New and Noteworthy

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

We are considering organizing a conference on inequality in the fall. Discussion and readings are posted here. Please comment on how you think we could contribute effectively on the topic.

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. Almost 600 arrested at Washington protest over Trump immigration policy
  4. Budget cuts threaten to end food stamps program in Louisiana
  5. Went Down to the Rich (White) Man’s House: Poor and Unhoused People March on Washington DC for their lives and self-determination
  6. 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?
  7. Recent Supreme Court decisions
  8. Is Supreme Court a political body?
    • This may seem obvious to you but apparently the justices don’t see it
  9. Anthony Kennedy and the Privatization of Meaning
  10. Trump’s hidden back channel to Justice Kennedy: Their kids
  11. America Is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own
  12. As Interest in Democratic Socialism Surges, Ocasio-Cortez Explains to Colbert What a ‘Moral’ Economy Would Look Like
  13. After Joe Crowley Defeat, Anti-War Progressive Barbara Lee Considers Bid for House Democratic Chair

Earlier items
Jan. – June 2018
July – Dec. 2017
Jan. – June 2017