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    Alternate Titles for "Day Without Goldman Sachs"

    On December 12, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) attempted to shut down West Coast ports from Anchorage to San Diego. Protesters said that by shutting down the ports, they could shut down Wall Street’s profits. OWS organizers called their event “Day Without Goldman Sachs.” They also could have named their port … More

    'Occupy' Protesters Shut Down West Coast Ports as Violence Looms

    Occupy protesters across the West Coast began blocking major ports on Monday in protest of “exploitation by capitalism,” as one protestor put it. Beginning at about 8 a.m. Eastern time, the protests are attempts to shut down ports in numerous cities from Anchorage to San Diego. The specter of violence … More

    Liberals, Conservatives and Human Nature

    What explains such passionate philosophical disagreement between the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Tea Party? The seemingly insurmountable divide between left and right is perhaps most clearly understood by their respective concepts of human nature. As understood by our Founders, human nature is innate. In the words of the … More

    Left-Wing Political Groups Protest Congress Under 'Occupy' Banner

    “Occupy Wall Street” is being absorbed into the existing network of liberal grievance groups, turning what began as an unconventional, generally spontaneous amalgam of demonstrations into simply an apparatus for the professional left’s unending campaign of protests. The group Rebuild the Dream staged protests on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon, flying … More

    Meet the Staff of Occupy Wall Street's Downtown Manhattan Offices

    CNN had an interesting look last week at the “Occupy Wall Street” offices in downtown Manhattan. The fact that they have offices seemed noteworthy in itself, given that Occupiers frequently bill their protests as leaderless and completely decentralized. We decided to look into some of the names that popped up … More

    Is 'Occupy Wall Street' Turning on Obama? Not Really

    “Occupy Wall Street” protesters turned out at a glitzy New York City fundraiser for President Obama on Wednesday. That spurred a number of news outlets to declare that protesters had “turned on” the president. But is it true? Despite their ruckus, protesters’ outrage was directed in large measure not at … More

    Tea Party Leader Calls Comparisons to Occupy Wall Street 'Insulting'

    Media coverage of Occupy Wall Street has dominated the news lately, supplanting stories about the Tea Party movement and the grassroots uprising that took Washington by storm. For one of the movement’s early leaders, it has come as no surprise. Jenny Beth Martin is a co-founder and national coordinator for … More

    'Occupy Wall Street' Steadily Becoming Just Another Big Labor Protest

    News that two major labor unions will co-opt an “Occupy” protest in Washington next month solidifies two facts about the waning protest movement: it is an entirely ordinary function of left-wing activism, and it is wholly unserious about addressing special interests’ influence over the political process. The Washington Post reports … More

    New York Business Owners to Counter-Protest 'Occupy Wall Street'

    Scribe reported last week on the extensive damage to small businesses wrought by the “Occupy” protests being staged around the country. In lower Manhattan, business owners are fighting back. Having been forced to endure nearly half a million dollars in lost revenue, they are planning to stage a counter-protest. At … More

    PODCAST: Occupy Wall Street and Founding Principles

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Julia Shaw discusses Occupy Wall Street. Click here to listen. Are there any similarities between Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party? What are their differences? Do they share any common ground? Be sure to click the above link to get answers to those questions and more! To … More