Federation of Bunnies–Cottontails International Organization) went on strike, forcing a halt to this year’s Easter egg hunts in Wisconsin. At Bunny Headquarters, Solomon P. Bunny, union executive secretary, and a militant corps of Easter bunnies were
Corporatism is to Capitalism as Collectivism is to Socialism. This might be startling or even very radical to some people, but there really is no practical difference between collectivism and corporatism. I have heard some people call the current system in the United States “Corporate Communism” because we bail out corporations when our system is
The events last week in Madison, Wisconsin mark a new beginning for the mass mobilization potential of the working class.