What must be done with the banks? Tax them, control them and take them back. Those are the "take-aways" from a talk on the banking system that I gave at an Occupy Toronto rally last weekend.
The link between the radical democracy of the Occupy movement and co-ops is straightforward. Co-ops are member-owned and more deeply anchored in the local economy.
The year 1848 is noted for the revolutions that swept across much of Europe. Historians in the future may write of the revolutions of 2011.
Thanks mostly to the superb campaigning by international development, poverty and environmental activists, there's been remarkable progress in getting Europe to introduce financial transactions taxes.
We know it's been a while since we talked; it's not that we haven't wanted to, it's just that things keep coming up. Plus we keep hearing how busy you are, working harder and longer.
This is not the stuff of usual protests. Over the past month, a little idea from a Vancouver outfit has mushroomed into a cross-continent movement.
Gerry Caplan and Amanda Grzyb
Has the revolution finally arrived? Chances are you hadn't heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement three weeks ago, when a few hundred activists first occupied a park in Manhattan.
Wall Street is "occupied." What do they want, those protesters and their sympathizers? It is blindly obvious what the Wall Street occupiers and ordinary people all around the world want.
I was honoured to be invited to speak at Occupy Wall Street on Thursday night. Here is the longer, uncut version of the speech I gave at Liberty Plaza.
Business as usual is clearly not working. The occupation of Wall Street is just beginning, but it is already sending a powerful message, a challenge to the old world order.