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The media is finally waking up to Occupy Wall Street

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8 October 2011 How well or badly has the mainstream media done with its Occupy Wall Street coverage? In my view they started out very poorly, with attempts to mock and belittle the protesters from the likes of blogger Nathalie Rothschild, then a virtual black out, followed by slanted coverage from the …

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Krugman: Occupy Wall Street might be the turning point

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7 October 2011 New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has thrown his weight behind the Occupy Wall Street protests, saying: “Occupy Wall Street is starting to look like an important event that might even eventually be seen as a turning point.” Krugman, who won the Nobel prize for economics in …

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Carney—Saviour of the United Kingdom?

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November 26th, 2012 Finally, the UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has done something right. He has appointed Mark Carney, the current governor of the Bank of Canada, as the next governor of the Bank of England. Carney is due to succeed Sir Mervyn King on 1st July 2013. …

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This interview with Chris Hedges is a tour de force

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3 May 2012   In this interview and Q&A session broadcast on C-Span2’s Book TV‘s In Depth Chris Hedges provides a devastating analysis of what’s gone wrong with America and, by extension, the world. It is long, but it is rewarding viewing. Hedges, a former Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign …

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Chris Hedges on “The Alyona Show”

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8 October 2011   Pulitzer prize-winning war correspondent and author Chris Hedges last week spoke to RT’s Washington correspondent Alyona Minkovski to give his views on the fast-growing Occupy Wall Street movement. Standing amongst protesters from the Occupy D.C. protest, Hedges explained the deep sense of frustration that is giving …

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Now it’s London’s turn

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3 October 2011 It looks like the City of London is about to be occupied too. A group calling itself Occupy London intends to occupy Paternoster Square and the area around the London Stock Exchange near St Paul’s Cathedral in the Square Mile commencing Saturday October 15th. Inspired by the …