The Occupy Wall Street protest made labor leaders and some Democratic pols into both winners and losers this week — winners because the movement gave them a spotlight, and losers because they utterly failed to lead on America’s economic insecurity issues until a bunch of funny-haircut kids did their organizing for them. Let’s ignore their chants for a moment and focus on the rest of this week’s Winners & Losers:
On the 10-year anniversary of the War in Afghanistan, MetroFocus mined the numbers for a look at how the Middle East wars have affected New York State.
On Oct. 5, about 15,000 people and 15 unions marched together in Lower Manhattan. At night, the scene turned ugly, as police used pepper spray and batons on the protesters.VIDEO
Six festivals, either specializing in or featuring multiple documentaries, are here for your autumnal viewing pleasure.VIDEO