Occupy News

UWS Digital News covers all the Occupy News of the day, from East Coast to West, and around the globe, and rolls it up in one big Occupy News Digest for you, dear readers. We try to identify significant Occupy trends so you're always in the loop about what's coming next from Occupy and how it impacts working people and organized labor in the United States and beyond. "We Cover those who Cover Occupy!"

Everything Old is New Again, Part 1

As the Pilgrims predated the Founding Fathers, so did the consumer precede the occupier.

Daniel Church interviews the first occupiers : those who camp out to score 20-30% off and grab BOGO deals on Black Friday. Church gets up close and personal, asking these loyal American consumers how – and why - they dedicate their time and effort to securing such bargains. A topic worthy of exploration. Counterpunch

Be Like Water : Occupy Sandy

Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water...Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Bruce Lee

Human suffering, created by a killer storm,  renders political bickering and horse-race elections meaningless, pushing the endless commentaries and political prevarications of shape-shifters and chronic bullshit artists like Ann Coulter far off the radar. Exposing their innate meanness and signifying an impending loss of relevance in light of  mass mobilization and support for Sandy's victims. NY Times

Debate Showdown Special! Complete Update and Preview, Americans Say They Have Had Enough

You don’t really need to find out whats going on

You don’t really want to know just how far its gone

Just leave well enough alone

Eat your dirty laundry

We can do the innuendo

We can dance and sing

When its said and done we haven’t told you a thing

We all know that crap is king

Give us dirty laundry!

To Prez : He Doesn't Know It's A Damn Show, He Thinks It's a Fight

You're the Prez, and you woke up today with one hell of a post-debate hangover.

Given your vaunted rhetorical skills, this was all supposed to be a piece of cake. The swing states were trending your way. There was John King on the CNN electoral map placing even maybe North Carolina back in blue. You - well, your predecessor - kicked serious ass at your convention while your opponent stumbled and struck obsequious poses, before sticking his foot in his mouth - repeatedly. Post-mortems abound for the antiquated, decaying GOP, whose 2012 brand of screw-younomics appear to fall on increasingly on deaf ears.

Scoring Political Points vs. Direct Civic Engagement

Presidential debates are for selling the candidate to viewers at close range,  and promising policy changes with which will make everything all right.

For candidates, it's a high-risk, low reward affair, with few prospects for altering election outcomes. The one exception being Nixon's disastrous, televised 1960 sweat-fest - a contrast to the cool and collected JFK.

While candidates and their handlers fret about blowing it with the red light on, media execs are grateful for the occasion to satiate advertisers and chase demographics Washington Post

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