For years social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have played a significant role in spreading the messages of inspirational and political movements to people globally, starting with #OccupyWallStreet in 2011. 804 more words
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Last week, in the wake of the People’s Climate March and the #FloodWallStreet protests that followed it, I was tweebating folks of the “voluntarist” persuasion of libertarianism about the alleged hypocrisy (or irony, at least) of environmentalists using the fruits of capitalism to communicate their presumably anti-capitalist ideas. 659 more words
Poor lefties try as they might, their excuses for US citizens to sublimate their lifestyle and Independence for the sake of hoaxes made up from whole cloth keeps running afoul of the truth and they wear themselves out trying to keep up playing Whack-a-Mole as actual inconvenient (to them) truths become obvious. 158 more words
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After forgiving millions of dollars in medical debt, Occupy Wall Street is tackling a new beast: student loans.
Back in 2011, I took my children down to Zucotti Park to show them what the Occupy Wall Street movement was all about, how they were protesting and the physical manifestation of a peaceful protest movement, what it looks like and acts like, because I wanted them to learn that peaceful protests are both possible and necessary in a democracy. 388 more words