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News Story
11/9/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Two miles from the world’s largest library stands a tent reinforced with bamboo and duct tape. A single bulb — dark until the generator comes on at night — hangs from the center. On the metal lampshade someone has scrawled: “Let there be knowledge.” The Occupy D.C. Library in McPherson Square is just down the path...
Blog Post
10/31/2011
Posted by Moira Dhaliwal
On November 3rd, you can help give Main Street a mission. March on the Treasury Department in Washington DC to demand that Wall Street, which received a $4.7 trillion dollar bailout, pay America back. U.S. corporations recorded all-time high profits of 1.68 trillion at the end of 2010.  At a time when public programs are on the...
Blog Post
10/27/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber
Today, Consumer Watchdog joined the AFL-CIO, Americans for Financial Reform, Citizens Trade Campaign, Public Citizen, and U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) in releasing a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Michael Punke calling for a review of WTO rules to ensure that countries have sufficient policy space...
Blog Post
10/18/2011
Posted by Jamie Court
After spending some time at Occupy LA last week, and seeing the worldwide protests the occupation inspired this weekend, I have a firm sense that the cold of winter will not freeze the passion at the heart of the movement.   This is no flash mob. It's a movement about occupying space to stand against gross inequality, pitching a...
News Story
10/13/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer advocacy organization marked the 100th anniversary of California's ballot initiative process at Occupy LA in downtown Los Angeles Thursday. Staff from Consumer Watchdog - whose founder Harvey Rosenfield wrote Proposition 103, a 1988 insurance reform initiative that has saved Golden State drivers $62 billion - celebrated by...
Blog Post
10/12/2011
Posted by Jamie Court
What:  Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Initiative Process.  Candles will be blown out and cake will be shared with people participating in Occupy LA. Who:  Harvey Rosenfield, Consumer Watchdog Founder and Prop 103 Author; and Jamie Court, Consumer Watchdog President and Author of “The Progressive’s Guide...