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Russell Brand Wants Revolution (VIDEO)

I can’t say that I agree with everything Russell Brand says here, but I think I agree with 99% of it. Check this out for an impassioned political tirade or 5 from Russell Brand: Related Stories: Occupy Wall Street Cartoons, News, + How Republicans Try to (& Do) Rob the 99% to Pay the 1%

Occupy: New Wine and Old Skins

There is a famous biblical parable where Jesus speaks of his new way of thinking as something that cannot be contained in the existing Jewish culture. The idea is that if you put new wine into a used skin, the skin will burst as the new wine ferments, having already been stretched once from its

Bill Moyers on People Power and the Keystone XL

http://youtu.be/u7n5FokvQeU “‘People Power’ behind him” is what made it possible for President Obama to veto the Keystone XL pipeline, according to Bills Moyers on Bill Maher’s HBO talkshow. And this backs up what we here on Planetsave have been promoting for a long time now — direct action and people power. Bill Moyers is one

Occupy Congress: What Is It? (+ Videos)

  Occupy Wall Street may have slowed down a bit this Winter, but I think everyone knows it has been hybernating, not dying. Or, perhaps, it’s just been migrating to Washington, D.C. “Occupy Congress” was (and still is) today. Event details: 9am – Converge at West Front Lawn at Capitol Hill (Meetings with Representatives concurrent) 10 am –

World 5.0 Offers Priorities to Cincinnati City Council

  On Thursday, 1/5/2012, World 5.0, in concert with a dozen or so Occupiers from Cincinnati, presented Cincinnati City Council with ideas for priorities for the council in this new year of 2012. I also presented the council members with a copy of the book, “World 5.0 – Healing Ourselves, Our Earth and Our Life

Jon Hunstman: Not on Arizona Primary Ballot, Losing to Colbert in South Carolina Poll, Global Warming Realist… but Willing to Flop, & Occupy Supporter?

  Jon Huntsman has hardly gotten any attention in the course of the freak show we can call the GOP primaries. However, that has changed a bit since yesterday, when he received a notable percentage of the New Hampshire primary votes (17%). We’ve actually written about Huntsman a number of times, as he’s the only candidate

Occupy Wall Street Building a Better Facebook?

  Facebook has been the ire of many for a long time, despite (or, in part, because of) its growing popularity. Compared to top internet rival Google, it lacks that whole “do no evil” thing… (and many have the hunch it’s all about doing evil). A portion of another tremendously popular network, the Occupy Wall

Green (& Not So Green) News of the Year (2011 Top 10 List)

  2011 was a big year for the environment, in some good ways and some bad ways. Here’s a quick run-down of the top 10 stories of the year, in my opinion: 1. Tremendously high levels of carbon emissions continue to warm Earth. Despite efforts to switch to clean energy, increase energy efficiency, and use more

Occupy World 5.0

We are in uncharted territory. This is like no time in our civilization’s history — global food shortages, climate crisis, unending war and violence, corporate domination, rampant systemic corruption, government collusion with corporations, abject poverty and homelessness, mass extinctions — it’s a long list barely begun here. It’s enough to leave one feeling hopeless in

Mark Twain on Occupy Wall Street

The great American writer and humorist whose two Occupy-supporting quotes are shared in the cartoon would have turned 176 yesterday. If he were alive today (gross) he’d have been pepper-sprayed by now. Revolute! Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings and StumbleUpon page…

Occupy July 4th (Take the U.S. Back)

The Occupy movement has been fluid since its inception, but there’s a hard target it could soon be aiming for — the biggest day of activism in U.S. history, next July 4th, to take our country back from the super rich. “Think what could be brought to the limelight if a million people would take

Occupy Wall Street Should Follow Tea Party's Steps

OK, obviously, not its policy steps, but its strategic steps seem worth emulating. What would those be exactly? Well, after the initiation and rise of the (billionaire-funded) Tea Party, it went from a “grassroots” uprising to a focused electoral movement that created the most anti-science House of Representatives ever elected. It turned frustration with government

Occupy Wall Street Catches Obama (Obama Responds Well, but..)

You have to love the Occupy Wall Street movement’s growing presence, and you also have to love Obama’s classy, thoughtful, and seemingly concerned response to the group that mic checked him yesterday, as well as his response to some of the concerns of the Occupy movement later in his speech. As Beth Buczynzski of sister

Yes Men Helping to Channel Occupy Wall Street

  The Yes Men are some of the most well-known and loved activists in the world. As their website states, they specialize in “Identity Correction.” Specifically: “Impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them. Our targets are leaders and big corporations who put profits ahead of everything else.” They have pulled off some of

Occupy the Airwaves

With song and stories, people around the world are taking to the radio airwaves, sharing the realities of the climate crisis and calling on people to grow the climate movement in the lead up to the 2011 UN Climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa. From today through 2nd December, we’re running an exciting new project

Occupy Message Pretty Clear (But Media Can't Hear It)

  We just used this cartoon in another post, but it is such an awesome cartoon that I wanted to highlight it by sharing it by itself. So accurate. The message is dead clear, and has been from day one, but the media (most large media corporations, that is) seem dead set on not hearing

Occupy Earth

Occupy Earth is a term that I’m seeing here and there, and I hope it grows into a household phrase. There is an ongoing debate about what we need to fix first, the environment or the economy. But it’s a ridiculous debate, since you can’t fix one without fixing the other. A good piece I

Occupy — Finding Our Core

The Occupy Movement is an amazing phenomenon. In less than two months it’s has aggregated into a global movement, taking a strong stand again the financial forces that have taken over the U.S. and so many other governments. There are no indications of us going away. Still, there are issues. The corporate media insists we

Occupy Wall Street & the Environment

  I’ve been writing about the Occupy Wall Street movement a lot here on Planetsave. And Jeremy has been on sister site Red, Green, and Blue. And Rhonda has been on EcoLocalizer. And others have been on our primarily green-focused media network. I think I’ve connected the movement to environmental issues in many of my

Occupy Wall Street — Remember When..

  I don’t know how many people were paying attention to Occupy Wall Street when it first started, compared to how many people are paying attention to it now. I first wrote about it the weekend it started, and before it even started I know that around 100,000 people were behind the cause. But the

Tax Rates as Low as -58% for Large Corporations in U.S.

Yes, you read the title right.. -58%. What would you do for a -58% tax rate? Bribe the government, perhaps? “The official federal corporate income tax rate in the U.S. is 35%, but plenty of the nation’s largest publicly traded companies are paying no taxes — even getting money back from the government in some cases

Bank Transfer Day (It's Happening) — Move Your Money

Right now, thousands of people across the country are moving their money from big banks to credit unions. Why? Well, the video below offers a pretty good explanation: As reported yesterday, 650,000 people moved their money from big banks to credit unions last month. Over 80,000 more indicated on Facebook that they would do so

Occupy Wall Street Cartoons, News, +

Here’s my daily post on Occupy Wall Street news, videos, cartoons, and images. (I’m thinking maybe I should start making this a twice a day thing….) To start off, how about this Occupy Wall Street bull shit from Rudy Giuliani: Giuliani: OWS Is Millstone Around Obama’s Neck That Will Take Presidency Down Complete misreporting of

Occupy Wall Street News +

Here are some videos of police caught posing as the Black Bloc, at various protests Bye bye, banks: 650,000 switched to credit unions last month! Black bloc radicals tried to derail Occupy Oakland’s General Strike Police breaking their own rules in declaring unlawful assembly against Occupy Oakland “He has a right to speak”, said the

Occupy Oakland General Strike — Success?

I’ve already written a post on reports of what happened at the Occupy Oakland General Strike, as well as vandalism there and the protesters’ response to the fringe vandals. But, the question I think those of us supportive of the movement should ask is not just “what happened?” but also “was this strike a success?”

OWS News +

Here are some more top images and stories on the Occupy Wall Street movement (from the past day or so). “This bank is run by crooks,” I shouted. (separate from image below, but related..) The Propaganda Posters of the 1% (images below) OWS Spurs “Largest Mobilization of Pro-Bono Lawyers” in 40 years. The Inevitable Has Happened: Occupy

Occupy Wall Street News+

Reporter videos his own arrest at Occupy Nashville Is the NYPD pushing drunks and drug dealers on Occupy Wall Street? Busted! Occupy Oakland police infiltrators exposed on video. Police brutality at Occupy Portland today Occupy Oakland marches to police HQ to protest brutality. Police meet them with riot gear. Why The Growing Gap Between Rich

Occupy Roundup: 6 Images, 10 Stories, 2 Videos

No, I’m not recommending you go occupy Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup (though, someone certainly needs to occupy Monsanto.. other than greedy little punks). This post is just a roundup of the best Occupy _________ I’ve found today. Enjoy: The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive OCCUPY OAKLAND – Scott

Occupy Globe; Reciprocity in Rules

“It is Bank profits before people.” “The banks are above people being able to eat.” This quote is from an occupy protester as she was interviewed by Amy Goodman for non-profit radio. As Amy let the woman speak, the woman’s story unfolds: She has a master’s degree in social work and a student loan dept

Top 10 Occupy Stories, Top 6 Images

Aside from the few that I just published, here are 16 of the top Occupy _______ images and stories of the day: Occupy Oakland Calls for general Strike & Mass Day of Action Egyptian Blogger: Activists Will March To U.S. Embassy Tomorrow to Protest Oakland Crackdown Anonymous downs Oakland police site after violence NYPD sergeants

Occupy George (i.e. Occupy the Dollar)

This is a cool idea. What is the big focus of Occupy Wall Street? It’s that the 1% own a tremendous amount more wealth than the rest of us, and that they game the system to own more and more. There are a ton of statistics regarding this matter that could shock you. Now, protests

Why Occupy Wall Street? (Top Video)

This is one of the best Occupy Wall Street videos I’ve seen. All I can say is, WATCH IT. And, get behind these key efforts: 1. Reinstate Glass-Steagall 2. Audit the Federal Reserve 3. Reverse No. 08-205 by Amendment 4. Overhaul 1%/Corporate Tax Code More on how this video came about via DC Douglas. h/t

Occupy Oakland Pictures & Video (+ Occupy Wall Street Roundup)

Starting off today’s Occupy Wall Street Roundup, here are a couple pics of Occupy Oakland protesters who were shot with rubber bullets: Occupy Oakland & Oakland Police Clash Fun stuff, eh? (sarcasm) FOX News Smears Occupy Wall Street Activist Mom More Occupy Wall Street stories from the past day or so: Right-wing bloggers freak out

Occupy Any Site You Want (Video: Occupy Bank of America)

Some of the webs many great developers have created a fun new website, Occupy the URL. The website is pretty simple. You go there, enter the URL you want to occupy, and boom, you will see 99%ers, grandmas fighting for a fair world, college students, common folks, and hippies start occupying the site. I’ve done

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