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Occupy Movement

WATCH: Tom Morello's Occupy 'Guitarmy'

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

An army of guitarists took to the streets of New York City earlier this month as part of Occupy Wall Street's May Day resurgence. Led by former Rage A...

Saki Knafo

The Occupy Movement Descends On Chicago For NATO Summit | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.19.2012 | Chicago

Busloads of Occupy activists have been arriving in Chicago to protest the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. "We're trying to bring ...

How Green is My Occupy? Rio+20 Enviromentalists Team With #OWS

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.17.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy is rallying its foot soldiers as well as a major online army to see that the upcoming U.N. Rio+20 Earth Summit. I imagine that in the Main Street Media, this will be billed as, "Tree Huggers Meet Wall Street Bashers."

50 Percent of the 99 Percent

Laura Carlsen | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Laura Carlsen

Where are women in the global economic crisis?

If Only it Were 99 Percent -- or Even 80 Percent -- Versus the Rich

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Without the restoration of middle class jobs for Americans, the lights will not go back on and support for education will continue to fade.

Challenging Cuba's Totalitarian State From the Left

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

This country, stuck in political inertia, needs to get moving, urgently needs to embark on the path of pluralism and democracy. Cuba must begin to move.

The 99 Percent Arts

Robert Bettmann | Posted 07.14.2012 | Arts
Robert Bettmann

The arts are positively integrated into the Occupy Movement in several ways, but they are also a front on which activists are attacking the economic system.

Occupy Comes to Moscow

Tomas Hirst | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Tomas Hirst

Police have stepped up their efforts to contain and disperse street protests, including through mass arrests, while the protesters themselves have taken to drifting around the city in order to evade their pursuers.

PHOTOS: Protesters Swarm BofA Shareholder Meeting

Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

Americans angry at Bank of America tried to communicate their frustration to the bank on Wednesday, quite literally. Protesters gathered outside o...

Occupy the Farm: Democracy for Land Grant Universities?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

The occupiers demand UC Berkeley halt plans for further sale and private development of what was once the site of its renowned International Center for Biological Control.

Plutonomy and the Precariat

Noam Chomsky | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

The Occupy movement has been an extremely exciting development. If the bonds and associations it has established can be sustained through a long, dark period ahead -- because victory won't come quickly -- it could prove a significant moment in American history.

'They Came To My Home Like I Was A Drug Dealer'

AlterNet | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

Four generations of a Georgia family were evicted at gunpoint by dozens of sheriffs and deputies at 3am last week in an Atlanta suburb. The eyebrow-ra...

Why Occupy Can't -- and Shouldn't -- Become the Progressive Tea Party

Max Berger | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Max Berger

If Occupy tried to start a left Tea Party, we would be following in the footsteps of several progressive movement efforts that came up short.

America: Home of the Bewildered Serf and Land of the Feudal Lords.

Dave Pederson | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Dave Pederson

Two news items popped this week that highlight the ever-growing Neo-Feudalism that has become our new economy. First, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) filed ...

Occupy a Wing of the Democratic Party

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Often, change does come more quickly from the inside rather than the outside. Become an alternative to the Tea Party. And then, once that happens, occupy the majority in Congress.

Arrests Exceed 7,000 As the Occupy's Movement's Spring Plans Unfold Across the Nation

Chris Ernesto | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Ernesto

With the May Day arrests of at least 116 people at Occupy protests around the country, there have now been a minimum of 7,106 Occupy arrests in 114 cities across the United States since the Occupy movement began in New York on September 17, 2011.

May Day Media Mayhem

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 07.03.2012 | Media
Benjamin R. Barber

Media hypocrisy about the Occupy Wall Street movement is old news. But the New York Times hit the "refresh" button once again with its coverage of the May Day demonstrations in New York and around the country on May 2.

May Day: From the Haymarket Massacre to the Occupy Movement

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

Many people might be surprised to learn that the May Day celebrations that occurred around the world in 2012 were born more than a century ago out of a struggle by American workers for the eight-hour day.

Occupy Detroit Does Not Occupy Again

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.03.2012 | Detroit

This story has been updated with comment from the Detroit Police Department. Detroit Police Department officers enforcing a 10 p.m. curfew cleared ...

It's Springtime in America -- Can the Occupy Movement Reinvent Itself?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The Occupy movement has been in hibernation mode for several months, but with warmer weather on the horizon, odds are it will become a fixture in every major city in America during this election year.

Why I Occupy...

Russell Simmons | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Our democracy has been hijacked. The corporations and special interests pay our politicians to do their bidding instead of the people's. This legal bribery has to stop.

Saki Knafo

May Day Protests Signal Growing Bond Between Occupy Wall Street And Liberal Establishment | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

A little over six months ago, Stephanie McGuinness was camping out in Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of a new movement that often shunned politicians an...

Occupy May Day Protests Yields 'Pop Up Encampment' In Zuccotti Park

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business

* Organized labor rejects call for general strike * Protests in Chicago, San Francisco * New York police report white po...

Report Criticizes Police Response To Oakland Protests

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* SWAT team fired beanbag round at ex Marine - report * Outside monitor of OPD "dismayed" by police actions * Sees "mili...

Mayday! Mayday! "Mayday!" Bankers Panic Over May Day Demonstrations

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

May Day is a holiday for the 99 percent. It is a day for people to come together, across all those lines which too often divide us -- race, class, gender, religion -- and challenge the systems that create these divisions.