Weapons of Poor Destruction

middle-class-group-of-peopleWeapons of mass destruction are taking a back seat to a more imminent threat on the horizon: the destruction of America’s poor and middle class.

As detailed by political scientist Frances Fox Piven of the Graduate School of the City University of New York, there’s a secret war against the poor in America.

Secret, because according to Piven, “You wouldn’t have found the casualty figures from this particular conflict in your local newspaper or on the nightly TV news. Devastating as it’s been, the war against the poor has gone largely unnoticed – until now.”

In an in-depth opinion piece for Al Jazeera news, Piven connects the historical dots behind the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Why do you think of mainstream news media’s scant coverage of the disappearing middle-class, and the poor?

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World News Wednesday

Michael Moore Pleads for More Thorough News Coverage of Corporate America’s Liability in Income Inequality

michael-mooreFilmmaker/Documentarist Michael Moore put out an impassioned plea to U.S. mainstream news media regarding their coverage of corporate interests and the Occupy Wall Street protests.

This is a rigged casino,” says Moore, in an interview with a CNBC news anchor.

The guys on [Wall Street] played with people’s futures, people’s pension funds, credit default swaps, no regulation from D.C. And it’s still going on!

And if I could just very respectfully ask you and CNBC, you know, you are in this, you are journalists, it’s your job not just to report that the DOW is up 95 points already today, but to go in there and find out what’s really happening. Who’s making this money? Who’s dividing this pie up so that the one percent get the majority of it? That’s really the story. That’s the story your fellow Americans want you to do,” Moore pleaded. “So, please do your job! Please!

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Do you agree with Michael Moore’s appeal for more thorough news coverage of corporate America’s role in income inequality?

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World News Wednesday