BY Fight Back! Editors | United States | 9/22/12
Millions of people are out of work. Those who are laid off are being foreclosed out of their homes, losing health care, and finding it harder and harder to make ends meet.
BY Kim DeFranco | St. Paul, Minnesota | 11/29/11
Chanting "Money for human needs, not for stadiums," members of the Welfare
Rights Committee, the Minnesota Coalition for a Peoples' Bailout and supporters from
OccupyMN gathered outside Senate Taxes and Local Government and Elections committee
hearing, Nov. 29, at the State Capitol building. The committee was holding an informational
hearing on proposals to build a new stadium complex for the Minnesota Vikings football team
owner - a New Jersey real estate developer named Zygi Wilf.
BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 10/10/11
Occupy Minnesota, which began on October 7 in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, continues it’s ongoing protest presence in People’s Plaza in downtown Minneapolis (the plaza between 5th & 6th Street and 3rd & 4th Avenue). Each day brings more support and more actions. The main theme of OccupyMN is “people before profits”.
BY Fight Back! Editors | United States | 10/05/11
On Sept. 30, the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) publicly stated that the United States economy was tipping into a new recession.
BY Staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/05/11
With the theme of “People before profits” and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, a similar occupation will start on Friday, Oct. 7 at 9:00 a.m. in Minneapolis.
BY Masao Suzuki | Greece | 10/05/11
On Sunday, Oct. 3, the Greek Cabinet voted on a new budget proposal for 2012 that includes 6.5 billion euros ($8.5 billion) in spending cuts and tax hikes, including cutting 30,000 government jobs.
BY Carolyn Riccardi | New York, NY | 10/02/11
In a city of nine million people, protesters aren’t supposed to shut down a major traffic artery on a Saturday afternoon. But on Saturday, October 1, Occupy Wall Street did just that.
BY Staff | Boston, MA | 10/02/11
In solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street campaign, Boston is joining in with other cities across the United States.
BY Masao Suzuki | United States | 6/22/11
On June 19th the Washington Post published “With Executive Pay, Rich Pull Away from Rest of America” by Peter Whoriskey. This very informative article connected the rise in corporate executive’s pay with the growing economic inequality in the United States, using the example of a large U.S. dairy company combined with recent research by economists on high incomes. At the same time the article only offered very vague explanations for why the rich are winning out at the expense of almost everyone else.
BY Staff | Chicago, IL | 6/16/11
Over 3000 teachers, healthcare workers, janitors and community activists descended on the corporate leaders meeting here, June 14 outside the Midwest CEO/CFO conference.