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Robert Stolarik for The New York Times Read all about it: Chelsea Potter distributed the first issue of The Occupied Wall Street Journal near Zuccotti Park Saturday morning. Just before noon, Chelsea Potter stood on the corner of Broadway and Liberty Street holding a sheaf of newspapers and offering them to passers-by. “Excuse me,” she said to a man in a tan raincoat. “Would you like a copy of The Occupied Wall Street Journal?” The man accepted the paper without breaking stride then looked at it as he continued walking.
Are "Wall Street’s Masters of the Universe" feeling some heat?: Panic of the Plutocrats, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times : It remains to be seen whether the Occupy Wall Street protests will change America’s direction.
As Hong Kong Presses for More Democracy, Friction With Beijing Rises By KEITH BRADSHER Factional struggles in Beijing have spilled into Hong Kong, where tens of thousands of people have joined large street demonstrations against the Beijing-backed government. March 16, 2013, Saturday MORE ON OCCUPY WALL STREET AND: Politics and Government , Yu Zhengsheng , Jiang Zemin , Hu Jintao , Wang Guangya , Demonstrations, Protests, and Riots , Li Gang , Zhang Xiaoming , Hong Kong , China , Communist Party of China , Zhang Dejiang
And gaining attention for it. Mr. Appelbaum recalled asking a colleague over the phone to find out who was behind Occupy Wall Street — a bunch of hippies or perhaps troublemakers? — and whether the movement might quickly fade. So far, at least, it has not, and on Wednesday, several prominent unions, struggling to gain traction on their own, made their first effort to join forces with Occupy Wall Street.
If the Occupy Wall Street protesters ever choose to recognize a person who gave their cause its biggest boost, they may want to pay tribute to Anthony Bologna. The Day Clyde Haberman offers his take on the news.
There are differences, of course: the New York Police Department isn’t dispatching camels to run down protesters. Americans may feel disenfranchised, but we do live in a democracy, a flawed democracy — which is the best hope for Egypt’s evolution in the coming years. Yet my interviews with protesters in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park seemed to rhyme with my interviews in Tahrir earlier this year. There’s a parallel sense that the political/economic system is tilted against the 99 percent.
My Sunday column hopes and prays that the Occupy Wall Street movement will help put the issue of economic inequality on the national agenda for the 2012 election. It seems to me to be one of the background challenges our economy faces, and it’s an issue of fairness, yet it has received very little attention until recently. So what do you think? Do you agree with my column argument that inequality has become an impediment to economic growth? And do you think Occupy Wall Street has set it firmly on the agenda? <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Philip Scott Andrews/The New York Times The Newseum in Washington displayed front-page protest coverage on Wednesday in Jackson, Miss., and Kansas City, Mo. More Photos » Mr.
Aryan is an English word derived from the Sanskrit , and Vedic term Arya , meaning noble . One of the meanings of this term refers to a hypothetical single group of people who spoke the parent language of the Indo-European languages. German philologists believed that the Germanic group originated from the steppes north of Historic Khwarizm, and this Germanic group followed the Aryan group into Iran before splitting from Arya. It then migrated north to the Black Sea, where they again moved north to the Baltic lake. Thus, German philologists concluded, the German people have a direct ancestry with the people of the Arya region in Iran.
By Uldis Ports ... it is well known that public improvements requiring the acquisition of large property must recede population; otherwise they are impossible. 1 John Nolen In 1908, John Nolen, a nationally respected landscape architect and city planner, wrote and illustrated a book, San Diego, A Comprehensive Plan For Its Improvement, primarily at the request of citizen George White Marston. Nolen wrote to Marston that San Diego "has no wide and impressive business streets, practically no open spaces in the heart of the city, no worthy sculpture." As a solution, he proposed more open space for public use and the conversion of certain streets into boulevards, or prados, with large boulevards connecting the bayfront, civic center, and Balboa Park. Nolen warned that if the planning of San Diego's growth "is haphazard you will lose many of the advantages that nature has presented to you as a free gift." 2
"Stickiness" and the Wisdom Economy Reflections from Executive Director Terry Chadsey during his first month on the job I feel like a kid in a candy shop. My days are filled with conversations with an eye opening diversity of interesting people, intriguing ideas and engaging experiences. I know I am richly privileged as I seek to harvest my own experience into giving back. Some of these experiences simply flow over me and move on.
We know we're in the middle of seismic shifts in the way the world operates. We don't know where they'll end up, or where any of us will be when the dust settles, if it ever does. Will we have a job?
This week, the RSA talked about the transition from the 'knowledge economy' to the 'wisdom economy'. Intuitively, this sounds great. Words like 'consideration', 'thoughtfulness', 'insight' and 'consequence' come to mind.