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Occupy the Food System: Construction or Protest?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

While there is plenty of talk (and lots of good community work) coming from the "food movement," it is a still a long way from challenging the power of the corporate food regime. But it is growing fast.

Mad, Passionate Love -- and Violence

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Occupy might just be the name we've put on a great groundswell of popular outrage and a rebirth of civil society too deep, too broad, to be a movement. A movement is an ocean wave: this is the whole tide turning from Cairo to Moscow to Athens to Santiago to Chicago.

Tyler Kingkade

Chancellor Birgeneau Told Officials 'Don't Back Down' After Batons Used On Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.21.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Newly released emails show University of California, Berkeley officials did not initially object to the use of batons on nonviolent protes...

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: Horrifying Murder In Berkeley -- Is Occupy To Blame?

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.22.2012 | San Francisco

A tragic murder in Berkeley has stricken two families with grief and led to serious allegations against the Berkeley Police Department, the mental hea...

Occupy Holy Week, Occupy Passover: Dancing In The Worldwide Earthquake

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 04.22.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The week evokes memories and teachings about resistance to tyranny, racism, economic inequality, ecological disaster and militarism. Remembering this past, we should renew our work to resist these evils in the present.

Occupy Nonviolence

Shane Claiborne | Posted 04.18.2012 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

t's easy to forget that we are up against something bigger than flesh and blood people. And it's particularly easy to forget that people are not the enemy when people are shooting pepper spray in your face.

Occupy Movement Makes Big Plans For Spring

New York Times | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business

The ragtag Occupy Wall Street encampments that sprang up in scores of cities last fall, thrusting “We are the 99 percent” into the vernacular, hav...

Lessons Learned From #OWS

Shen Tong | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Shen Tong

The movement has called for communal conversations in hundreds of American cities to successfully shift national dialogue from hypocritical austerity discussion to social and economic fairness.

ANONYMOUS ATTACKS: Oakland Officials Wake To Find Private Information Online

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.07.2012 | San Francisco

Well it wouldn't be a Bay Area protest without a friendly visit from Anonymous. On Tuesday morning, Oakland officials woke to find themselves the l...

WATCH: Occupy Oakland Clashes With Counter Protesters And Police

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.06.2012 | San Francisco

On Monday, about 200 Occupy Oakland protesters clashed with counter protesters and police on the steps of Oakland City Hall. Occupy Oakland gather...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Oakland Activists Report Inhumane Conditions During Jail Stints

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.04.2012 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Alyssa Eisenberg just wanted her multiple sclerosis medication that she uses to allay fatigue and help her concentrate. A member of O...

After Oakland Street Battle, Occupy Movement Split Over Confrontational Tactics

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

By Laird Harrison OAKLAND, Calif., Feb 1 (Reuters) - When anti-Wall Street protesters set out to take over Oakland's shuttered conven...

Saki Knafo

Police Clash In Oakland Inspires Solidarity And Debate In Occupy Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.09.2012 | San Francisco

After the Occupy movement started last fall, Michele Horaney, a public relations consultant who lives in Alameda, Calif., joined a small local group o...

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: Arrested Mother Jones Reporter Talks To Current TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.01.2012 | San Francisco

On Monday, San Francisco's own Mother Jones reporter Gavin Aronsen appeared on Current TV with Cenk Uygur to discuss his recent arrest at Saturday's O...

Occupy Oakland Protest Rekindles Debate About Flag-Burning

AP/The Huffington Post | By TERRY COLLINS and BETH DUFF-BROWN | Posted 03.31.2012 | San Francisco

By TERRY COLLINS and BETH DUFF-BROWN, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Many in the crowd outside Oakland City Hall shouted "Burn it! Bu...

Why Occupy Oakland Persists In Searching For A Home

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 03.31.2012 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Occupations create a common public space for assembly, free speech and intense, transformative conversations. Occupations are also prophetic speech acts; they stand in a long and distinguished biblical tradition.

Reading the Pictures: "Occupy" Flag Burning Photo as Extreme Prejudice

Michael Shaw | Posted 03.31.2012 | Media
Michael Shaw

2012-01-30-Screenshot20120130at1.22.20PM.pngThe photo almost everybody saw. I guess it's hard to conclude anything other than the fact that the Occupy movement must have decided to torch itself.

WATCH: Occupy Protest Turns Violent In Manhattan

Posted 01.30.2012 | New York

12 people were arrested Sunday in Manhattan when an Occupy Wall Street protest--held in solidarity with the 400 protesters detained in Oakland Saturda...

Journalists Detained At Occupy Oakland

Mother Jones | Posted 01.30.2012 | San Francisco

After spending about an hour locked up alone in a drunk-tank cell block, OPD Sergeant Jeff Thomason arrived to release me, thanks to a call from Mothe...

Aaron Sankin

Oakland May Lose Control Of Its Troubled Police Force In Mere Weeks

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

Nearly a decade after the city of Oakland was first threatened with losing control of its police force, Judge Thelton Henderson has severely curtailed...

Robin Wilkey

NOT SO FAST: New Occupy Movement Rises In SF

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.20.2012 | San Francisco

For those who assumed the Occupy movement had fizzled out in San Francisco, think again. This Friday, Occupy Wall Street West -- a continuation of...

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Wall Street Activists Could See More Arrests At Newly Re-Opened Zuccotti Park

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Tuesday night, Occupy Wall Street activists flooded into Zuccotti Park once again. They resurrected a downsized version of their library. They carried...

Fighting Cynicism Without & Within

Nato Green | Posted 03.11.2012 | San Francisco
Nato Green

Last spring, after 14 years as a labor activist, I walked away. After devoting my adult life to building worker power, I hung it up for comedy. I told...

The Oakland Tribune's New Worst Enemy

| Posted 03.12.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert ​In a fun twist of irony, the Oakland Tribune newspaper is attem...

PHOTOS: 1000 Portraits Of the 99%

Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

It all started with a single question: Why are you at Occupy Wall Street? Since the birth of the OWS movement we have watched the 99% fight to have...