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Most Popular Articles of October: Gross Seat Savers, Sharks Invading a Golf Course, and More (Slideshow)

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One of the downsides of public transportation is that you can’t always expect a free seat, and you can’t save a place for yourself or a friend. But Jaymi showed us a novel solution — fake spilled ice cream cups and coffee to keep p…

Proof of Global Domination By a Few Corporations

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A Few Companies Have Power Over Most of the Real Economy
The idea that the few dominate the many will not come as news to those gathered either to occupy wall street or to occupy everywh…

Could #OccupyWallStreet Become a Constitutional Convention?

Will the Great Disruption Lead to a Sustainable Economy?

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Last week, I wrote about Occupy Wall Street and ecological capitalism and suggested we were on the verge of a new era of economics. Since then, a couple pieces in the New York Times and the global escalation of the Occupy moveme…

Danny Glover at ‘Occupy Oakland’: Our Politics Have "Failed the Fragile Planet We Live On"

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Star Joins Occupy Wall Street Movement
Danny Glover, I can assure you, is most certainly not getting too old for this shit. The actor gave an impassioned speech at Occupy Oakland last Saturday, as part of the…

Protesters Occupy Berlin Until Evicted by Police (Photos and Video)

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As the Occupy Wall Street Protests spread around the globe, masses marched on the parliament in Berlin and the banks in Frankfurt, as well as in capitals across Europe. But at the end of the day in Berlin, police mov…

Al Gore Strongly Supports #Occupy Wall Street

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The #OccupyWallStreet movement — which has now spilled into Brooklyn and inspired protests across the world — is gaining some high profile supporters. So far, notable backers have included Mark Ruffalo,…

#OccupyWallStreet Moves Into Brooklyn

Occupy Brooklyn Begins
The #OccupyWallStreet movement is now world famous. ‘Occupy’ protests have sprung up in hundreds of cities around the world, from Boston to Reykjavík to Seattle to Madrid. But there’s at least one culturally significant, hugel…

Liberty Plaza Owners Have Extensive Ties To Fossil Fuels, Tar Sands Industry

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Some big thanks to the folks at Desmogblog for doing the digging on this one: According to their research the company owning the quasi-private park, renamed Liberty Plaza, now being occupied by Occupy Wall Street, Brookfi…

Occupy Wall Street’s Liberty Plaza Technically A "Bonus Plaza", Not Private Property

photo: Mat McDermott

In case your wondering how a private company, Brookfield, can claim authority to kick out Occupy Wall Street from Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park) so that it can be cleaned, it’s important to understand the legal status of the space…