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Occupy Movement

Assessing the Occupation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Where have the Occupiers been over the last year? What have they been doing? What are their plans for the future? In this month's issue of Huffington, Saki Knafo answers those questions and many more.

Russell Simmons On Jay-Z Occupy Wall Street Diss: 'Right 99 Times, But This Ain't One'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business

Russell Simmons has responded to rapper Jay-Z's comments about the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying that the hip-hop mogul is "right 99 times, but ...

Saki Knafo

Occupy Wall Street: What Happened?

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

By the time the police kicked the protesters out of Zuccotti Park last November, the Occupy Wall Street movement had already split into at least two d...

A Tale of Two Conventions

Adam Klugman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Adam Klugman

When I was very young, I had a spinal tap. It was the second most painful experience of my life -- the first was watching the recent 2012 Republican convention.

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Pain of a Bank Whistleblower

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Ever wonder what happens to the friends, fortune and family of a whistleblower? Taking it all in stride and landing a better-paying job? Vacationi...

Sights And Sounds From Charlotte's Labor Day Parade

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

Charlotte's annual Labor Day parade drew a few hundred participants, including members of various local unions, drummers and dancers from West Charlot...

Heated Discussion After The Charlotte Labor Day Parade

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

A Ron Paul devotee, an Obama supporter, and an Anarchist have a debate. What starts off as a megaphone blast regarding the controversial National Def...

Occupying Ohio: The Tea Party, Occupy Cleveland, and the Cold War That Wasn't

Rana B. Khoury | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Rana B. Khoury

For a couple of hours last weekend, the Tea Party gathered in downtown Cleveland for a rally entitled "Occupy the Truth." Yes, the Tea Party was opera...

Failed Occupy Wall Street Movement Needs to Wake Up

Jeff Reeves | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Jeff Reeves

Why is it that Occupy Wall Street is such a sad caricature of itself these days if the need is just as pressing? It's not for a lack of material. And it certainly shouldn't be for a lack of motivation. That's why it's so disappointing.

Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street -- Now, Who's Invited and Where's the Party Gonna Be?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.14.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy's upcoming first birthday, known amongst its busy organizers as "S17" (Sept. 17 -- Get it?), will definitely be different from its original emergence on September 17, 2011.

Who Threw the Party, and Who Got Occupied?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Both the Occupiers and the Tea Partiers changed the American political conversation in a large way. Still, it cannot be denied that the Tea Party has moved closer to actually changing the American political system and its laws than the Occupiers have managed.

Why Occupy Wall Street Isn't Working

Kathy Dong | Posted 09.30.2012 | Teen
Kathy Dong

Though Occupy Wall Street aims to better the conditions for the 99 percent, because of their lack of leadership and dependency on the Internet, they do not have a positive influence.

Yummy! Hazmat Suits At Trader Joe's

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.27.2012 | DC

Trader Joe's shoppers will get more than prepared foods and produce this Sunday. They'll be greeted by protesters wearing hazmat suits. On Sunday, ...

WATCH: Was Occupy a Failure Or a Trigger for Change?

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers

2012-07-25-moyers.JPG Journalist Chris Hedges describes how Occupy Wall Street changed his mind about the futility of popular revolt.

The Ethical Practice of Torch-Passing

William S. Becker | Posted 09.23.2012 | Fifty
William S. Becker

As the leading edge of the baby-boom generation reaches the traditional torch-passing age, the tradition is obsolete. The mores, norms, and behaviors of past generations have left the torch in far too poor a condition to pass in good conscience.

Protesters Would Like Ex-Barclays CEO Off Their College's Board Of Trustees, Please

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

Bob Diamond has given millions to Colby College in the past decade. Some people at the school have a problem with that. On Saturday, protesters at ...

Whose Roads? Our Roads! OWS Activist Gets Low Mileage But High Visibility

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.20.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

In her "mobile extension" of the OWS Protests, Occupy Wall Street's Janet Wilson is proving that authorities might evict Occupy from streets and parks, but cannot keep it off the road.

Carne Ross: Participatory Democracy Opens Political Process

David Vognar | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
David Vognar

Former British diplomat Carne Ross doesn't know why we're spending so much time following the presidential campaigns. "We have been led to believe that one little vote every few years is meaningful when I think intuitively, secretly we know it's meaningless," he says.

The American Myth of Social Mobility

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Regardless of political philosophy, few would argue that a society with little social mobility is a good thing. Societies in which there is little opportunity for social mobility will lack incentives for people to strive.

We Intensify Our Battle Cry With Each Setback

Gregory Floyd | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Governments all over the country -- and the world, as well -- are trying to balance the harm done by Wall Street on the backs of workers, especially public employees. Unions from all over have hit the streets and made their voices heard to stop the assaults on workers.

Just Capital: What the 99 Percent Really Need -- Part 1

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

In prosperous times a rich society pays a much lower price for doing business without a conscience. That time has passed, however. For America to regain its footing, three aspects of social justice must be addressed.

Dr. Stein's "Political Medicine"

Colleen Becker | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Colleen Becker

Practicing what she calls "political medicine," Stein encourages her natural allies to heal themselves from a "sadomasochistic relationship to corporate politics" by acknowledging their agency.

Pepper Spray Use on Passive Civilians? Not on Ret. Police Captain Ray Lewis' Watch!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Ret. Captain Ray Lewis has found himself more and more estranged from today's police tactics. He doesn't like it, and wants to come to your city and tell you about it personally.

What Went on Inside the Occupation of Wall Street

Max Bean | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Max Bean

One thing that's always struck me as interesting about the occupation of Zuccotti Park is the way in which those outside the movement had no conception of the work that went into it.

When Politics Became Lethal

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
L. Steven Sieden

We don't need politics, politicians or any divisive organizations to govern or manage our affairs. What we do need is great administrators, but these are not elected positions.