Sunday, October 23, 2011
Protester speaks out
"As we watch the peaceful protest in New York City, "Occupy Wall Street", explode with massive amounts of people, and groups forming similar "Occupy" protests around the world, we must realize that it is time for us to stand up with them.
It is time to come together and educate each other. We will stand in solidarity with these other movements and we will create a platform for people to speak and provide an audience that will listen.
Let them gawk, let them ask questions, let them wake up.
We realize that our social, economic, and political structures are broken. This is more than just a protest "against" something. It is about coming together as people, acknowledging things are broken, and working together to fix them." Occupy Vancouver Art Gallery |Facebook page
Occupy the Hood upset over work place proposals - TODAY'S TMJ4
MILWAUKEE - Occupy organizers continue to rally worldwide this weekend.
Here in Milwaukee, Occupy the Hood held a news conference Saturday afternoon to draw attention to a couple of state proposals they say are unfairly targeting minorities in the workplace.
Those include Senate Bill 207 and House Bill 286, which deal with how to handle the employment of convicted felons.
Today's TMJ4's Nick Montes reports.
YaleNews | New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to discuss ‘how America fell behind’
"Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will speak at Yale on Monday, Oct. 24, as a guest of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.
The event is co-sponsored by the Whitney Humanities Center and will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the center’s auditorium at 53 Wall St. It is free and open to the public.
Friedman will discuss his new book, “That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in The World It Invented and How We Can Come Back,” which he co-wrote with Michael Mandelbaum, considered one of the leading foreign policy thinkers in the United States today.
He will outline his belief that America faces four major challenges, on which its future depends, and its failure to meet them. He will analyze those challenges — globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation’s chronic deficits, and its pattern of energy consumption — and spell out what he thinks we need to do now to rediscover America and rise to this moment." Full Article Here | YaleNews