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Affordable Housing Needs a Reset

The Alternative Banking Group of OWS | Posted 05.03.2015 | New York
The Alternative Banking Group of OWS

Unless it is radically changed, the mayor's plan will squander public assets, enrich real estate developers, but do very little for the record number of people living in the shelter system or at risk of landing there.

WATCH: Restoring an America That Has Lost Its Way

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Author Bob Herbert found an America in which jobs have disappeared, infrastructure is falling apart and the "virtuous cycle" of well-paid workers spending their wages to power the economy has been broken by greed and the gap between the very rich and everyone else.

Three Years Later, What Has Come of Occupy Wall Street?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

"WE ARE THE 99%" became the rallying cry of a generation. The simplicity and inclusivity was said to be worthy of Madison Avenue. At once the conversation had shifted, and in that discourse, a word started coming up that used to seem unspeakable: class.

Inequality for All: The Republican Goal

Gerry Myers | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

By continuing to cater to the rich who don't want to impose reasonable regulations on Wall Street, Republicans continue to propel the injustices of the past. The corruption and the fraud that made the rich richer and collapsed our economy continues to be unrestrained.

The First Thing You Do in War Is Take Over the Communications System, or Why I Love Sheffield Doc Fest

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.20.2014 | Media
Vivian Norris

Money and the enormous wealth gap has lead to a non-democratic representation in the media sphere and that now extends to so-called public television.

The 1% In My Head

Abraham Lateiner | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Abraham Lateiner

The belief that money is a reliable measurement of a person's value is not true and causes deep suffering. Money is a wildly inaccurate gauge of character.

Are We Sinking -- Or Are We Beginning to Rise?

Otto Scharmer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Otto Scharmer

The other day I sat in a World Bank meeting in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the gathering was to initiate a Collective Action Platform that would h...

Watch: America's Mad Dash Toward Oligarchy

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

A new report shows that top CEOs were paid 331 times more than the average U.S. worker in 2013. At the same time, the poorest fifth of Americans paid an average tax rate of 11 percent while the richest one percent contributed half that rate at state and local levels.

50 Years From the War on Poverty -- Win or Lose?

Martha Burk | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

The truth is that as a country, we're getting stingier, not more generous with the poor. And the difference between the very rich and the rest of us has grown astronomically since President Johnson declared his war.

Take Back Chicago

Ed Shurna | Posted 11.26.2013 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

Are you upset with the closing of mental health facilities? Loss of affordable housing? Corporate loopholes? Shrinking middle class?

Exclusive: DC Comics Reveals Two New Politically-Charged Books

Bryan Young | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

With these two brand new titles, DC Comics is taking the themes and issues that came to the surface with the Occupy Wall Street movement and are bringing both sides of the coin into the world of superheroes.

Occupy Evolver: Realize Your Potential

David DeGraw | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
David DeGraw

The same people who mocked us before Occupy started, and said that there would never be a non-violent civil disobedience movement throughout the US, are now the same people saying that Occupy was a once in a lifetime or generational event.

Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street -- Now, Who's Invited and Where's the Party Gonna Be?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.14.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy's upcoming first birthday, known amongst its busy organizers as "S17" (Sept. 17 -- Get it?), will definitely be different from its original emergence on September 17, 2011.

I Pledge My Health Insurance Refund to President Obama's Re-Election. Will You Join Me?

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

I am all in favor of peoples' fun and games, just not with my health care dollars. Now, under our new health insurance system, if an insurer spends less than 80 percent of the premiums it collects on healthcare, they owe us the difference.

What Is Mitt Romney's View of Government?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Republicans rail against "big government" and any sort of assistance or program designed to help the 99%'ers. Which begs the question, just what is government for?

'I'm 27 And Live At Home--And I'm OK With That"

The Huffington Post | As told to Brie Dyas | Posted 11.16.2012 | HuffPost Home

Too often, stories covering the "trend" of those in their 20s and 30s moving back in with their parents skew towards the negative. But we wonder: Is i...

America's Economic Death Panel: The Republican Congress -- European Austerity Produces European Job Growth

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It is not really worth arguing the point. As the stimulus wanes in the U.S., so does job growth. As austerity pinches in the U.S., job growth declines.

Occupy The Neolithic?

| Michael Balter on 28 May 2012, 3:00 PM | Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

Even the most democratic societies are rife with social and economic inequalities, as the current tension between the poorer "99%" and the richest "1%...

Protests Begin At Bank of America Shareholder Meeting

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Activists from Occupy Wall Street, the environmental movement and labor unions, along with victims of home foreclosures, have begun massive demonstrat...

Zach Carter

Bank Of America Meeting Gets Protestors Warmed Up For Democratic National Convention | Zach Carter | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Dozens of good-government groups, Occupy Wall Street contingents, environmental activists, struggling homeowners and institutional investors are desce...

Lake Como Vs. La Quinta

Dina Gachman | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel
Dina Gachman

Sure plane travel hasn't always been as rosy as a 1950s beach blanket melodrama, but still. Meals and bite sized snacks used to be free. Flights used to be pretty much on time. It didn't cost $25 to check your luggage.

A Liberal Lens: An Intimate Photo Essay of Occupy Wall Street

VC Ferry | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
VC Ferry

Where this movement goes, I don't know, but as a photographer and one who cares about the whole, it inspires me to continue to cover it.

Occupy Education Connects Dots From Wall Street To American Schools

Jane Perry | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Jane Perry

With state budget cuts to education, the money Peralta Community College has to pay to Morgan Stanley for a higher interest rate is money they have had to cut for classes, instructors, and support services for the disabled. OccupyEducation says a renegotiation would restore 360 classes.

1% Tip In Defiance Of 'The 99%' Was A Hoax

Posted 03.01.2012 | Home

CORRECTION: On Monday evening, True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach released an official statement based on their investigation (described below in Upd...

Things Should Never Have Reached This Point

George Goehl | Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact
George Goehl

Every day, the American Dream seems a little farther away. More of our grandparents are being thrown from their homes. Our mothers and fathers can't...