99 Percent

The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2011): Meet The 99%

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"We are the 99%." Those words were chanted in unison in 2011, when protesters told Wall Street they had enough. "25 Years in 25 Days" looks back at the movement and its lasting effect.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Barbara Garson talks about the human costs of our economic recession and slow recovery. In Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession, Garson interviewed an economically and geographically wide variety of Americans to show how loss and insecurity is affecting their lives.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Romney's '47 Percent' Gives Fading OWS a Birthday Present

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This puts Romney not only in the 1 percent that OWS has been targeting; but in an elite, exclusive top 1 percent of 1 percent of most unfortunate political comments caught on video.

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More Than 100 OWS Protesters Arrested Near Stock Exchange

Monday, September 17, 2012


Police say more than 100 people have been arrested as Occupy Wall Street protesters march in small groups around Manhattan's financial district to mark the anniversary of the grass-roots movement.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Let's Keep Our Paranoid Politics From Destabilizing America

Thursday, July 19, 2012

It has, in the past, burned itself out when a majority of Americans realized that down that road lay a great threat to the stability of the American system.

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The Takeaway

Occupy Movement Plans May Day Strikes

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

It’s being billed as "a day without the 99%" and it coincides with May Day — a day traditionally associated with worker's rights around the world.  Today, leaders of the Occupy movement hope to put their cause back into the spotlight. Janet Byrne, editor of The Occupy Handbook puts today's planned strikes in context while Brigid Bergin, reporter for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, checks in from Bryant Park.

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The Takeaway

Van Jones on How to 'Rebuild the Dream'

Monday, April 02, 2012

In the summer of 2009, Van Jones, special adviser on the environment and green jobs to President Obama, faced a media firestorm. It was fueled by investigations into his past. Jones, a committed environmental activist and civil rights attorney, resigned the following September. "On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide," he said at the time. Since Jones resigned over two years ago, President Obama has faced mounting criticism from environmental activists, while contenders for the GOP nomination claim that the president is too extreme in his efforts to protect the environment.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Waitress Moms, College Snobs, and the Tug-of-War for Populist America

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rick Santorum's "snob" comments just don't make sense. And they won't win Waitress Moms in 2012.

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The Takeaway

The Origins and Future of Occupy Wall Street

Friday, November 25, 2011

For more than two months The Takeaway has been looking at news from various, loosely connected protests known as Occupy Wall Street. In that time the movement grew from a group of non-violent sit-ins at New York’s Zuccotti Park; to the violent images of downtown Oakland California on November 2, when protesters shut down the Port of Oakland; to the now-infamous pepper spray events of last week at UC Davis. But, what about the origins and the future of this movement?

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Dems Must Take Up the 99 Percent's Cry

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Many Republicans never claimed to speak for the Tea Party, but tailored their message to resonate with Tea Party themes. Progressive elected officials can do the same with the passion coming out of Wall Street.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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It's A Free Country ®

The 53 Percent Take on the 99 Percent

Friday, October 14, 2011

In response to the now-viral Tumblr post “We are the 99 Percent,” some conservatives have launched their own venture “We are the 53 percent”. The site, started by contributor Erick Erickson and Josh Trevino of the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, features those who purport to represent the 53 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes.

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