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Veteran Plea for Help: Bob Strait and Family

A YouTube video posted by RangerUp CEO Nick Palmisciano brought to light a brutal crime that took place on March 14, 2012. Four or five armed assailants broke into the home of US veteran Bob Strait, 90 and his wife Nancy, 85. The assailants brutalized the couple and raped Nancy, who died the next day. The fact that this crime ... Read More »

Occupy Blitzkrieg

Filmmaker Corey Ogilvie has released another short film entitled Occupy Blitzkrieg, following up his prior releases including Dear Taxpayer, I Am Not Moving, We Are All Scott Olsen, Bloomberg Forever, Protect Us, and How to Film a Revolution. The video takes a satirical look at the Occupy movement from the perspective of a 1950’s propaganda piece. In addition to Corey’s ... Read More »

Watch Andrew Breitbart Flip Out On Occupiers

Emily Crockett (@emilycrockett) of Campus Progress posted a video of right-wing commentator Andrew Breitbart flipping out on occupiers at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, February 10, 2012:   From Campus Progress: “Conservative blogger-star Andrew Breitbart lashed out at Occupy protesters outside of CPAC, the mass annual gathering of conservatives, in Washington, DC on Friday night. Campus ... Read More »

Motivation Monday X

Occupy Chicago photo by Darren Leow

On February 1, 2012, Chicago school Roosevelt University announced a new political science course based on the Occupy Movement will be offered on their campus this semester. This is a great chance for current Occupy Chicago members to gain a deeper understanding of the movement and will hopefully motivate students who have had no prior interaction with the Occupy Movement ... Read More »

Justice Department Attempts to Block Medical Malpractice Lawsuits by Military Families

According to an article published January 30, 2012 in The Atlantic, Andrew Cohen, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and legal analyst for 60 Minutes claims that the Justice Department is attempting to make the legal process more difficult for military families to sue the government for medial malpractice. This has the possibility of becoming a big issue during the ... Read More »

San Diego Occupiers Stranded in Texas by Greyhound Anti-Occupy Bus Driver

13 occupiers from San Diego en route to Washington D.C. to attend Occupy Congress were left stranded in Amarillo, Texas. The bus driver, Donald Ainsworth, locked the occupiers in the bus and called the police to have them removed because of his anti-occupy beliefs. The police apologized but had to remove the activists because of Greyhound’s policy that allows bus ... Read More »

Who Doesn’t Love Free Music?

One of my favorite things about the Occupy Movement so far has been seeing individual and group creativity seemingly rise to levels I never thought I would see. Between photos, videos, music, protest signs, and everything in between I get to somehow experience new types of art every single day. Wisconsin has been occupying the Madison Capitol since before occupations ... Read More »

How to Film a Revolution

  Corey Ogilvie has produced another highly informative film, this time providing guidance to citizen journalists on how to best film a revolution. Along with other hints, he provides five guidelines for best filming violent encounters with the police. #1) Call out for cameras. The more cameras that are filming the better the chances are that the event will be ... Read More »

Be Careful How You Invest Your Loyalty

  Almost a decade ago the Chicago Tribune published an article in their newspaper written by Mary Schmich. Her views on corporations ring true even more so today because it shows these issues have not been addressed by our elected officials. Ten years ago, before corporations were people, we had Enron, Tyco, and WorldCom. We now have Bank of America, ... Read More »

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