The Occupy movement has been a learning experience for everyone, including Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and Beliefnet.com blogger.He gives his take on religious congregations' reaction to Occupy Wall Street.
At the heart of the growing Occupy movement is a frustration that economic elites dominate public policy and don’t contribute their fair share to society.Last month, we sat down with Jeffrey Winters, a political science professor at Northwestern University, to talk about wealth in America and his bo
Americans are taught early on that “all men are created equal.” But people taking part in Occupy Wall Street would argue that’s no longer the case.The protesters are angry about the enormous gap between the rich and poor and frustrated by rising unemployment, foreclosures and corporate bonuses.Briti
Occupy Chicago organizers are intent on getting a permanent camp site, and they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make it happen.On Wednesday, more than 100 protestors marched from the Chicago Board of Trade building to the mayor's office in city hall to hand over a petition asking that Emanuel allow the g
Organizers of the Occupy Chicago movement are looking for a place to set up tents and a make-shift headquarters as weather gets colder.An Occupy Chicago spokesperson said Monday the group is looking for a permanent location where participants can stay and sleep as the protest continues.Organizers ha
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, a person using the alias "Satoshi Nakamoto" invented “bitcoins,” a virtual currency users could trade for real bills like dollars and euros. His idea was to circumvent the manipulations of central banks and irresponsible governments.