Northern Reflections: There Is A Long Way To Go, But. . .

Things are moving in the right direction. Despite the evictions of protesters from public spaces across Canada, Linda McQuaig writes that the Occupy Movement has managed to “change the public discourse, putting inequality front and centre — something activists and writers, myself included, have failed to accomplish despite decades of trying.” Even members of the ...

Northern Reflections: Who Do You Serve?

As Toronto police cleared St. James Park this morning, one of the few remaining protesters yelled at an officer, “Excuse me! Who do you serve? That’s the basic question behind the Occupy Movement. And every elected official needs to answer that question — in the context of what the figures tell us. Jeffrey Simpson writes ...

Northern Reflections: Spreading The Gospel

Northern Reflections: The Heat Is On

Northern Reflections: They Get It

Northern Reflections: Life Gets Tough

Paul Krugman writes that the Masters of Wall Street are beginning to whine: “The modern lords of finance look at the protesters and ask, ‘Don’t they understand what we’ve done for the U.S. economy?'” They really do not understand why people are in the streets, because they see themselves as indispensible. What’s good for finance ...

Northern Reflections: Something’s Happening Here

And what it is is increasingly clear. The people who were responsible for the financial crisis of 2008 — and the growing economic inequality of the last thirty years — are starting to get scared. Eric Cantor said last week that “mobs” are now dedicated to “the pitting of Americans against Americans.” When Elizabeth Warren ...

Northern Reflections: Here They Come

The Occupy Wall Street Protests are moving north. Under the banner “Occupy Toronto,” protesters are due to take to the streets on October 15th. It’s easy to dismiss these folks — as many have — as simply lazy kids with nothing better to do. But, as Tom Walkom writes in this morning’s Toronto Star, that ...

Northern Reflections: We Need More George Baileys

Robert Kuttner writes, in today’s Huffington Post, that the Occupy Wall Street protests are a sign of what is to come: For three years, we have been wondering, where is the outrage? For a time, it was co-opted by the Tea Parties — a faux populism, attacking government, financed by billionaires, delivering nothing to the ...