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Thursday, October 28, 2021

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Tagged with: Economic Inequality

Occupy San Francisco was a game-changer

Ten years later, remembering the movement that gave us "We are the 99 percent" and put economic inequality on the national agenda.

Screen Grabs: The ballad of Fatty Arbuckle

The anniversary of Hollywood's biggest silent era scandal. Plus: The Card Counter, Blue Collar, 499, and a great socialism doc.

Excess profits tax on billionaires could vaccinate the entire world

New study shows just how much richer the rich got in the pandemic—and what could be done if we taxed some of that unearned wealth.

Screen Grabs: Stalin’s funeral, New Deal art, and a harrowing Mexican fable of unrest

Three new movies seem like history repeating. Plus, an invigorating Legacy Film Festival On Aging

Local Listen: Mae Powell’s surprisingly poppy ‘F*ck I.C.E.’ and more

Moses Herman Jacobs highlights the housing crisis, DJ Delon funks it up outdoors, and Xyla entrances

A Democratic president actually talks about taxing the very rich

Thank Bernie Sanders, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street and other organizers and activists for forcing the Democratic Party to the left

US Senate committee takes on economic inequality

It's a defining issue -- but the news media don't seem to be paying attention, and half the members didn't bother to show up.

Is the US finally talking about taxing the rich?

In Congress, and in New York, progressive legislation is on the agenda. Still waiting for California.

Denmark, taxes, happiness, racism …

... plus saving the SIP hotels, cracking down on serial permit scofflaws, and more problems with private prisons. That's The Agenda for Feb. 22-28

Screen Grabs: Elders on the move, in love and crisis

Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci play a couple navigating dementia in 'Supernova'; 'Nomadland' shows Frances McDormand weathering poverty