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Occupy Movement

Bernie and Occupy -- Separated at Birth -- Together Again?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.24.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy, born on 9/17/2011, is courting a man born only nine days earlier in the same month, but 69 years earlier. Could this Spring-December fling be something serious?

Will NYC Occupy Feel the 'Berne' On Birthday #4?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.20.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

There's a "buzz" in the Occupy community, and it's all about Bernie. And the word is that... an endorsement is in the works.

The Case for Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.

5 'Secret' Public Spaces to Beat the Heat in Manhattan

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 07.31.2015 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

Manhattan has come a long way creating public spaces more aligned with nature and art. Old public places have undergone recent incarnations. Bryant Park now has a miniature golf course and a new wave of accordion pumping buskers.

The Republican Party Is in Shambles

Walker Bragman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

With 2016 fast approaching, things look bleak for the GOP. Pandering to a non-white voting block could very well end up costing it the South, as it did to the Democrats in the 1960s. At the same time, pandering to base will alienate too many groups to win in a general election--not the least of which are Latinos.

When the Lights Went Out in New York: A Tale of Two Nights

Phillip Martin | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Phillip Martin

Thirty-eight years ago this week, the lights went out in New York City. Chaos ensued. But the nature of the disruption was far from simple. This week, PBS's American Experience chronicles and deconstructs that intense 1977 experience.

Minding the Gap of the Great Divide

Vince Carducci | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Vince Carducci

In the wake of Occupy Wall Street and the anti-austerity protests in Spain, Greece, and elsewhere around the world, economic inequality has emerged as one of the more hotly debated issues in the public sphere.

Awaiting Interreflections: Peter Joseph's Highly Anticipated New Film Series Inches Towards its 2016 Release

Alex Simon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

In a time of great social strife and growing inequality and public outcry, it's no wonder Peter Joseph's work has gained more and more prominence in the counter-culture each year. Love him or hate him, Joseph continues to challenge the "zeitgeist", leading the charge towards a new society.

Speaking Truth to Power Through Affirmations?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Victor M. Feraru

Stephanie McMillan has devoted most of her adult life to speaking truth to those in power through multiple books that illustrate the destructive effects of capitalism.

What Not to Be Apathetic About

Zak Smith | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Zak Smith

Apathy is a privilege. A great many people do not have the luxury. If you feel your life is in danger, if you feel your family or your loved ones are in jeopardy, if you feel attacked and diminished, the odds are that you will not feel indifferent about it.

Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street Should Combine Movements But With New Strong Leaders

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
J.J. Colagrande

The things that divide and wedge us in society are not black vs. white, man vs. woman, Christian vs. Muslim vs. Jew, old vs. young, us vs. them, it is, and has been for a long time, rich vs. poor. That's the core of our social unrest.

New York Incarnation: 2015

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 04.28.2015 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

New Yorkers may seem disconnected. In actuality, though, it takes amazing stores of inner fortitude to exist in these self-contained worlds. People are accustomed to themselves and each other on levels people living far apart just aren't. They cannot isolate or hide from each other here.

Occupy, It Is February, 2015. Where Are Your Children?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 04.18.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

I have been looking all over for you. The mainstream media long ago declared you dead or missing, and yet you seem to pop up in so many ways and plac...

Open Hearted Hand

Peter Buffett | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Peter Buffett

What do you believe and why do you believe it? We have been living out of stories that we're told. Stories we tell ourselves about ourselves... stories history books tell us... the newspapers tell us.... our parents tell us...

Yesterday: The Factory Floor Today: The Campus Commons

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

In case you may not have heard as yet, Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt!" (SD!) working group has a modest goal in mind for 2015: to organize America's debt-burdened college and university students into a union strong enough to bring today's institutions of higher learning to their knees.

Waking Up: The New American Revolution

Patrick Pitu | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Patrick Pitu

With every protest, now, is a clear and hopeful war cry: We will be heard. We will not be dismissed.

Occupy the Farm': The Movie

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

Over a year ago, after a lengthy conversation, I agreed to an interview with Todd Darling on the condition that he not use my remarks to glorify the Gill Tract occupiers. I was convinced that the Occupy the Farm movement was emblematic of a deep crisis of governance at our public universities.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

Hong Kong's Month Of Protests In 15 Incredible Photos

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

One month ago, on Sept. 28, pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong ballooned in size as activists from the Occupy Central movement joined the ranks of st...

"Protest Sexy" Sells - and the NY Times Is Buying! (Yes, Occupiers, That's a Good Thing)

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.16.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Sometimes, ya just gotta do what ya gotta do to get someone's attention. This is the reality in which Occupy activist Marni Halasa lives, and thrives...

Matt Sheehan

The Weird World Of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement In 9 Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

HONG KONG -- Free speech, free live music and free reign of the streets. Ever since Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement" took over large swaths of the city...

The Friend of My Banker Is My Friend. Are You Kidding Me?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.01.2014 | Media
Jerry Ashton

It would seem to be a logical conclusion then, that bankers and occupiers are blood enemies. And, depending on whose camp you are in, anyone who serves to support one over the other is either a turncoat or a paid mouthpiece.

Here's Who To Thank For Our National Obsession With Inequality

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

Three years ago this week, Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan went from being a place bored office workers went for a cigarette break to the center o...

Occupy Abolishes Almost $4,000,000 in Student Debt, Enrolls Campus Activists, Announces Nationwide 'Debt Collective'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.17.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

As the result of an unprecedented "search and destroy" campaign by Occupy's Strike Debt Working Group and their Rolling Jubilee team, 2,761 individuals have been unburdened of their student debt to the tune of $3,856,866.11.

Occupy to Main Stream Media: 'We Are Replacing You'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.12.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

At least, social and alternative media folks clearly have that intention in mind, if you are to believe the message that they are delivering at Zuccotti Park on Occupy's Birthday #3 this coming Wednesday, Sept. 17.