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Commander Behind Bin Laden Killing: FBI/DHS Wasting Time Tracking Environmentalists

Steve Horn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDave Cooper, Command Master Chief SEAL (Retired) for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), has authored a ...

Matt Sledge

4/4: Occupy, Unions Plan Day Of Action For Public Transportation | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Last week's "fare strike" on the New York City subway won't be the last time Occupy turns its attention to mass transit. On Wednesday, activists in at...

Occupy Harvard Unites Boston Student Movements

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 02.13.2012 | College

More than 80 students from 18 college campuses around the Boston area gathered on Sunday for the Occupy Boston Student Summit held in Emerson Hall....

Anonymous Hacks Boston PD Website

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 02.03.2012 | Technology

This post has been updated. Scroll down for the most recent information on Anonymous' February 3 series of attacks. Notorious hacker collective Ano...

Saki Knafo

Police Clash In Oakland Inspires Solidarity And Debate In Occupy Movement | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.09.2012 | San Francisco

After the Occupy movement started last fall, Michele Horaney, a public relations consultant who lives in Alameda, Calif., joined a small local group o...

Remaking Occupy's Image: What Would Don Draper Do?

Phillip Martin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Media
Phillip Martin

The Occupy Movement has taken a beating in the press. While it is credited with changing the nation's obsession from debts and deficits to income ineq...

Occupy Research: Methods and Tools for a Decentralized Future

Amelia Marzec | Posted 01.25.2012 | Technology
Amelia Marzec

To decrease reliance on corporate media, protestors are moving towards building their own open source tools. Hackathons have been organized in New York, Boston, DC and San Francisco. The projects are available on Github so different camps can download and run them locally.

Occupy Boston (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.07.2012 | Business


Occupy Wall Street Movement: More Reasonable Than Radical

Ali Hayat | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Ali Hayat

Results of our interviews show a population more motivated by reform than massive overhauls of existing systems, a group well-educated and well-versed on relevant policy issues rather than a radical movement likely to resort to violence.

Donations To Occupy Wall Street Skyrocketed In Last Three Weeks

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

People seem to be getting more and more eager to send their money to the Occupiers. As the protest movement -- initially based in Manhattan's Zucco...

How Are The Occupy Protests Affecting Local Small Businesses?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone and Janean Chun | Posted 12.27.2011 | Small Business

Since the Occupy Wall Street movement began on Sept. 17 in New York's Zuccotti Park, it has expanded to grassroots protests in more than 100 cities in...

Melissa Jeltsen

At Occupy Boston, Social Workers Address Mental Health Needs | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

BOSTON -- After some gentle prodding, the woman paused at Occupy Boston's medic tent spilled her worries. She was losing her home in Mattapan, thanks ...

Google Data Shows Occupy Movement Is Losing Steam

Anthony Amore | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

If the number of Google searches is any indication, the Occupy Wall Street movement, which spawned offshoots in cities across the nation, appears to be losing steam.

Joy Resmovits

What Do Occupy Wall Street And Rand Paul Have In Common? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- While on Wall Street many protesters decry economic inequality, and in Washington, D.C. debates continue over federal education policy, te...

#OccupyBU: A Return to the University's Roots?

Cody Brotter | Posted 12.22.2011 | College
Cody Brotter

Is this a 21st century digital spin on the '60s and '70s Boston University activism? If any revolution does occur it may indeed be downloaded -- but it'll take actually getting off the computer to make it happen.

'Occupy Boston' Activists Turn To Homeless For Tips

Boston Herald | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact

Occupy Boston has turned to the local experts on street survival — the homeless — as members of the leaderless movement prepare to dig in for a lo...

Occupy the Internet

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Criticism of the movement, both from people who are sympathetic to their general cause, as well as from those on the right, is rooted in the sad fact that the protesters are trying to be something that they are not.

From Tahrir To Wall Street: The Role Of Religion In Protest Movements

Nuri Friedlander | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Nuri Friedlander

I had been marching for an hour before I realized that the rhythm and cadence of "We are the 99 percent!" is exactly the same as the chant of Egyptian protesters who brought down Mubarak last January.

Occupy (Neoliberal) Boston

Alex Green | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Alex Green

It is clear that the Occupy movement is more about the seizure of the few remaining urban public spaces in America, than it is a movement of Androids, Tweets, and iPhones.

Republican Reasoning: Why 2008 Was the Year for Occupying and Protesting Wall Street

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

I am surprised that they did not happen in 2008 at the height of the financial collapse. We've known the root of this discontent for years, if not decades. It has to do with America's growing poverty and income inequality rates.

Occupy Wall Street, The Golden Calf and the New Idolatry

Donna Schaper | Posted 10.13.2011 | Religion
Donna Schaper

We brought the calf to Wall Street to confess our allegiance to false Gods and to announce that something was dying for us. That death is our own belief in the sacred calf of the Wall Street picture of the universe.

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Boston Endures Mass Arrest Over Second Encampment | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Early this morning, the Boston Police Department arrested at least 100 Occupy Boston activists after they refused to abandon a second en...

Occupy Interfaith: Why Millennials, Including The Irreligious, Need To Care About Religion

Chris Stedman | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

But what this irreligious, apathetic stance toward religion and the religious doesn't account for is the fact that we live in a world where many people do think and do care about religion -- a lot.

Occupy Wall Street Goes On 'Manhattan Millionaires March'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of protesters, emboldened by the growing national Occupy Wall Street movement, streamed through midtown Manhattan on Tuesday in w...

The "Occupy" Movement Should Follow the Tea Party Playbook

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It should be demanding an immediate jobs bill. A bill to end corporate loopholes. A restructuring of the tax code. No repealing of Dodd-Frank. That is if it actually wants to have an impact on legislation instead of being just an emotional outcry.