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Nov 8, 2011

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November 8, 2011

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A year from now, the eyes of the entire world will be on American voting booths, as Barack Obama's presidency will be challenged by an as-yet-unknown Republican. This year's Election Day, not nearly as many people will be paying attention, but as The Nation's George Zornick reports in this new slide show, several key issues are still up for referendum -- on everything from anti-worker laws to voting rights to environmental stewardship.

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Occupy the Polls: Today's Tests of Political Power
JOHN NICHOLS | Labor rights, voter rights, gay rights, immigrant rights, Democratic renewal, independent progressives, a sheriff with a heart and "Occupy" candidates: all on the ballot for 2011's busiest election day.
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How Wall Street Occupied America
BILL MOYERS | Why the rich keep getting richer and our democracy is getting poorer.
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The Audacity of Occupy Wall Street
RICHARD KIM | The protesters have put their faith in the last seemingly credible force in the world: each other.
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The War Against the Poor
FRANCES FOX PIVEN | Occupy Wall Street has already made the concentration of wealth at the top a central issue. Now, it promises to do the same with the realities of poverty.
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Memo to Congress; No Secret Farm Bill
MARK HERTSGAARD | Thanks to the antidemocratic "supercommittee," the legislation singularly responsible for shaping our food system is being written behind closed doors.
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Egypt Declares November 15 International Day of Action
ALLISON KILKENNY | Pro-democracy activists from Tahrir and beyond are appealing to Occupy movements for solidarity.
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American Idol: On Nietzsche in America
ROSS POSNOCK | Why early twentieth-century Americans -- from anarchists to Baptist ministers -- fell for the philosophy of Nietzsche.
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Occupy Everywhere: On the New Politics and Possibilities of the Movement Against Corporate Power
Thursday, November 10, 8:00pm to 10:00
The Tishman Auditorium, The New School, 66 W. 12th Street, NYC


A discussion featuring award-winning filmmaker and author Michael Moore, best-selling author and Nation columnist Naomi Klein, Nation National Affairs correspondent William Greider, Colorlines Publisher Rinku Sen, a speaker soon to be named from Occupy Wall Street and Richard Kim, executive editor, The Nation.com (moderator). Sponsored by The Nation and The New School. Event free but seating limited. No RSVP. Doors open 7:30pm. The entire event will be streamed live at thenation.com.

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