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Occupy Movement

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...

The Puzzle of Occupation (Video)

Joe Posner | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media
Joe Posner

One day you haven't heard the word in years. The next, it's on the tip of everybody's tongue. Late last year, the word was Austerity. This year? Occupation.

Occupy Our Homes: The Next Stage of the Occupy Movement

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Criticized for focusing more on what it is against than what it is for, the Occupy Wall Street movement has now found an organizing issue it can embrace.

Matt Sledge

As Occupy Our Homes Begins, Take Back The Land Has Lessons For Home 'Liberators' | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.06.2011 | Miami

MIAMI -- Two years ago the Ramos family moved into a small house in the Little Haiti neighborhood here. They did so without a title, a lease, or permi...

Most Occupy New Orleans Protesters Leaving Park Peacefully

AP | By KEVIN McGILL | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

By Kevin McGilll, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS -- Scores of police officers marched into an encampment of protesters and homeless people across fro...

David Sands

Occupy Detroit Fights Foreclosure | David Sands | Posted 12.19.2011 | Detroit

As part of a countrywide day of action planned to combat foreclosure practices and home evictions, two Metro Detroit households will open their homes ...

Occupy Movement Needs Equalism Not Marginalization

Liz Abzug | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Liz Abzug

Equalization is about equalizing the power of any individual voter so that it will be greater than that of a corporation and equal to that of a voter who is a billionaire. This is what the Occupy movement should push for.

UPDATE: Honk For Hancock, Hick.. Why Not Occupy Denver?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Denver

Occupy Denver and their lawyers, led by prominent civil rights attorney David Lane, squared off against the City of Denver in court Monday, 9News repo...

Piddler on the Roof

Ken Blackwell | Posted 02.04.2012 | DC
Ken Blackwell

Occupy DC protesters have been squatting in McPherson Park, in the middle of one of Washington's key commercial and government hubs, since October. And what have they achieved?

What's the Best Outcome for Occupy Wall Street?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

That the Occupiers lack leaders, legislation, and political candidates is irrelevant. What they have on their side is truth and a sense of justice. A society that cannot pay attention to those things is by definition an unjust society.

Don't Bank on Banks -- Except for One!

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Carol Muske-Dukes

I would encourage the Occupy movement to adopt a new plank in the platform -- a new bank. De-bank and re-bank! Let's find the "radical" economists and entrepreneurs who can help make the success story of the state bank available to us all.

9 Ways to Start Your Own Revolution

Carne Ross | Posted 02.02.2012 | Books
Carne Ross

Across the world, and in the Occupy Wall Street movement, the shouts of protest are getting louder. But will protest alone be enough? Experience suggests otherwise. Instead, we need to consider new methods of political change.