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Occupy Movement

Some Advice for Occupiers: Get Your Act Together

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The Occupy Wall Street movement has been in the media for months now. But are they making any progress? Not as far as I can tell. For any movement ...

An Open Letter To The 1 Percent

Troy Jackson | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Troy Jackson

During this time of financial crisis and economic disparity, we affirm the God-given dignity of every person. We believe God loves all 100 percent of us and wants to use us to create a more just society.

Occupy's Next Move?

Maria Armoudian | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics
Maria Armoudian

While many supporters of the Occupy demonstrators are agitated over public officials' growing demands that the Occupy settlers move off the occupied grounds, how might the Occupy movement move forward?

Protesters Eye West Coast Ports

Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters / December 11) - Anti-Wall Street protesters, hoping to briefly cripple a key supply chain of American commerce and re-en...

Lila Shapiro

Occupy Our Homes Wins Hearts Along A Brooklyn Street | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Until three days ago, Teresa Bolton didn't consider herself part of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Bolton is 55 and lives in East...

'Hope' Ain't Dead Yet

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

My faith and hope for our country was temporarily restored when I listened to and read the text of Obama's speech on income inequality at a high school in Osawatomie, Kansas.

The Tunis Imperative: Human Rights and Development In the Wake of the Arab Spring

Navi Pillay | Posted 02.09.2012 | World
Navi Pillay

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on 10 December 1948. Today, on the streets of our cities, people are demanding that governments and international institutions make good on this promise

Jason Cherkis

'Ground Zero' For Protests: Charlotte Officials Move To Ban Occupy For Democratic National Convention | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When the Democratic National Committee picked Charlotte to host its September 2012 convention, city leaders saw it as a boost to th...

Boehner, Other DC Power Players Targeted By 99%

AP | By LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't the slick suits, pricey heels and sense of purpose of the congressional staffers that Susan Wilkinson saw this week on Capitol...

To a Tea Partier From an Occupier

Dale Pendell | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Dale Pendell

OK, you say the Democrats suck. Can't argue with that. Do they suck as much as the Republicans? We could argue about that, about which party is worse, but really, why bother? They are both owned, bought and paid for.

Obama Opts for the Clinton-TR Third Way

Lanny Davis | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

President Obama's "Renewed Nationalism" speech sets important themes for his 2012 campaign. The irony is that those who praised Obama's speech among the base of the Democratic Party missed how Clintonian it was.

Occupy Protesters In Maine May Face Evictions

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Two groups of Occupy demonstrators in Maine have been dealt setbacks, following a trend of Occupy encampments being shut down in oth...

99% in DC: We Deserve to Be Heard

Dawn Teo | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Much of the media coverage has talked about the income inequalities, but those who stormed congressional offices and powerful K Street offices had a more specific message: the inequalities that matter are in power and opportunity.

Chris Christie Mic Checked By Occupy Wall Street Protesters

Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Occupy Wall Street protesters interrupted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) during an appearance in Iowa Wednesday, making him the latest target of a...

Occupy My Heart

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

A few weeks ago I had the honor of presenting Joan Dye Gussow, author of This Organic Life and her new book Growing, Older: A Chronicle of Death, Life...

The 99 Percent March on K Street to Take Back the Capitol from the 1 Percent

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

This week Take Back the Capitol brought unemployed people and others to Washington to confront their members of Congress and the lobbyists on "K Street" that they work for, to demand a change. Today they marched on K Street, the center of lobbying activity.

Tyler Kingkade

Occupy Protesters Take Over K Street, Resulting In Dozens Of Arrests | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- At least 60 protesters were arrested on K Street NW, the historical lobbying hub of the nation's capital, as they blocked four key inter...

Lila Shapiro

Far From Wall Street, Occupiers Find A New Focus | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Since losing hold of Zuccotti Park skeptics have wondered how Occupy Wall Street would remain focused. On Tuesday, far from the skys...

Occupy Our Homes: "I'm Not Leaving" (Video)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 02.06.2012 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

In South Gate, CA, twenty minutes south of Los Angeles, dozens of supporters rallied around the home of Ana Casas Wilson, with several pledging to camp out in her front yard while she defies eviction, and face arrest if necessary.

Words That Don't Work

George Lakoff | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

Progressives had some fun last week with Frank Luntz, who told the Republican Governors' Association that he was scared to death of the Occupy movement and recommended language to combat what the movement had achieved. Be wary though. It's a trap.

The Winter of Our Occupation

Michael Moore | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Michael Moore

And now it is winter. Wall Street rejoices, hoping that the change of seasons will mean a change in our spirit, our commitment to stop them. They couldn't be more wrong.

Jennifer Bendery

'We Never Got An Answer To Our Question' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- About a dozen Occupy protesters who drove through the night from Connecticut and spent hours camped out in front of Sen. Joe Lieberman's...

Forgive the 1%

Bryan Alvarez | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Bryan Alvarez

Offering compassion becomes more and more of a challenge the closer you get to that most destructive 1% (or .00001%) kind of behavior, but then it is even more important.

Occupy the Mainstream Media: Why the Movement's Next Target Should Be the Press

Richard Schiffman | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media
Richard Schiffman

OWS is about financial malfeasance and income inequity, to be sure, but it is also about the lack of equity in the marketplace of ideas. It is about taking back our voices from the media-cracy that has silenced and marginalized the 99 percent.

A Ballerina Will Dance Atop The Wall Street Bull Tonight

Posted 12.06.2011 | Home

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to use the streets as their stage, with offshoot arts groups sprouting up to support the cause. Occupy Cinem...