"Our democracy is increasingly being taken over by big money and that's wrong...
...We need to occupy democracy."
- Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor.

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07 Nov

The only candidate who gets it?

Published by Adam Smith

"I stand by you." Republican presidential candidate, former Gov. Buddy Roemer, issued a statement yesterday coming out in support of the fast-growing Occupy Wall Street movement.

07 Nov

Occupy Demands include ending our pay-to-play system

Published by Adam Smith

The Occupy Wall Street working group on policy released its list of demands in October. The first three deal directly with our pay-to-play political system.

07 Nov

Theme at Occupy Events: Money in Politics

Published by Adam Smith

The issue of corporate influence in our politics has shown up at Occupy events across the country—from New York to Oklahoma, Ohio to Texas.

Here are just a few examples:

Occupy Dallas (Texas)
David Larrick Smith, 40, from the Dallas suburb of Rowlett, said he was protesting "all these billionaires who have bought our government" and said he had lost faith in President Barack Obama.