The Women’s March Rivalry Is Just The Left Eating Itself (HBO)

In 2017, 4 million people marched in women’s marches across America. The second-biggest march, in New York, was run by a first-time activist, Katherine Siemionko. Eventually, she quit her job at Goldman Sachs to run the non-profit she created, the Women’s March Alliance. This year, Siemionko had to worry about more than march logistics. She had to worry about a rival women’s event, run by the more-famous Women’s March Inc.

But what might superficially seem like a petty turf war is actually about a broader debate within progressive politics, over intersectionality, and what role race and ethnicity should play in the direction of the women’s movement.

Siemionko is relatively new to the women’s movement. She remembers being in business school at St. Louis University in Missouri and seeing a workshop called “Shattering the Glass Ceiling.” She didn’t get it.

“All my friends were like, ‘You have to go.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know what a glass ceiling is,’” Siemionko says. “I remember reading what a glass ceiling was and thinking, ‘That’s because women can’t negotiate.’ … Boy was I wrong.”

Her experience on Wall Street began to open her eyes. “I had men reporting to me making double my salary. And it was a hard journey for me to realize that women in this country don’t have equal rights.”

In a way, Siemionko embodies a debate within feminism over intersectional feminism, the idea that there’s no universal experience of being a woman, but that oppression based on class, race, disability, sexuality all interact. Siemionko doesn’t think that way. “The moment you say you’re white, therefore, you are racist… I can’t say ‘You’re black, therefore,’ ‘You are Latino, therefore’… we are all one. We have to stop looking at each other as skin colors.”

Even so she’s deeply aware of how her words are perceived.

“Your speech is inhibited by this concept that any words you say may offend somebody, and we have to get over that. We have to say look we’re doing the best that we can,” Siemionko says. “I have to be careful with my wording because it will get picked apart. That’s the society we live in. I cannot speak my thoughts. I have to filter them.”

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(25 Dec 2018) Here’s the latest for Tuesday December 25th: Thousands displaced after Indonesia tsunami; Police dog killed in Florida shootout; Tokyo markets follow Wall Street plunge; President Trump in Washington for Christmas.

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Up and down day on Wall Street

(10 Dec 2018) U.S. stocks remained volatile Monday as the market recovered from sharp losses in morning trading to end with modest gains. (Dec. 10)

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“Fearless Girl” takes the fight for gender parity to Wall Street

The popular “Fearless Girl” statue, which had been staring down Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” since last year, has moved to face the New York Stock Exchange – a vivid reminder of the need for gender equality and better representation of women in the boardroom.

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(20 Nov 2018) Here are the top stories for Tuesday, November 20: No punishment for Saudi Arabia; Big losses on Wall Street; FDA warns against romaine lettuce; Recreational pot sales begin in Massachusetts.

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Today in History for October 19th

(19 Oct 2018) Highlights of this day in history: British surrender at Yorktown decides American Revolution; Stock market crash hits Wall Street in late 1980s; Napoleon’s forces begin retreat from Moscow; Concorde makes first landing in New York. (Oct. 19)

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Warren Buffet Calls Lehman Brothers Collapse An “Economic Pearl Harbor” (HBO)

When Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy ten years ago on Friday, the question on everyone’s minds was simple: “Who’s next?”

If a pillar of Wall Street worth hundreds of billions of dollars just months before couldn’t be trusted with the public’s money, then nowhere was safe. Panicked investors rushed for the door, banks refused to lend to each other, and money market funds began to collapse.

“I describe it as an economic Pearl Harbor,” Warren Buffett, the legendary investor of Berkshire Hathaway, told VICE News. “It was something we hadn’t seen before. Even the 1929 panic was nothing like this. I mean, the system stopped.“

Buffett had a front row seat to the global crisis even before the Bush Administration took up the struggle. He had been approached by Lehman’s CEO Dick Fuld for emergency capital earlier in the summer, and after it failed, he found himself courted by other teetering investment banks desperate for capital. His $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs saved the firm, and netted him billions.

He credits the Bush administration, led by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, with helping to prevent a second Great Depression. “When they realized the gravity of what was happening, we were having a run on the United States, maybe a run on the world, they stepped up,” Buffett said.

He’s not convinced, however, that the financial community’s takeaway from its brush with financial Armageddon will prevent future disaster. “Humans will continue to behave foolishly and sometimes en masse. And that doesn’t change. We get smarter but we don’t get wiser,” Buffett said.

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Overstock.com’s CEO Wants To Undermine Wall Street With The Tech Behind Bitcoin (HBO)

Patrick Byrne is the founder and CEO of popular deal site Overstock.com. He also has a doctorate in philosophy and a survivalist ranch where he could ride out a hypothetical zombie invasion. And he has always had ambitions bigger than retail. For years, Byrne used his position to rail against corruption on Wall Street. Then, he discovered bitcoin, and with it, a new way to dismantle what he sees as dismantle what he sees as dangerous institutions.

In 2015, Overstock.com became the first company to accept the cryptocurrency as payment. Byrne still runs the retail site, but he’s poured his time and profits into financing blockchain-based start-ups, including a alternative stock exchange. And he’s attracted a following of crypto fans who share his vision for a future fueled by blockchain.

VICE News spent time with Byrne at a party in Miami, at Overstock headquarters in Utah, and at his secretive ski chalet to find out why he’s betting big on the technology behind bitcoin.

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Wall Street Reacts to Market Plunge

On Wall Street, regular investors and experts alike had mixed thoughts about the outlook for the market amid extremely volitile week of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. (Feb. 8)

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