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Occupy Protests

Occupy Movement : Winning?

Dan Bimrose | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Much like the Tea Party rallies gave political cover to the right in their war against health care reform, the Occupy movement allowed President Obama to confidently make a speech about income inequality.

Police Arrest Protesters Blocking D.C. Streets

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement took to the streets of the nation's capital on Wednesday blocking downtown inters...

What's the Best Outcome for Occupy Wall Street?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

That the Occupiers lack leaders, legislation, and political candidates is irrelevant. What they have on their side is truth and a sense of justice. A society that cannot pay attention to those things is by definition an unjust society.

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.

Tyler Kingkade

UC Davis Pepper Spray Investigated By Group That Works For Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.01.2011 | College

WASHINGTON -- Faculty in the University of California system said this week that the group appointed to lead an investigation into the controversial p...

Trymaine Lee

Occupy Detroit Confronts Racial Tension, Struggles To Define Movement's Future

HuffingtonPost.com | 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-...

STILL OCCUPIED: LA Protesters Defy Eviction Notice

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2012 | Los Angeles

By CHRISTINA HOAG and GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For now, Wall Street protesters camped out on the Los Angeles City Hall...

The University We Are For?

David Theo Goldberg | Posted 01.28.2012 | Education
David Theo Goldberg

It is the combination of spiraling long-term student debt, crimped educational support, and diminished prospects of attractive work opportunities that folks have been protesting. Who can blame them?

Giving Thanks -- For the Occupation, For the Intensity, For the Innocence

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

While the Arab Spring showed that people can still accomplish the impossible, our political debate was frozen in corporate cynicism. Now everything has changed. For the U.S., spring came in autumn.

Lila Shapiro

Occupy Wall Street's Librarians Make Demands At Rally

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.23.2011 | New York

On Wednesday afternoon, the People's Librarians of Occupy Wall Street gathered together to mourn the volumes lost and destroyed in last week's pre-daw...

The First Amendment Upside Down: Why We Must Occupy Democracy

Robert Reich | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

The First Amendment is being stood on its head. Money speaks, and an unlimited amount of it can now be spent bribing and cajoling politicians. Yet peaceful assembly is viewed as a public nuisance and removed by force.

Elizabeth Warren Declines To Sign Occupy Petition

Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has expressed support for Occupy Wall Street verbally. Signing her name to a sheet of paper...

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.

Confessions of a Two Percenter

Rich Siegel | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Rich Siegel

What if the angry, the unruly, and the unbathed start lighting torches and come knocking at my door to snag my flatscreen TV and my George Foreman grill, which is great for making panini sandwiches?

Reading the Pictures: Occupy: End of the Camping Trip?

Michael Shaw | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2011-11-15-Screenshot20111115at11.22.01AM.pngIs this the beginning of the end, or just the end of the beginning for Occupy Wall Street?

Berkeley Chancellor's Disturbing Response to Police Beating

Ty Alper | Posted 01.14.2012 | College
Ty Alper

The video of police beating UC Berkeley students last Wednesday night is hard to watch. Unfortunately, the response of the UC Berkeley administration has been equally disturbing.

Marshall Ganz, Obama's 2008 Organizer-in-Chief, On the Moral Urgency of Occupy Wall Street

Matt Bieber | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Matt Bieber

In the early 1960s, Marshall Ganz dropped out of Harvard to join the Civil Rights Movement. He then spent 16 years working with César Chávez. During the 2008 presidential campaign, he architected Barack Obama's organizing effort.

From the Sit-ins to the Occupy Camps

Jakada Imani | Posted 01.12.2012 | San Francisco
Jakada Imani

The Occupy camps themselves are merely one tactic in a growing movement for economic justice. The movement to promote solutions for the 99% is what this is really about.

Max J. Rosenthal

Local Governments Report Positive Relations With Occupy Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

While a small number of high-profile clashes between local government officials and Occupy protesters have received a significant amount of media atte...

The Answer to Occupy Wall Street

Alex Wirth | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Alex Wirth

If we accept the premise that the Occupiers are in it for the long run, that leaves me with two foreseeable results for how the protests will end. One is through a forceful removal.

Colin Powell: Occupy Movement 'As American As Apple Pie'

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are "as American as apple pie," former Secretary of State Colin Powell said during a recent interview with CNN's...

SHOCK VIDEO: Police Beat College Students Setting Up Occupy Camp

Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.10.2012 | San Francisco

U.C. Berkeley students trying to set up an Occupy encampment faced a violent altercation with campus police, who arrested several protesters and tore ...

Occupy Afghanistan, Not Wall Street: A Military Opinion?

Katie Miller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katie Miller

Using this servicemember as example, I argue that the military has been a vehicle for conservatism, even when it doesn't make sense. What this veteran doesn't understand is that Occupy Wall Street is advocating on behalf of him.

The Signs Of Occupy Wall Street (PHOTOS)

Posted 01.08.2012 | Business

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Zach Carter

Move Your Money Activists Prepare For Bank Transfer Day On Nov. 5

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While major banks pride themselves on "financial innovation," they always function in a way that stays fundamentally the same: They hold...