Steven Colbert: Standards & Poor’s Ratings Lawsuit  (Clip 2) — David Leonhardt interview 

The New York Times Washington bureau chief discusses S&P’s defense, private bank suits and the AIG bailout.

Zero Bankers in jail. If they are ‘To Big to Fail, and To Big to Jail’, do any laws apply to banks?

Fault Lines — History of an Occupation.

Great 25 minute mini documentary on the first 3 months of OWS — the birth of the movement, it’s evolution, and the police brutality crack down and clearing of the camps.

It is one in a series of mini documentaries done by Al Jazeera on OWS.  

matthewschuler:

What I was doing 9 months ago…

God it was so beautiful.  I miss the encampments, the community, the love, the diversity of people who came pouring out of their homes into public spaces, to meet with and work with perfect strangers out of a genuine desire to want to make the world a better place.  I miss the positivity and the hope these public spaces brought.  I miss the sense of community, and the incredible empowerment of being surrounded by likeminded individuals from so many different backgrounds that just want to make the world a better place.

The funny thing is, even though we have all gone our separate ways, I know all the people I met and saw at Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy San Diego, and Occupy UCSD still have that loving desire deep down in their hearts to make the world a better place.  As do all the people in this short beautiful video.

That love is still out there.  That desire is still out there.  While the avenues to change we initially chose have been thwarted through repression and excessive police force the desire and will for change is still there. 

I can’t wait to see how it manifests.