Month: October 2011

dividing the pie: herman cain’s money ball is rolling

Come Nov. 6, 2012, states will light up red or blue depending on who wins the vote, but right now it’s all about green. And Herman Cain’s campaign is gaining momentum in the polling as well as at the bank. Mark Block, the former pizza magnate’s campaign manager, said his candidate has raised more than […] Read more…

occupy wall street fights ‘vampire squid’ bankers with art

NEW YORK — The drums begin sounding early in the morning, and they don’t stop for hours. Lacquered red drums, glittery blue marching band type bass drums, bongo drums, tambourines and a cowbell, an overturned bin painted streaky red and hand-lettered with “OCCUPY WALL STREET,” slapped at with palms and mallets and drumsticks, anything really. […] Read more…

photos: inside occupy wall street at liberty square

October 5, 2011 marked the 18th day of Occupy Wall Street, a protest that has filled a small park in downtown Manhattan for weeks and sparked copycat protests across the country and abroad. Hundreds have been arrested over the past few weeks — at least 20 were arrested last night — and the world has […] Read more…

occupy wall street welcomes union involvement in weeks-long rally

NEW YORK — On the 18th day of Occupy Wall Street, the protest against corporate greed that began as a small group of grassroots activists and spread to dozens of cities across the U.S. and abroad, several big names joined the shouting masses in Liberty Square. Read more behind the cut, or at Raw Story, […] Read more…

former wisc. gov. tommy thompson files for senate race

Tommy Thompson, the former governor of Wisconsin, officially filed his paperwork to become a Republican candidate for the state’s Senate seat in 2012, his campaign confirmed to Raw Story. Thompson filed his Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday, the final step that establishes him as a candidate. Read more behind the cut, […] Read more…

nyc construction union brings $7 million corruption suit against developers

A New York City metalworking union has filed a RICO suit, alleging corruption and wrongdoing, against the major developers who they say are denying workers fair wages and benefits. In addition to the suit, however, union leaders say they aim to rehabilitate the public’s perception of unions. Read more behind the cut, or at Raw […] Read more…