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Trampled by A Bull Market

The tailwinds behind the rally are largely illusory. Wall Street owes its bullish run to systematically pillaging our retirement funds.
One Cent's Worth
By MARC MEWSHAW  |  March 22, 2013
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Colby students join Diamond protests

Protests aimed at ousting disgraced banker Bob Diamond as chairman of Colby College's board of trustees have expanded beyond Occupy Augusta activists to include a sizeable contingent of students at the Waterville liberal-arts college.
‘What Would Lovejoy Do?’
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 26, 2012
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Review: Arbitrage

Enough of all this whining about the millions of regular people ruined by the financial collapse of 2007 — how about a movie sympathizing with one of the unfortunate guys responsible?
The rich guy's point of view
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 14, 2012
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Review: Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

The first of writer/director/producer/star Tyler Perry's Madea movies not based on one of his plays, his sixth outing as the sharp-tongued (but dull-witted) 6'4" Southern black woman is more of a sitcom.
More of Perry's ever-diminishing antics
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 06, 2012
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Wall Street reform that will work

It is, in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, déjà vu all over again.
Crucify the bastards
By EDITORIAL  |  May 25, 2012
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Financial Reform Proposals(1)

Won't somebody think of the Beanie Baby ladies?
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  May 25, 2012


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Suit withdrawn; video series continue; new book emerges

As OccupyMaine activists withdraw their lawsuit against the city, they also continue to plan events and produce video installments of both OccupyMaine TV and The People's Mike for community-access television and online viewing.
Occupy Watch
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 24, 2012
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Occupy the future

After barreling straight ahead for more than three months, Occupy is at its first fundamental turning point.
As it evolves, the movement is building on a network laid down in the encampments
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2011
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Why the people are more important than Wall Street

President Barack Obama travelled to Osawatomie, Kansas, the other day and delivered an unequivocal rebuke to current economic thinking.
Obama's Osawatomie Moment
By EDITORIAL  |  December 09, 2011
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Occupy camp moves nearer gov’t surveillance cameras

In the wake of an early-morning bomb attack in Lincoln Park, the OccupyMaine protestors have moved their tents and community areas to a location closer to government buildings equipped with surveillance cameras.
Occupation Update
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 28, 2011
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With Occu-Stock, a movement seeks direction

Occupy Providence has only just begun to sink its roots into the dusty turf of Burnside Park. But already, there is talk of what comes next.
Futures
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 28, 2011


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Occupy Wall Street's message

What's everyone so upset about?
Toontime
By DAVID KISH  |  October 21, 2011

Mayors, media, masses

Portland's 15 mayoral candidates are missing an opportunity to connect with the people, both directly and through the media, by failing to publicize their support for OccupyMaine.
Press Releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 21, 2011
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Occupy America

Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Boston, Occupy Maine...
Whether on Wall Street or in Boston, we're all in this together
By EDITORIAL  |  October 14, 2011
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Occupation grows, expands around Maine

With formal occupations slated to begin Augusta and Bangor this week, and impromptu ones springing up all over the state (including one so far during daylight hours only in South Portland's Legion Square), the two-week-old OccupyMaine movement really pi
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 14, 2011

Occupy Everywhere

P&J must say that the Occupy Wall Street folks (whose enterprise is now spreading like wildfire) pretty much have "the big idea" covered: 1 percent have an incredibly large slice of the money and the other 99 percent of us suffer. Why is this?
Altering the American way; fuming in North Providence; the sporting life
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Photos: Occupy Boston demonstrations, from Dewey Square to the financial district

Participants in the “Occupy Boston” demonstrations (in association with the "Occupy Wall Street" movement) organizing at Dewey Square and participating in marches and protests throughout Boston's financial district.
From September 30 to October 3, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER AND MOLLY GEIGER  |  October 07, 2011

OccupyMaine sets up camp

After a rain-drenched initial weekend, the folks at OccupyMaine's area in Monument Square have settled in for the long haul.
Activism Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 07, 2011
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Photos: Occupy Boston plans financial district take-over

Hundreds of fiscally wary citizens gathered on Boston Common Tuesday, September 27, to organize a lasting protest occupation of Boston’s financial district.
Big money meets big opposition in Boston
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  September 30, 2011
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Review: Chasing Madoff

Few will dispute the evil avarice behind the $50 billion Ponzi scheme Bernie Madoff masterminded.
Jeff Prosserman's documentary
By TOM MEEK  |  August 26, 2011
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The debt crisis is only on hold

The United States was only hours away from joining in the international community of deadbeats and bunko artists — think Greece, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Portugal — when President Barack Obama signed the legislation raising the national debt ceiling and cu
Plus, what does congressman Bill Keating have against Cuban families?
By EDITORIAL  |  August 05, 2011


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Keep your money in Maine

You're short on cash. Local businesses are short on cash. But you probably didn't know that even your local bank is short on cash.
What banking locally can do for you, for the state, and for the overall economy
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 24, 2011
The Year in Wall Street Investigations

The Year in Wall Street Investigations


"Angelo Mozilo: #1 Person Most Responsible For Financial Crisis"It's been over three years since credit markets started shaking with the early tremors of the subprime...
By Pro Publica  |  December 27, 2010
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Review: Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Once the "sheriff of Wall Street," Eliot Spitzer was a "fucking steamroller," flattening foes like former NYSE head Dick Grasso and destitute former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg (his "worthless" stock valued at a paltry $100 million, boo-hoo) during his rise
Was the Gov a victim of a political hit?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 12, 2010
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Review: Inside Job

Although Inside Job is destined for Academy acclaim, it seems unlikely that anyone will actually enjoy Charles Ferguson's new documentary.
The feel-bad movie of the year.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2010
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Waiting for Repo Man

Inside Job , Charles Ferguson's newly released documentary, details with painful precision just how royally Wall Street screwed the planet.
The man behind Inside Job shows us just how low Wall Street has sunk
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 15, 2010


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American jitters

You would have to be delusional not to be anxious, perhaps even fearful.
Between paralysis and nervous breakdown
By EDITORIAL  |  October 08, 2010

LePage and Pingree steal each other's material

Democratic US Representative Chellie Pingree does this hilarious imitation of Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage.
Look like twins
By AL DIAMON  |  October 08, 2010
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Review: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Oliver Stone can't be blamed for not knowing that his ironic "Greed is good" would be taken seriously as a motto by a generation of ruthless buccaneers.
Not even Oliver Stone can make derivatives sound all that exciting
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 24, 2010
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Drawing inspiration

"Die, yuppie scum," chants the long-haired man, to the beat of a pounding drum. "You don't need to fuck people over to survive."
Anarchist Seth Tobocman brings radical comic-book to the Lucy Parsons Center
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  June 18, 2010