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U.S. wealth inequality in one chilling video

This video demonstrates a few crazy things. One: US wealth inequality is even much greater than most Americans think. Two: US wealth inequality has grown tremendously in the past few decades. Three: US wealth inequality is absolutely insane. The visualizations……

Obama cites Pope Francis to attack income inequality and call for minimum wage increase

Conservatives angered by Pope Francis’ recent attacks on capitalism and wealth inequality aren’t going to like hearing President Barack Obama’s approval of them. The president said Wednesday that growing income inequality had “frayed” the basic bargain at the heart of the U.S. economy during an event sponsored by the Center…

Disabled ‘Occupy Portland’ protester explains move into Jamison Square

A disabled “Occupy Portland” protester explained why the demonstration tried to expand into Jamison Square Park in a video released Sunday. Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Denny was arrested along with 24 other people early Sunday morning, after warnings from the Mayor’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau. “One of the reasons why…

‘Occupy Milwaukee’ organizer: Movement creating new political space

Peter Rickman, a member of UW-Madison’s Teaching Assistant Association, told The UpTake in an interview that the “Occupy Milwaukee” demonstration was part of a global movement for social and economic justice. Thousands marched October 15 and many of the protesters have remain encamped at a park in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood.…

Cornel West: Cold-hearted Republican Party tied to oligarchs

Public intellectual and Princeton professor Cornel West said Tuesday on MSNBC that the Republican Party was “mean, coldhearted and tied to oligarchs,” but Democrats were “spineless” and unwilling to fight them. “Looks like Barack Obama is going to have some spine, but it could be a two-step,” he said. “It…

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