Occupy Wall Street

This Is Why Today's Youth Is Apathetic

David Martin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada
David Martin

If the top dog in the world of finance couldn't figure it out, how is today's 19-year-old supposed to identify what's wrong and go after those at fault? The current situation doesn't lend itself to short, snappy slogans. Instead, he'd have to have a giant sign to carry in a protest march that read something like: "Down with modern financial capitalism or at least have it regulated by a body with some effective oversight and the ability to regulate and curtail new, harmful species of financial investment vehicles.

Employment Conditions Aren't So Different Now Than A Hundred Years Ago

David Martin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada
David Martin

The upcoming Winnipeg General Strike centenary should serve as a rallying point for further action. It's time that economically disenfranchised youth join with unionized workers and underemployed workers in a general strike action. So long as the plutocrats can dictate the economic fundamentals of our nation, the unfairness will remain.

Would It Surprise You To Learn That You're the 1 Per Cent?

Peter Jaworski | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Peter Jaworski

The rich have gotten richer, but the poor have gotten richer too. Wages have not stagnated. The decline of the middle class that you might have heard about is not due to people earning less and so becoming lower class. The middle class has shrunk because more of us are earning an upper class income.

Why Your Children Don't Need to Hear 'Because I Said So'

Brett Caron | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada
Brett Caron

It's 1992, and you're six years old. You're in a classroom that hasn't changed much since your parents sat there (despite the welcome lack of nuns in ...

If We Can't Say 'Merry Christmas' in Canada, Multiculturalism Failed

Christopher Stuart Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Living
Christopher Stuart Taylor

I wonder: since when did "Merry Christmas" become a political statement especially in multicultural Canada? Multiculturalism is a complete and utter failure in Canada when it is politically incorrect to say "Merry Christmas" without pausing and wondering if they may or may not be offended?

In Business, You Can Still Be Kind

Mitch Joel | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

While the philosophy of why we work continues to evolve and modernize, it still feels like we hold on to the dogma of what business is supposed to be. Perhaps with all of this moral awakening, sharing on social media, connecting to others and events like Occupy Wall Street or the Arab Spring, we should be paying closer attention to the human bottom line rather than the financial one?

So, Occupy Protesters don't really Represent the 99 Per Cent?

Alex Vronces | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada
Alex Vronces

Even after having been debunked countless times over, utterly erroneous conclusions about the poor's well-being have yet again stolen the show because of a spiffy video making its way around the web. The statistics, which only show the distribution of income among quintiles over a given period, don't illustrate how well real people are truly faring.

Music For The Masses: Top 12 Post-Millennial Political Anthems

Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Music

Last month, not long after the Occupy Wall Street movement celebrated its first anniversary, Tom Morello and System of a Down's Serj Tankian rolled ou...

The Media Covered Occupy, Not Corporate Welfare

Mark Milke | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada
Mark Milke

With the recent first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, consider one beef from protesters that was legitimate: crony capitalism. But insofar as any protester was annoyed with politicians who like to subsidize specific businesses -- corporate welfare in other words -- why do the media so rarely report on it?

WATCH: Occupy Protesters March On Parliament

CBC | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Politics

Events marking the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement include a rally this afternoon in Ottawa where protesters are taking to Confed...

Quebec's Pots-And-Pan Protest Goes Global

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - New York, Chicago, Berlin — it appears the clanging of pots and pans in protest isn't just a Quebec thing anymore.While about 1,000 prote...

Feel That Hand? Yeah, That's Because We're All Muppets

Kathleen Finlay | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada
Kathleen Finlay

Perhaps if more insiders had come forward to expose wrongdoing, and irregularities at the major U.S. banks and investment houses a few years ago, the impact of the financial meltdown leading to the Great Recession might have been softened. Until each one of us does this, we're all muppets.

The Most Widely Read Resume in the World

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 05.15.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Clearly, Greg Smith is the very product of the environment he is so quick to criticize. Under the guise of a now viral op-ed piece in the New York Times, Smith -- once a Goldman Sachs executive -- has successfully guaranteed that every employer, every corporation, every Jack, and Jill around the world, including the Hill, will be aware of his accomplishments.

Time to Occupy the Budget

Mark Stabile | Posted 05.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Mark Stabile

Though "Occupy the Legislature" may not have had the same ring, our policy decisions offer mechanisms that will either perpetuate or diminish the income divide in the years to come. With any luck, pending budget announcements will occupy our mutual scrutiny with the same fury that the protests have.

Occupy Davos?

Jim Harris | Posted 03.28.2012 | Canada Business
Jim Harris

"Severe income disparity" is the most likely risk facing business and political leaders according to the World Economic Forum's Global Risk 2012 Report. This finding really caught me by surprise. So while the Occupy movement isn't anywhere on the agenda, here at Davos, its impact has been very much felt.

Here's What The Rich Don't Seem to Get

Jordan Whelan | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Business
Jordan Whelan

Have you procured your first pay stub for 2012? You probably should be used to the chill by now because it's been nearly frozen for years. That is, according to a study that says the average Canadian hasn't seen a meaningful pay increase in 30 years. The top 100 CEOs, however, saw a 27 per cent pay increase.

Occupy Fredericton Dismantled

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - A small Occupy protest camp in Fredericton was dismantled without incident Tuesday in what was one of the last such demonstrations in th...

Occupy Fredericton Remains Despite Eviction Notice

CBC | Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Business

An Occupy protest camp remains in front of Fredericton City Hall despite a Saturday eviction order. A number of the protester...

WATCH: Wall Street Can WHAT Itself?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.30.2011 | Canada

The flagging economy is starting to bug comedian Ron James. “Pundits always use the same metaphor when they’re describing an unstable economy. ...

Occupy Fredericton Joined By Nova Scotia Camp Evictees

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.29.2012 | Canada Politics

FREDERICTON - Some members of the Occupy Nova Scotia group have travelled to Fredericton to support an Occupy New Brunswick encampment that is still i...

In Defence of TIME's Person of the Year

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

In the year 2011 around the world people from all walks of life started to stand up and speak out. Just because one doesn't stare down the barrel of a gun to have one's voice heard doesn't mean that there's no value in that exercise, or worth to that voice.

A Year of Failed Protests

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

We have a tendency to romanticize protesters, those who nobly publicize injustice, and bravely fight against government and all-powerful institutions. We wish we had their guts. But results matter too, and in 2011 protesters weren't very good at getting anywhere.

Occupy Vancouver Protesters Reunite

CBC | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada

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The Scrooge Side of Occupy Christmas

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada
Gerry Nicholls

It's Christmas season, a time of joyous fun and festivities. And if you believe that then you have clearly been duped by multinational corporations, working in conjunction with the Tea Party, the CIA and Fox News.

Making Occupy Wall Street Sacred

opencityprojects.com | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada

Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Native Americans, and Christians alike have been inspired to collectively observe and demonstrate their religious conviction...