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Democrats step up

For some time now, one narrative has been that the Democrats here have been splintered by differences and lacked a central message that resonated with voters. No one can deny that after the Republican statewide sweep in 2010, things looked particularly bleak for progressives. But that was before the 2012 legislative session, when progressives rallied

Back at school

Some held a large orange banner that proclaimed, “We can … We shall … We will … Stand up.” One fired teacher, Stephanie Carter, waved a sign asking motorists to “honk for justice.” The planned three-day demonstration was organized by several fired teachers whose accusations have prompted a district investigation. A district spokesperson has said

The 99 percent

Occupy OKC and the entire Occupy Wall Street movement have started a long-overdue discussion about the inequity of growing wealth disparity and economic injustice, with some OWS supporters even using the label “oligarchy” to describe the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. It’s this type of language that could eventually stick and raise awareness. Along the

The 99 percent

Occupy OKC and the entire Occupy Wall Street movement have started a long-overdue discussion about the inequity of growing wealth disparity and economic injustice, with some OWS supporters even using the label “oligarchy” to describe the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. It’s this type of language that could eventually stick and raise awareness. Along the

Park after dark

But tensions have escalated between city officials and the Occupiers, who have been camped in downtown’s Kerr Park since Oct. 10. Last week, after an alcohol-related disturbance, the city declined to accept the fee for a permit to protest in the park. The following day at an Oklahoma City Council meeting, council members and Mayor

Park after dark

But tensions have escalated between city officials and the Occupiers, who have been camped in downtown’s Kerr Park since Oct. 10. Last week, after an alcohol-related disturbance, the city declined to accept the fee for a permit to protest in the park. The following day at an Oklahoma City Council meeting, council members and Mayor

Zombie Vs. Shark — Wunderkind/Dogs & Guns

The group does just that with this 7-inch release, recorded back in the spring at Bell Labs in Norman, mastered by Garrett Haines at Pittsburgh’s Treelady Studios and distributed in old-school fashion by Seattle’s Modern Peasant Records. “Wunderkind” and “Dogs and Guns” are the two tracks, each a piston-pumping blast of up-tempo, hooky guitar rock

Counterpoint: Defending the disenfranchised

Unlike earlier protests in history, which were narrow in focus and concentrated on singular issues, the Occupy movement has grander aspirations: to take back America from the moneyed interests that have hijacked democracy in the name of greed. Occupiers call themselves the 99 percent, and assert that the richest individuals and corporations in America have

Counterpoint: Defending the disenfranchised

Unlike earlier protests in history, which were narrow in focus and concentrated on singular issues, the Occupy movement has grander aspirations: to take back America from the moneyed interests that have hijacked democracy in the name of greed. Occupiers call themselves the 99 percent, and assert that the richest individuals and corporations in America have

Counterpoint: Defending the disenfranchised

Unlike earlier protests in history, which were narrow in focus and concentrated on singular issues, the Occupy movement has grander aspirations: to take back America from the moneyed interests that have hijacked democracy in the name of greed. Occupiers call themselves the 99 percent, and assert that the richest individuals and corporations in America have

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