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Occupy Movement

Protesters March To Celebrate Occupy's 6-Month Anniversary

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Police by the dozens have swept through a downtown Manhattan park, moving out Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who were celebrating t...

Saki Knafo

6 Months In, Occupy Looks Ahead | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Exactly six months after the first protestors spread out their sleeping bags in an unloved little park in Lower Manhattan, sparking a movement that sw...

Two Protesters Charged With Assaulting Officer At Occupy St. Louis

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business

By Bruce Olson ST. LOUIS, March 16 (Reuters) - Two demonstrators were charged on Friday with assaulting a police officer following the...

Gullible Muppets and Goldman Sachs: What Does It Say to the 99%

Philip Jennings | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business
Philip Jennings

Congratulations Greg Smith for waking up. However, we already knew about the toxic state of the financial culture. We are living through its consequences. It's time for the rest of the bankers to be forced to look in the mirror and for us to take action against them.

Saki Knafo

OWS: Romney Is 'Mr. 1 Percent' | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.14.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- On Wednesday afternoon, about one hundred Occupy protesters gathered outside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in midtown Manhattan, where former ...

Equal or Fair?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Ask any six-year-old what is fair, and they will have rather clear answers. As Occupy Wall Street is looking for new directions, promoting fairness should top the list.

Think Locally, Occupy Globally: Our Fight Is the World's - and Vice Versa

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The struggle goes on -- in Capetown and Durban and Pretoria, in Oakland and Manhattan and Los Angeles, in the hearts and minds of souls of people who fight despair and corruption in the cities, towns, and villages of the world.

Have You Occupied Wall Street? NYC Wants Your Twitter Data

Mashable | Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology

If you’ve taken part in Occupy Wall Street, then the New York County District Attorney’s Office might want to take a peek at your Twitter data....

Romney, Santorum and GOP Snobs: The Rise of America's Plutocratic 1%

Edward Wyckoff Williams | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Edward Wyckoff Williams

The nation has entered a twilight zone where 'elite' and 'elitism' only have subjective meaning. It's an alternate universe in which Mitt Romney can admit he's "not concerned about the very poor" and his wife can claim she doesn't consider herself "wealthy." All this during a time of record unemployment.

Occupy Wall Street's Money Woes

Village Voice | Posted 03.11.2012 | New York

Yesterday, NY1 brought our attention to the news that New York's Occupy Wall Street appears to be tight on funds, findings based on on a weekly report...

Michele Bachmann Gets A Challenger, Unloads On Occupy Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann sent a fundraising email Friday morning for her congressional re-election campaign in which she att...

"Occupy Rousseau" and Challenge Inequality in America

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

Jean-Jacques Rousseau proclaimed in his Social Contract that men, though born free, were everywhere in chains. Astonishingly, three centuries later, inequality continues to dog capitalism and taint democracy's legitimacy -- worse now even than back then.

Occupy Wall Street Movement Plans Spring Surprises

Good Morning America | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

It's shaping up to be a busy spring for Occupy. The movement born last year in a New York City park has come roaring back to life this week after a pe...

Number Of U.S. Hate Groups Is Rising

The New York Times | KIM SEVERSON | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

Fed by antagonism toward President Obama, resentment toward changing racial demographics and the economic rift between rich and poor, the number of so...

What Went Wrong With Occupy Wall Street?

LA Times | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

The Occupy movement appears to have lost its way. To be a factor in the November vote, it needs to get organized. ...

Mic Check! The People Speak (Part 1)

David DeGraw | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
David DeGraw

The following is the first of a new seven-part series featuring statements from occupiers, organizers and supporters of the 99% Movement.

Don't Sell Scott Brown Short

Dan Kennedy | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

Will Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts win re-election this November? Or will he be defeated by his Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren? The answer, clearly, is "yes."

The Movement Against Citizens United Continues to Build

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Serious grassroots work is afoot in states and municipalities across the country working to build the movement to pass an amendment striking down the Citizens United decision

Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball': 'Hold Tight To Your Anger'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.04.2012 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Polls tell us 51% of Americans believe the bailout of the banks was wrong. An overwhelming majority --- 86% --- disapproves of big bonuses on Wall Str...

Students Occupy University To Stop Tuition Hike

Student Activism | Posted 03.03.2012 | College

Fourteen DePaul University students have staged a campus occupation against the university's tuition policy -- the first occupation at a US Catholic u...

DePaul Students Occupy President's Office To Protest Tuition Hike

Posted 03.02.2012 | Chicago

Between 15 and 20 students marched to DePaul University President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider's office Thursday night, then occupied the building, to...


Matthew Modine | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Matthew Modine

2012-03-02-Screenshot20120302at7.59.14AM.jpgEverybody is each of us. If you think you're too small to make an impact, remember how annoying it is to try and sleep with a mosquito in your bedroom.

Occupy AIPAC: Saying No to K Street Control of Congress and War on Iran

Rae Abileah | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Rae Abileah

Millions of Americans hopeful of emerging from the recent recession must push back against another Middle East war promoted by many of the same people and organizations that brought us the catastrophic consequences of the war with Iraq.

The Trouble With Occupy

Jim Prues | Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact
Jim Prues

The old system is crumbling under the weight of its own corruption, as Occupy, The Arab Spring, the ongoing financial crisis and a host of other factors and influences come to a head here, in 2012. We must admit these are no ordinary times.

Saki Knafo

Occupy Wall Street Regroups, Returns to Protest ALEC | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- In cities around the country today, hundreds of Occupy protestors gathered for what the movement described in a release as its "largest co...