New and Noteworthy

We are renaming / reorganizing as Occupy The Future. For more information about the group, see About Us

Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 pm we will be screening Prison in 12 Landscapes followed by a discussion of film and regular meeting

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Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 pm we will be screening Even the Rain followed by a discussion of film and regular meeting

From the week of Sep. 9 to Sep. 15, 2018

 

  1. Ear Hustle brings you the stories of life inside prison,
    shared and produced by those living it. 
  2. Cong. Barbara Lee’s Speech after 9/11
  3. How the Republican Party Uses Donald Trump
  4. Serena Williams Is Calling Out Sexism in Tennis
  5. How the Republican Party Uses Donald Trump
  6. Serena Williams Is Calling Out Sexism in Tennis
  7. Trump Presidency Is the Biggest Legacy of the Financial Crisis
  8. Right Wing Has No Principle Besides Winning
  9. American Airlines Flight Attendants Up In Arms Over ‘Inhumane’ New Policy
  10. Maybe This Financial System Can’t Be Fixed
  11. Barack Obama’s return just reminds us how he fueled the distrust that led to Donald Trump
  12. Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers

From the week of Sep. 2 to Sep. 8, 2018

  1. David Graeber: BS Jobs: How Meaningless Work Wears Us Down
  2. Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers
  3. I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
  4. Trump cancels pay raises for almost 2 million federal workers using his own budget deficit as an excuse
  5. Major prison strike spreads across US and Canada as inmates refuse food
  6. Shortchanged Racial Disparities in New York’s Economic Development Programs under Cuomo Predominantly White Communities Received 23 Times More Funding that Communities of Color
  7. Gov. Cuomo’s Free College Hustle
  8. The Revenge of Joe the Plumber The post-crisis class interests of small business sit comfortably next to the xenophobia of the alt-right
  9. Judge Kavanaugh, and 5 conservatives on Roberts Court, advance right-wing and corporate interests more than 90 percent of the time
  10. Public Bank NYC: Banking on Justice
  11. What You Need to Know About Yemen
  12. Prisoners in multiple states carry out a prison strike

From the week of Aug. 26 to Sep. 1, 2018

  1. Corruption: We’ve agreed to make this a topic on Sunday
  2. Beware Rich People Who Say They Want to Change the World
  3. Remembering John McCain
  4. Media Continues Writing Premature Obituaries for the Democratic Left
  5. I killed Bob Marley, ex-CIA agent confesses
  6. Democrats Just Confirmed Lots Of Trump’s Judges So They Could Skip Town
  7. California Becomes First (or Second) State To End Cash Bail After 40-Year Fight
    1. New Jersey Bails Out
  8. Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico raises official death toll from 64 to 2,975
  9.  Hurricane Harvey survey: 30 percent say lives are still upended a year after storm hit Texas 
  10. It’s surprisingly easy to get away with murder in America
  11. The Preferential Tax Treatment of Capital Gains Income Should Be Curbed, Not Substantially Expanded
  12. Trump cancels pay raises for almost 2 million federal workers using his own budget deficit as an excuse
  13. Brutal conditions in US prisons drive inmates to strike

From the week of Aug. 19 to Aug. 25, 2018

  1. The Fight for Universal Rent Control in New York State
  2. Creating a Public Bank in the Financial Capital of the World
  3. Sen. Warren introduces Accountable Capitalism Act
  4. Elizabeth Warren takes on corruption
  5. US President Wakes Up, Orders Nation’s Top Law Enforcement Officer to Target His Political Enemies
  6. Ahead of DNC Vote, Progressives Unite to Demand Party End Supremacy of Superdelegates
  7. That Facebook Will Turn To Censoring The Left Isn’t A Worry—It’s A Reality
  8. Kofi Annan: Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  9. Banks Are Becoming Obsolete in China—Could the U.S. Be Next?
  10. More Than 500 Children Still Separated From Their Families
  11. Change the World, Not Yourself, or How Arendt Called Out Thoreau
  12. Protests ask senators to oppose Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

From the week of Aug. 12 to Aug. 18, 2018

  1. Meet Gustavo Petro, Colombian Former Guerilla & Leftist Who Mounted Historic Campaign for Presidency
  2. An examination of the 2016 electorate, based on validated voters   people of color made up nearly 50% of non-voters, only 25% of voters.
  3.  Abolish ICE! End IDC abuse once and for all
  4. Why It’s Time to End Felony Disenfranchisement
  5. Google Tracking User Data Even When ‘Location History’ Is Off: AP
  6. Our Opponents’ Actions Show We Are Winning
  7. Black Lives Matter in our Schools: Developing an Anti-Racist Pedagogy
  8. An Electoral Vision for Black Lives
  9. Landmark Verdict Against Monsanto May Not Have Been Possible Without Activism
  10. Poll Shows Democratic Voters Like Socialism More Than Capitalism
  11. Polluted lives: The cost of South Africa’s gold rush
  12. Breakfast With a Dose of Roundup? Weed Killer in $289 Million Cancer Verdict Found in Oat Cereal and Granola Bars
  13. Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries
  14. Kris Kobach, Ally of Trump, Foe of Voting Rights, Wins Primary For Kansas Governor Over GOP Incumbent Concedes
  15. Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world
  16. Podcast: What Would U.S. Policy in Syria Be If We Cared About the Syrian People
  17. Officials worry Trump may back Erik Prince plan to privatize war in Afghanistan
  18. Surprise: CEO compensation surged in 2017
  19. One news story, two spins:
  20. As Corporate Media Has ‘Moved On,’ Just a Reminder That 565 Children Are Still Separated From Families Due to Trump’s Monstrous Policies
  21. Federal judge blocks Trump administration’s attempt to rescind Obama-era clean water protections
  22. Trump Can’t Delay Protections From Chemical Plant Hazards, Judge Rules

From the week of Aug. 5 to Aug. 11, 2018

  1. We’ve also agreed to discussThe People’s Budget as proposed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, what we like, what we don’t and what’s missing?
  2. Homelessness is a housing problem
  3. The Ku Klux Klan in Connecticut
  4. Excess Management Is Costing the U.S. $3 Trillion Per Year
  5. Inspectors reported contamination in water tanks. NYCHA had it erased.
  6. Prosecutors: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  7. Mass Incarceration and the Challenge of Reentry
  8. How Can America Reduce Mass Incarceration
  9. Obama and Democrats Share the Blame For Trump’s Supreme Court
  10. Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Reject ‘Right To Work’ Law
  11. Mike Pence launches plans for Space Force as new military service
  12. ‘We Just Bombed a SCHOOL BUS’: Outrage After US-Backed Saudi Coalition Slaughters Children in Yemen
  13. Barney Frank on His Regrets From the Great Recession
  14. Maryland elections company bought by Russian oligarch close to Putin
  15. Inwood Residents Unhappy About Rezoning
  16. Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427
  17. 9 months after Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans still don’t have power
  18. Video: “bait truck” filled with Nikes in black Chicago neighborhood was part of railroad sting

From the week of July 29 to Aug. 4, 2018

  1. Zimbabwe election: Zanu-PF has most seats, incomplete results show
  2. 23andMe, GlaxoSmithKline Will Use Your DNA to Develop New Drugs
    • Everyone will have “agreed” to give 23andMe the right to do that, but we don’t always think through all the implications
  3. Twitter posting on US border crossing harassment
  4. Bizarre Right-Wing Trump Portrait Gets Mercilessly Mocked On Twitter
  5. A New Wave Of Hardline Anti-BDS Tactics Are Targeting Students, And No One Knows Who’s Behind It
  6. Florida: Amendment 4 restores the eligibility to vote to people with prior felony convictions who fully complete their sentences — earning back the eligibility to vote.
  7. How Single Payer Would Look in New York State
  8. Should prisons be in business with one of the most dangerous industries in America?
  9. Robert Mueller Is Going After Shady Democrats Now, Too
  10. Despite Ban, New York City Still Putting Youth in Solitary Confinement
  11. A Surveillance State Unlike Any the World Has Ever Seen
  12. Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China
  13. Facebook deletes accounts over signs of Russian meddling in US midterms
  14. Google and Facebook are strangling the free press to death. Democracy is the loser
  15. Apple’s $1 Trillion Milestone Reflects Rise of Powerful Megacompanies
  16. Trump Fuel Efficiency Rollback Is an Attack on Science and the Public Interest
  17. Opioid defendants step up giving as a costly reckoning looms
  18. Marcos Xiorro: planned a 1821 slave revolt against plantation owners and Spanish Colonial government in Puerto Rico

From the week of July 22 to July 28, 2018

  1. Geithner’s Grift, Paydays and Democratic Drift
  2. Democratic Party Politics 101 with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Corporate Media
  3. Purges: A Growing Threat to the Right to Vote
  4. NewYork-Presbyterian ignores critics in plan to close behavioral health unit
  5. Vulture Equity Circles East Harlem
  6. Swedish deportation halted by woman on jet
  7. They don’t own homes. They don’t have kids. Why millennials are plant addicts
  8. The Ugly Destination of Trump’s Iran Policy
  9. Climate change study ties warming temperatures to rising suicide risk
  10. ‘Unprecedented’ Heat Wave Fueling Arctic Fires Made More Than Twice as Likely by Climate Change: Analysis
  11. Behind Greece’s Deadly Fires
  12. First Nations take on Canadian government to stop Trans Mountain pipeline
  13. The Crisis Next Time: Planning for Public Ownership as an Alternative to Corporate Bank Bailouts
  14. Cuomo Campaign Bolstered by Puerto Rico Bondholders Causing Austerity in the Territory
  15. Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2018
  16. Confirmation hearings: Kathleen Kraninger Director-Designate Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
  17. Children separated from their parents during the Holocaust recall lasting trauma they experienced from forced separation.
  18. MTA announces next rounds of toll and fare increases for 2019 and 2021
  19. Military
  20. The Disturbing Evolution Of ‘Lock Her Up’
  21. Pakistan election 2018: Imran Khan claims victory
  22. New E.P.A. Chief Closes Dirty-Truck Loophole Left by Scott Pruitt
  23. Socialism is having a moment in the sunlight

From the week of July 15 to July 21, 2018

  1. Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States
  2. Kavanaugh nominated to the Supreme Court
  3. Experts say U.S. among 10 most dangerous nations for women
  4. Russiagate is a Ruling Class Diversion “It was not Trump’s flaming racism that made him a traitor to his class and to the empire.”
  5. Infamous contractor wants to privatize the Afghanistan war (again)
  6. Simmering Rebellion in South Carolina Prisons
  7. Global temperatures reach extreme highs, breaking records
  8. Amazon, Stop Powering Government Surveillance
  9. Broad Coalition Hosts 175+ #ConfrontCorruption Vigils Nationwide
  10. The FBI vs. Occupy: Secret Docs Reveal “Counterterrorism” Monitoring of OWS from Its Earliest Days

From the week of July 8 to July 14, 2018

  1. Ethiopia and Eritrea declare war ‘has come to an end’
  2. The story of American poverty, as told by one Alabama county
  3. With a Large Mandate, Lopez Obrador Takes Decisive Steps for Mexico’s Presidency
  4. Two new studies point to how police killings and violence harm the mental health of African Americans and students—even those who have not been exposed to the incidents.
  5. Mapping Police Violence project
  6. Harvest of Empire: Movie (trailer) Perspective on immigration crisis
  7. It’s Time to Stop Calling it ‘The Great Migration’
  8. Shelter design can help people recover from homelessness
  9. Brett Kavanaugh and the new judicial activism  From the CFPB to the EPA to the ACA to net neutrality, a consistent thumb on the scales for capital.
  10. Yemen’s spiraling hunger crisis is a man-made disaster
  11. Federal judge dismisses Detroit schools literacy lawsuit
  12. Frederick Douglass turns 200
  13. 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment That Declared Blacks U.S. Citizens
  14. Science for the People
  15. U.S. Army Is Discharging Immigrant Recruits Who Were Promised Citizenship
  16. Officer resigns after not helping woman harassed for wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt
  17. After Guilty Verdicts in Upstate Bid Rigging Trial, Watchdogs Warn of Continuing Risk of Abuse of State Economic Development Programs
  18. Protests Disrupt Real Estate Conference over Private Prison Companies’ Attendance
  19. Public Banking Will Be on the Ballot in L.A. this Fall

From the week of July 1 to July 7, 2018

  1. On Being, Podcast: Getting Proximate to Pain, and Holding to the Power of Love
  2. Amazon blasted for offering merchandise promoting white supremacy
  3. A Year Later, the Fascists of Charlottesville Are Back for More — This Time Outside the White House
  4. Democracy Dies in the Blinding Light of Day
  5. Chicago’s 1995 Heat Wave
  6. How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port
  7. How US-China rivalry over technology is a front for a geopolitical quest for supremacy
  8. China, Marxism & the Future of America
  9. How Dangerous is New EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler? Very. Here’s Why.
  10. How America’s Wars Fund Inequality at Home
  11. Pentagon Questioned Over Blackout On War Zone Troop Numbers
  12. The Janus decision is a significant setback for democracy. What should public-sector workers do now?
  13. Meet Flippy, Your Burger-Flipping Robot
  14. Why Walmart Is Testing Robots In Stores—and Here’s What It Learned
  15. Mar-A-Lago Seeks Permit To Hire More Foreign Workers

From the week of June 24 to June 30, 2018

  1. Washington’s Narrow Definition of Human Rights
  2. “What to the Slave is 4th of July?”
  3. A Portrait of New York City 2018 — Measure of America
  4. Almost 600 arrested at Washington protest over Trump immigration policy
  5. Budget cuts threaten to end food stamps program in Louisiana
  6. Went Down to the Rich (White) Man’s House: Poor and Unhoused People March on Washington DC for their lives and self-determination
  7. Big Banks Are Once Again Taking Risks With Complex Financial Trades, Report Says
    • When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn
      • Never, as long as they keep getting bailed out — why should they?
  8. Recent Supreme Court decisions
  9. Is Supreme Court a political body?
    • This may seem obvious to you but apparently the justices don’t see it
  10. Anthony Kennedy and the Privatization of Meaning
  11. Trump’s hidden back channel to Justice Kennedy: Their kids
  12. America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own
  13. As Interest in Democratic Socialism Surges, Ocasio-Cortez Explains to Colbert What a ‘Moral’ Economy Would Look Like
  14. After Joe Crowley Defeat, Anti-War Progressive Barbara Lee Considers Bid for House Democratic Chair

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