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Occupy Movement

Police Reportedly Went Undercover At Occupy LA Encampment Prior To Raid

AP/The Huffington Post | Associated Press | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police used nearly a dozen undercover detectives to infiltrate the Occupy LA encampment before...

Saki Knafo

Where Does Gov. Jerry Brown Stand On Occupy Wall Street? | Saki Knafo | Posted 12.02.2011 | San Francisco

In mid-November, a group of demonstrators aligned with the Occupy movement held a rally outside a Sacramento loft building in an attempt to capture th...

Think Again: Why Do the Mainstream Media Like the Tea Party More Than Occupy Wall Street?

Eric Alterman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

The Occupy Wall Street movement is far more popular with the public than with the media. Even before its current slide in popularity, the Tea Party was never even remotely as popular as the Occupy Wall Street movement was when it began and remains today.

Dan Froomkin

Is The U.N. Coming To Occupy's Rescue? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why fe...

Restoring Capitalism: Occupy Our Homes Shines a Light on Our Great Failure

Bruce Judson | Posted 01.31.2012 | Business
Bruce Judson

The financial crisis effectively started with the housing crisis, and it will not end until we find a way to resolve the housing crisis.

Matt Sledge

Occupy Art Basel Remains Elusive, But One Occupation Shoots Up In Miami Beach | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.02.2011 | Miami

MIAMI -- All through the week there were whispers and rumors of Occupy Art Basel, an action that would throw enough fear into the hearts of the one pe...

The Genie Is Out of the Bottle -- People Everywhere are Claiming Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Michele Hunt | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Michele Hunt

The genie is out of the bottle. People around the world are claiming their power. That energy cannot be forced, coerced, bribed or beaten back into that the old controlling structures, systems or mindsets.

Occupying Physical Space

Ramesh Srinivasan | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Ramesh Srinivasan

We scholars can no longer stay in our armchairs, assuming that solely studying the digital world is sufficient without putting our bodies in the physical space, or importing old guard positivism into the field without first learning the contemporary dimensions of grassroots activism.

Gabriel Lerner

Latinos And Occupy Los Angeles | Gabriel Lerner | Posted 12.02.2011 | Latino Voices

Andrea Long-Chavez in Los Angeles contributed to this report. Los Angeles County, California, is home to 1.8 million Latinos. It is also home to O...

From Occupy to Progressive Renewal: Demanding the Just Society

James Block | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
James Block

Finally, serious opposition has emerged against the full-scale, right wing and corporate takeover of American society.

Project Bugsplat

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"Bugsplat" is a term of ultimate disrespect and indifference, and it begins with a state of mind. The global Occupy movement, with its humane and nonviolent core certainty, is tipping the balance. Finally it comes down to this: Occupy consciousness.

In Defense of Linda Katehi, UC Davis Chancellor

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 01.31.2012 | College
Gregory C. Pappas

It is important to understand Linda Katehi's background and how it has shaped her commitment to education -- and making education accessible to those who traditionally do not have access to it.

Dave Ramsey's Deism And The Economics Of Jubilee

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Though Christian financial "guru" Dave Ramsey claims not to understand Occupy Wall Street, he does know why protesters want to raise taxes on the wealthy: We are sinners. "At the core of this demand," he says, "is envy."

Social Equality; Economic Inequality

Jay Mandle | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Jay Mandle

Since the 1960s, a contradictory dynamic has been at work in the United States. The country has become socially more inclusive even as economic inequality has increased.

Wall Street Is Already Occupied

ProPublica | Jesse Eisinger | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Last week, I had a conversation with a man who runs his own trading firm. In the process of fuming about competition from Goldman Sachs, he said with ...

Arab Spring, American Fall

Jim Garrison | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Jim Garrison

The American Fall symbolizes America's fall. Tahrir Square brought down a regime. Zuccotti Park never even phased it. Wall Street is the same after Zuccotti Park as it was before.

Television Without Millionaires?

Jack Healey | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home
Jack Healey

The idea is simple. What would happen if we broadcast an entire day's programming without a single millionaire being visible on the screen?

Trymaine Lee

Occupy Detroit Confronts Racial Tension, Struggles To Define Movement's Future | Trymaine Lee | Posted 11.30.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- In recent years Grand Circus Park, despite the slow gentrification of downtown Detroit, has been most welcoming to hard-luck natives, laid-...

The Untouchables of Zuccotti Park

Stanley Rogouski | Posted 01.30.2012 | New York
Stanley Rogouski

The "1%" have revealed themselves as shrill ideologues willing to scapegoat America's most vulnerable people in order to defeat a political movement that threatens them.

Understanding Where the Occupy Folks Are Coming From

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Why has income inequality gone up so much and why does it matter? Let's start with facts of the case.

The Camp Is the World: Connecting the Occupy Movements and the Spanish May 15th Movement

Luis Moreno-Caballud | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Luis Moreno-Caballud

A look at the recent history of a movement similar to Occupy -- the Spanish indignados or 15M movement -- can shed some light on the opportunities and urgency of the new phase of the Occupy movements in the USA.

Occupy Elections, With a Simple Message

George Lakoff | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

Just as the Tea Party gained power, the Occupy Movement can. The Occupy movement has raised awareness of a great many of America's real issues and has organized supporters across the country. Next comes electoral power.

The Myth of the Empire

Majid Sharifi | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Majid Sharifi

What connects the many social movements in the world today? It appears that the occupy movement is part of a larger wave of global resistance against the status quo manifested in specific local forms.

'What The Hell Are We Paying You For?'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) slammed President Barack Obama at a press conference in Camden, N.J. Monday for the super committee's failure. "...

Police Action Against Occupy Denver Costs City Nearly $1M

Posted 11.28.2011 | Denver

The cost of taking police action against the Occupy Denver movement thus far has finally been tallied up by the Mayor's office. According to 9News, be...