• The Art of Arbitrage THE ART OF ARBITRAGE by James C. Henderson rbitrage is the simultaneous buying and selling of securities, currency, or commodities in various markets to exploit slight differences between acquisition cost and market value. It is all about relative value. The term has another meaning from the late Middle English. Arbitrage here is defined as the […] No responses 17 min read April 1, 2013
  • Choices CHOICES by Toni Fagerhaugh There he is. I’ve seen him before, standing on the corner under the street light looking at our house. “Who is he?” I ask my mother. She answers, “He’s a bad man. Stay away from him.” I am afraid. My father has gone. It has been months. We do meet him […] No responses 3 min read February 3, 2013
  • Occupy Revisited OCCUPY REVISITED by James C. Henderson It’s been over a year since we occupied the Hennepin County Government Center Plaza in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We called it, “The People’s Plaza” and then populated it with liberated people day and night. It’s empty now. No responses 2 min read November 2, 2012
  • Building a World That Works for All BUILDING A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR ALL A Speech Given to the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers in November 2012 by Scott Thompson he theme of our gathering tonight is “Building a world that works for all.” This phrase is not just a nice thought or a hopeful intention; it’s the whole spirit of Occupy condensed […] No responses 8 min read November 1, 2012
  • This Is Not Sparta THIS IS NOT SPARTA by Scott Thompson nyone who has ever experienced the looming menace of a line of armored riot police advancing silently toward a street full of protesters knows that physical courage in the most ancient sense of the term is sometimes a necessity for activists. Power doesn’t much care for being defied, […] No responses 7 min read September 6, 2012
  • Occupation OCCUPATION by Athena M. Henderson The roar of trucks and motorcycles the dust and chaos of men in enemy uniforms. “Where are you going?” my mother asks. “To another town,” the Nazi Captain says. Where they kick in the doors of the church and order two young men into their truck. Offering of figs, quince, […] No responses 2 min read August 5, 2012
  • What Do the Riot Police and the Black Bloc Have In Common? WHAT DO THE RIOT POLICE AND THE BLACK BLOCK HAVE IN COMMON? by Scott Thompson hat do riot police and Black Bloc have in common? I’m not talking about the obvious answers. Some people might say they have violence in common, but this isn’t an essay about “diversity of tactics.” I’ve never seen a Black […] No responses 4 min read July 4, 2012
  • Occupy Discussed on “Off the Record News” The editorial team of Occupied Minds Magazine, as members of Occupy Saint Paul, Minnesota, discuss the Occupy movement, April 18, 2012 on “Off the Record News” with host Diane Longrie. “Off the Record News” is a local cable television show aired from the community cable television studios in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. No responses 0 min read April 18, 2012