The Occupy Movement: Five Years Later

Whenever I hear the phrase, “Mike check!” I’m back in the fall of 2011.  I see a big crowd of people gathered around a speaker echoing their words.  The air is crisp. Autumn colored leaves are falling to the ground. And there is a feeling of solidarity as the people speak their demands. I remember my...

Seattle Central celebrates 50 years

In recognition of its 50 years as an educational institution and hotspot for social activism, Seattle Central College held a civil march around its Capitol Hill campus on Thursday, Sept. 22. The first community college in Seattle, the school opened in September 1966, with faculty and staff camping out in...

Ole Miss students occupy Lyceum to protest student’s racist comments

OXFORD, MS (WMC) – An Ole Miss student is under investigation for threatening to lynch protesters, and many fellow students are fighting back. A post on Facebook from an Ole Miss student surfaced online. The post came from a page belonging to Jordan Samson–the page has since been...

Two Parties Aren’t Enough for All U.S. Voters

Millions of Americans are going to vote for someone other than Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in November. The Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party candidate Jill Stein together command about 10 percent of the vote in recent polls. Yet their supporters, who feel alienated from the two-party...

Want to visit Zuccotti Park? Take the Occupy Wall Street tour

This week marked the fifth anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the event that Michael Pellagatti says changed his life. He was working nights as a security guard at — irony acknowledged — a Merrill Lynch building. A little college on the side, a little activism with Jersey City pacifist groups. He was...

Lexington doctor petitions U.S. Supreme Court in bank case

Lexington resident Lachin Hatemi didn’t start out to shake up the financial industry, he just needed a bank account as he completed a medical residency in Buffalo, New York. But as the U.S. Supreme Court justices prepare to announce which cases will be taken up next term, among the petitions for writ of...

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