The boys journey: reflection on a civilization

Thumbnail image for The boys journey: reflection on a civilization by I.G. Karfield October 2, 2011 Poems

The wandering boy returns to his home, and he finds he is left all alone. Just tables and chairs stare at him blank, and the sound of his family near.

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Occupy Boston officially launched last night

Thumbnail image for Occupy Boston officially launched last night by Jerome Roos October 2, 2011 News

Thousands of protesters turn up for the occupation of Boston’s financial district in a spectacular display of solidarity with the occupation of Wall Street.

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Chomsky: Boston occupation “exciting, exhilarating”

Thumbnail image for Chomsky: Boston occupation “exciting, exhilarating” by Jerome Roos October 1, 2011 Intellectuals & Ideology

“The country desperately needs something like this — not just protest, but some ideas and proposals about how to achieve a different kind of world.”

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Livestream: mass arrests as thousands march on Wall St.

Thumbnail image for Livestream: mass arrests as thousands march on Wall St. by Jerome Roos October 1, 2011 People & Power

As the protests go into their third week, the ranks of the movement have swollen into the thousands. The NYPD is once again resorting to mass arrests.

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MSNBC: Lawrence O’Donnell on Wall Street police brutality

Thumbnail image for MSNBC: Lawrence O’Donnell on Wall Street police brutality by Jerome Roos September 27, 2011 Media & Manipulation

O’Donnell: “American police have once again gotten away with another crime against the American people they are sworn to serve and protect.”

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Michael Moore on CNN: “Wall Street uprising will spread”

Thumbnail image for Michael Moore on CNN: “Wall Street uprising will spread” by Jerome Roos September 27, 2011 Media & Manipulation

The documentary-maker went on Piers Morgan’s talk show last night to warn the US that anger against economic injustice would make protests spread.

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Call to action: united for global change on October 15!

Thumbnail image for Call to action: united for global change on October 15! by Jerome Roos September 27, 2011 Actions

On #sept17, indignation went global, but on #15oct, we will take it to a whole new level. Actions are being planned all across the world. Where will you be?

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Greek police beat 8-year old: “dad, why did they hit me?”

Thumbnail image for Greek police beat 8-year old: “dad, why did they hit me?” by Jerome Roos September 27, 2011 News

Following troubling signs that democratic freedoms in Greece are rapidly withering away, the beating of little Melina caused a national stir.

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Trader on BBC: “Goldman Sachs rules the world”

Thumbnail image for Trader on BBC: “Goldman Sachs rules the world” by Jerome Roos September 27, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

Jaws collectively dropped in the BBC studio today after trader Alessio Rastani gave an eerily frank assessment of who’s really in charge of the global economy.

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Matt Taibbi: why isn’t Wall Street in jail?

Thumbnail image for Matt Taibbi: why isn’t Wall Street in jail? by Jerome Roos September 26, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

Leading journalist exposes how “financial crooks brought down the world’s economy — but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them.”

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