Randy Shaw: Even its critics thought the Occupy movement raised important questions about dramatically rising income inequality in the United States. And that’s why I doubt Obama would be considering Summers if the Occupy movement were still dominating the public debate.
Tina Dupuy: We’re fatter, sicker, further in debt and using the most illegal drugs in the world—all signs Americans have become overspent from bad economic policies.
Joseph Palermo: By striking down the Montana campaign finance law that dates back to 1912, the Supreme Court steams ahead on its long-term project of turning our political system over to giant corporations.
Ruth Rosen: Any successful movement must change the national conversation and create and dominate the terms of debate. This the Occupy movement has successfully done, for now.
David Love: Capital punishment operates under a pretense of justice, when in reality it represents pure vengeance and mob retribution, favoring expediency and finality over finding the real killer.
Tina Dupuy: American people are paying more for less, working more for less and asking more…and Congress is doing (wait for it) LESS.
LA Progressive Aritcles: Georgianne Nienaber, Anthony Samad, Mario Solis-Marich, Tina Dupuy, Robert Reich, Diane Lefer, Seth Hoy, Randy Shaw, David Love, Joseph Palermo, Paul Hogarth, Shamus Cooke, David Swanson, Andrea Nill, Sherwood Ross, Berry Craig, Donald Price, Steve Hochstadt, Ed Rampell, Nina Zippay and Fernando J. Orozco, Sharon Kyle, and Joseph Palermo
Carl Bloice: Capitalism hasn’t gone away and internet technology hasn’t fundamentally changed its nature. The growing wealth inequality is as present in the lands just south of San Francisco as it is in the country as a whole.