This years’ Black Friday was a resounding success. Fifty-five billion dollars chimed through cash registers across the USA.
The Political Notebook
Posted: 15 November 2011 Urgent -- right now, the New York City Police are using batons and pepper spray to forcibly evict the peaceful Occupy Wall St protesters from Liberty Plaza.
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I have spent the last two days at the Occupy Wall Street gathering.
Via The Mary Sue comes the news that Gail Simone, Freddie Williams II, Art Baltazar, Franco, and Ig Guara are working on a new project for DC comics, in which two superhero teamups, The Movement, done by Simone and Williams, and The Green Team, Baltazar, Franco, and Guara, represent the 99 percent and the 1 percent. I’m curious to see how that will actually shake out, because the early interviews don’t offer an enormous number of details.
200,000 peaceful protesters march on Rome, but an army of riot police and a small militia of anti-capitalist urban guerrillas wreak havoc across the city. As the European debt crisis spills over from Greece to Italy, so do the flames of indignation spread from Athens to Rome.
This week, discount store 99 Cents Only sold for $1.6 billion dollars. Unless you're an avid fan of the business section, you probably missed this announcement.
The 5th. of November is becoming a day for global actions, for going from the theory to the praxis and the Bank Transfer Day or Transition Day , or operation CashBack is spreading faster than light ! (Seen on Fox Business , Good Morning San Diego , EVBLive , Fox13 , msnbc ).
There’s a fascinating article at Michigan Live about the faith community’s efforts to connect to the burgeoning Occupy Wall Street movement . I must say (and I’m as secular as they come) I did actually describe my three recent visits to Occupy Wall Street to several people as being like “Going to a new church and EVERYONE you meet is friendly and very WELCOMING.” There’s something special going on at Zuccotti Park and if you think otherwise you are… wrong. It makes sense that a state as hard hit economically as Michigan has been would have clergy so supportive of the anti-capitalist protests.