iOS app Android app

Occupy Oakland

Petition To Recall Oakland Mayor Officially Launches

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.07.2012 | San Francisco

An effort to remove Oakland's embattled mayor from office was made official Wednesday afternoon, when the Committee to Recall Jean Quan was certified ...

Truck Drivers Left To Hustle If West Coast Ports Shut Down

Turnstyle | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact

By: Robyn Gee Could a proposed shutdown of all West Coast ports on December 12 hurt truck drivers? West Coast occupiers are coming together in a co...

Carly Schwartz

'I'm Not Going Through This Alone': City's Foreclosure Victims Vow To Stay Put | Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of foreclosure victims and tenants' rights advocates gathered throughout the Bay Area Tuesday as part of the nationwide "Occ...

If You Want to Be a Rebel, Be Kind

Nipun Mehta | Posted 02.04.2012 | Impact
Nipun Mehta

Spirituality often sees activism as unnecessarily binding, while activism often sees spirituality as a navel-gazing escape. For Pancho, though, the two paths merge into one. Meditation is internal service, while service is external meditation.

Occupy Oakland Murderer Arrested In Kentucky

AP | By TERRY COLLINS | Posted 02.01.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A fugitive has been charged with murder after a protester was killed last month near the former Occupy Oakland encampment outside C...

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...

WATCH: Iraq Vet Critically Injured At Occupy Oakland Speaks Out To Schultz

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Media

Ed Schultz interviewed Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran who was struck in the head and critically injured by a police projectile during an Occupy Oak...

Poor Tenants Organizing to Occupy Homes Legally or Illegally

Mira Luna | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Mira Luna

A group of low-income San Franciscans has come up with a positive, long term solution to the housing crisis that is causing millions of Americans to be evicted and some to embrace the "Occupy Homes" movement: buy the buildings.

WATCH: Iraq Vet Injured In Occupy Oakland Protest Gives First Interview

AP | Posted 01.28.2012 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Marine Corps veteran who was struck in the head during a clash between police and Occupy Oakland protesters says he expects to ...

'Occupy' Movement Immortalized In Gay Porn Flick

Posted 11.28.2011 | Gay Voices

An adult film company is capitalizing on the heat of the U.S. anti-establishment protests by using a tent in the middle of the "Occupy Oakland" encamp...

Miscarriage at Occupy Seattle

Tessa Blake | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Tessa Blake

On Monday, some might say the Occupy movement suffered its first fatality.

UC Berkeley Students To File Lawsuit Against University, Police

Turnstyle | Posted 01.22.2012 | College

By: Denise Tejada Photo Credit: DENISE TEJADA/Turnstyle News Protester Addresses Students Gathered In Front Of Sproul Hall. On Wednesday, 20 stude...

WATCH: Maddow Condemns Police Response To Occupy Protests

Posted 11.24.2011 | Media

Rachel Maddow discussed what she believed was the violent nature of "nonlethal weapons" on her Monday show. Maddow was speaking after a string of O...

Is Occupy Wall Street Fetishizing the Public Square?

Rob Kall | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Rob Kall

Is the Occupy Wall Street movement fetishizing the spaces that they occupy? Are they defining the movement based on place rather than the many, many other powerful elements and symbols the movement has developed?

We Shall Not Be Moved: Reflections From The Alameda County Jail

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

The OWS Movement's visible, nonviolent witness of presence to a system of exploitation, systemic oppressions, and misery has now provoked a nationwide attempt by city mayors to remove us.

Leadership Crucial for Occupy Movement to Progress

Byron Williams | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

For the second phase of the Occupy movements to be successful, it must have something that was glaringly missing from its first phase: leadership.

Jason Cherkis

Does Oakland's Police Chief Think Occupy Activists Are Anarchists? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Last week, civil rights attorneys in Oakland filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a civil suit against the Oakland Polic...

The Big Interfaith Tent At Occupy Oakland: Faithfully Engaging The 99%

Rev. Laura Rose | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
Rev. Laura Rose

One sure sign that people of faith are called to create a sacred space is that after the police raid on the Oakland encampment, the only tent standing was the Interfaith Tent.

Issue Of Violence Divides Occupy Protesters

Turnstyle | Posted 01.18.2012 | Impact

By: Sayre Quevedo Is there a place for violence in the Occupy movement? Just hours after Oakland police disbanded the Occupy Oakland camp on Monda...


Morgan Fitzgibbons | Posted 01.18.2012 | San Francisco
Morgan Fitzgibbons

The Occupy movement has been incredibly inspiring. But it is time to move beyond mere inspiration. We must parlay this unprecedented (in most of our lifetimes) uprising into an effective and lasting transformation.

FIRST LISTEN: San Francisco's Most Famous Rockers Pen Occupy Wall Street Anthem

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.17.2011 | San Francisco

Never one to step back from the ledge separating music and politics, Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins has penned an ode to the Occupy Wall Str...

Power to the Peaceful: Holding Space as OWS Camps Come Under Assault

Randall Amster | Posted 01.17.2012 | San Francisco
Randall Amster

Tents can be dismantled and people can be imprisoned, but ideals and values are indelible. Holding on, holding fast, holding space -- all transcend mere physical location and the impetus of control.

Siege in Oakland's Ogawa Plaza

Jim Worth | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

The large and growing protests are having a positive effect and will continue to as long as protesters avoid aggression and violence that turns the public against their populist message.

PHOTOS: 10,000 Crowd Sproul Plaza At Occupy Cal

AP/The Huffington Post | Garance Burke and Terry Collins | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco

By Garance Burke and Terry Collins, Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Anti-Wall Street activists began rebuilding their tent encampment on ...

Why You Must March on Thursday

John R. Talbott | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
John R. Talbott

The Occupy movement needs to grow beyond a campsite mentality to become a true national, or possibly international movement of all the people. A worldwide march on Thursday is the best way to show that this movement is not going to end but only get stronger.