Tag: Danny Schechter


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Some of our special stories in November explored the meaning of the Occupy Wall Street protests, examined the new case for heightened tensions with Iran, explained some lost history of Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover, and more.

Is Obama’s TR Rhetoric Just Talk?

President Theodore Roosevelt

In the same Kansas town where Teddy Roosevelt castigated his era’s financial speculators 101 years ago, President Barack Obama spoke to the concerns of America’s 99 percent, those who have struggled while the super-rich prospered. But is Obama’s new rhetoric…

Next Challenge for Occupy Wall Street

Scene from Occupy Phillie (Photo by Ted Lieverman)

Despite a lack of policy prescriptions, Occupy Wall Street dramatized the crisis of income inequality in America. Now, Danny Schechter says the challenge for the movement is to expand on that message with outreach to the broader national population.

Will Holiday Splurge Save US Economy?

A "Black Friday" scene from 2009

As the United States has de-industrialized over the past several decades, an illusion of prosperity was maintained by rampant consumerism fueled by easy credit and bubble economies. Now U.S. businesses are hoping for another fix from shoppers rushing to the…

The Trashing of the People’s Library

Damaged books from the People's Library recovered after raid on Zuccotti Park

Facts and the written word have long been enemies of injustice, as they are now with critiques that the economic game is rigged to concentrate money and power at the top. So, it was no surprise when the New York…

After the Zuccotti Park Raid

Gandhi as depicted in a poster by Robbie Conal (robbieconal.com)

Driven from its iconic encampment in Lower Manhattan, the Occupy Wall Street movement struggled to recover its political footing and find a new geographical center but its success in changing America’s economic discussion can’t be doubted, says Danny Schechter.

‘Occupy’ Protests at a Crossroads

Protesters at Occupy Philly (Photo by Ted Lieverman)

Occupy Wall Street and related protests around the United States enjoyed surprising success in getting across a powerful message about economic inequality in America. But now the movement is at a crossroads both internally and externally, as Danny Schechter explains.

Occupy Wall Street’s Tough Challenges

Tent encampment in Philadelphia (Photo by Ted Lieverman)

Occupy Wall Street has succeeded far beyond its early dreams, but the protests face challenges, from the coming winter to troublemakers acting to discredit the movement. But Danny Schechter notes that changing a well-entrenched status quo is never easy.

Occupy Wall Street’s Elegant Message

Food distribution at Occupy Philly (Photo by Ted Lieverman)

The mainstream news media still seems baffled by the Occupy protests, wanting them to spell out specific demands mostly likely, so experts and pundits can then tear the ideas down. So far, the protesters are getting their message across through…

The MSM’s Fear of OWS


Journalism should be about the new and unexpected, but most journalists really prefer the routine and expected,  so their days go easier. And they shy away from questioning the status quo. All of which makes Occupy Wall Street (OWS) a nuisance to the…