FROM Nate Rawlings
Powerful Unions Jump aboard 'Occupy Wall Street' Movement Even Ben Bernanke says he can't blame Occupy Wall Street , since the financial sector helped create America's current economic crisis. The Fed Chairman acknowledged that people are quite unhappy with the state of the economy and blame, "with some justification," the government's response. Today, a group of powerful unions planned to march from Foley Square near New York City Hall to Zuccotti Park in the Financial District, where a few hundred protesters have been camping out for more than two weeks. Nate Rawlings is covering developments for Time magazine.
Occupy Wall Street Catches On around the Country Friday, we discussed Occupy Wall Street and asked if two weeks of protests by a few hundred people might escalate into something more. Over the weekend, groups settled down outside City Hall in Los Angeles and planned to snarl rush-hour traffic in Chicago and Boston. They also appear to have found a central message. "We are the 99 percent" is a slogan now being repeated by protesters in several cities and circulated on the Internet, where the Tumbler blog shows pictures of hand written explanations. Nate Rawlings is covering the story for Time magazine.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.