Tag: Phil Rockstroh

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Police State Blues

Scene from Saturday's rally to reoccupy "Liberty Square." (Photo credit: occupywallst.org)

The New York Police Department reacted quickly against Occupy Wall Street activists who returned to Liberty Square (or Zuccotti Park) six months after the original occupation began. But the confrontation marked one more milepost in a longer and surely more…

Reclaiming the Commons

March in Madison, Wisconsin, commemorating the first anniversary of the public uprising against Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union legislation. (Photo from OccupyWallSt.org)

A new law, known as H.R. 347, expands the power of the Secret Service and police to arrest protesters near a “protected person” or at special public events like nominating conventions, a further intrusion on the right of Americans to…

Regaining a Spirit of Defiance

Nike's new Foamcomposite Galaxy shoe

When kids scramble to buy the latest Nike running shoe, they’re mocked for their consumerism; yet, when Mitt Romney mentions his wife’s Cadillacs and other one-percenters tool around in their luxury autos, they’re admired for their success — a commentary…

A Biohazard Valentine of Dissent

Image of Planet Earth taken from Apollo 17

The powers-that-be would prefer the common folk to accept their fate quietly, even as many are made surplus to the work force and all are facing global warming’s coming devastation of the planet. But more and more people are choosing…

A Journey to the End of Empire

Scene in a sweatshop, circa 1890

At a time when the planet needs people to come together and confront crises from global warming to worsening poverty the trendy ideology is an aggressive neoliberalism that seeks to impose a deregulated “free market” on the world, just the…

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in December reflected on the end of a  long war in Iraq and the potential for a new one in Iran; reported on developments in the Republican presidential race; warned of new encroachments on civil…

What Your Support Meant in 2011

As you know, Consortiumnews.com relies almost exclusively on the support of our readers. So, as 2011 ends, we wanted to express our thanks and present a selection of the important articles from the past year that your donations helped make possible.

Liberating America’s Worldview

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Occupy Wall Street protesters appealed to the broader U.S. population and even the police as fellow members of the 99 percent, but Phil Rockstroh observes that many Americans still fear breaking with the oppressive status quo and most police will follow…

In Case You Missed…

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.

Cleansing Wall Street of Blame

'Occupy Everything' sign (Photo by Angela Tyler-Rockstroh)

The Right’s giant megaphone is reversing the narrative for today’s crisis: It is Barack Obama’s “food-stamp presidency” and the Occupy demands for fairness that are at fault for the hard economic times, not Wall Street’s unregulated greed increasing the need for food stamps…