Monday, November 14, 2011 10:03:59 PM
Cops dismantle Occupy Oakland, arrest 32Nov. 14, 2011 - Justin Berton, Matthai Kuruvila,Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writers
The second raid of the sprawling Occupy Oakland compound led to the peaceful arrests of 32 people early this morning, and police and city officials called for calm as some Occupy supporters headed for other encampments.
Hundreds of law-enforcement officers converged before dawn on the tent city outside City Hall at 14th Street and Broadway. As the sun rose, the camp was dismantled, with officers removing tents and leading protesters away in plastic handcuffs.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:55:33 PM
This coming July 14:How Income Inequality Destroys SocietiesPosted by JacobSloan on October 26, 2011
“I think the intuition that inequality is divisive and socially corrosive has been around since before the French Revolution. What’s changed is we now can look at the evidence, we can compare societies and see what inequality does.”
British researcher Richard Wilkinson charts the data to show convincingly that in developed countries, everything from health and lifespan to levels of violence, literacy, mental illness, and substance addiction — even school bullying and basic values such as trust — is strongly tied to income equality, and not tied to “prosperity”: