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Steve Schnapp responds to the question, "Why Occupy?"

October 11, 2011 — Maz
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UFE popular educator, Steve Schnapp, names extreme economic inequality as a key reason why others should join the Occupy Movement. He explains in this interview with local filmmaker Richard Bergin from the site of Occupy Boston.

Steve Schnapp responds to the question, "Why Occupy?"

October 11, 2011 — Maz
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VIDEO: Mike Lapham vs. CNBC Teleposse

September 23, 2011 — Maz
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Responsible Wealth director, Mike Lapham was invited onto CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" to discuss Obama's recent tax proposal, including "The Buffett Plan" to raise taxes on millionaires. In the show's typical bullying fashion, Lapham was posed with opposition not just from two guests, but also from the host and "moderator" himself, Larry Kudlow.

White Speculators, Black Area Foreclosures

September 12, 2011 — Maz
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Black communities have been hardest hit by foreclosures, not because of the federal policies frequently targeted by Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs and other conservative and, seemingly, xenophobic fact-ignorers, but because of primarily white investors looking to turn a quick profit who don't even live in those neighborhoods. 

Hyatt Hotels Needs A New Slogan

September 9, 2011 — Maz
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How would you feel if job cuts by your employer forced you to assume twice the work load, which lead to upwards of 9 out of 10 workers experiencing work-related pain? If your employer consistently failed to address workplace safety violations, and even fought legislation to protect you and your co-workers? And, what if you and many of your colleagues were fired without just cause, and replaced you with temp workers?

We're Expanding - Share this Job Posting!

September 6, 2011 — Maz
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UFE is hiring! We need a passionate, creative and dynamic organizer to help expand the membership and scope of our Responsible Wealth project (RW). We need one seriously talented and motivated individual to join our team with eyes toward enhancing the existing work of RW and injecting it with bold, new ideas. Application deadline is September 30.

CrossTalk: "Tax 'Em!" feat. Mike Lapham

September 6, 2011 — Maz
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Top Companies Pay More to CEOs than to Uncle Sam

September 4, 2011 — Maz
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Last year, twenty-five CEOs of some of the top corporations in the U.S. stuffed more cash in their pockets than their companies paid in taxes. That sounds ridiculous, right? Well, that's the takeaway of the Institute for Policy Studies' (IPS) Labor Day report, Executive Excess 2011: Massive CEO Rewards for Tax Dodging, and it's no joke.

Poverty Gets A Seat On the Bus

September 4, 2011 — Maz
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The relentless focus on federal budget-cutting has burned up so much of the country's political oxygen that it nearly choked off dialogue on a more immediate, urgent concern: poverty. Two well-known Americans tried to move this point to the front of the bus last month with their "Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience." [...] Unlike the abstractions of long-term deficit projections, poverty is a tangible, here-and-now reality. 

What Do Good Corporations Look Like?

August 31, 2011 — Maz
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Corporations are regular targets for attack by the progressive movement, and rightfully so. The biggest among them have, through morally unconscionable business practices and political actions, wrought havoc on the world — all in the name of profit. [...] A movement is brewing to redefine corporate purpose. B Corporations, or Benefit Corporations, seek to "use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems."

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