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Occupy Protests

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.

Tea Party Group Has Eyebrow-Raising Meeting

AP | By ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Occupy Memphis member Mallory Pope had just finished telling a group of about 75 tea party followers Thursday night that politicians...

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.

Timely Opera About Student Protests Has U.S. Premiere

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — Just two nights after police broke up the Occupy Wall Street encampment in lower Manhattan, a new opera about student protest movemen...

Occupy London Ordered To Evacuate By This Evening

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

LONDON — London officials attached eviction notices to protest tents outside St. Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday, asking the demonstrators to remo...

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 | 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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Amid Heavy Police Presence, Occupy Sydney Protesters Take To The Streets

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | World

SYDNEY -- Hundreds of Occupy Sydney protesters have taken to the streets of Australia's largest city amid a heavy police presence. The activists, who...

Zach Carter

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

The Face Of A Movement

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home

By TAMARA LUSH AND VERENA DOBNIK, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Look at a photo or news clip from around the world of Occupy protesters and you...

Occupy Wall Street: Meet Some of the Protesters at Zuccotti Park

Joe Lapointe | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Joe Lapointe

While there may be a few "Marxists" and "radicals" at Zuccotti and other sites, you don't have to hang around long to sense that many are middle-class people who think they are getting a raw deal and fear for their future.

Michael Bloomberg: 'It Was Not The Banks That Created The Mortgage Crisis'

Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he disagrees with the Occupy Wall Street protesters on who deserves the blame for ordinary Americans' econo...

Occupy Movement Accepts Modest Help From The Left

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

By DAVID B. CARUSO, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- With its noisy drum circle, meandering parades of bandanna-clad youth and disdain for cen...

Zach Carter

Oakland Police Show Solidarity With Occupy Protests | Zach Carter | Posted 01.01.2012 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- The Oakland Police Officers' Association sent an open letter to city Mayor Jean Quan, criticizing the mayor's response to Occupy Oakland...

WATCH: Occupy Denver On Keith Olbermann's Show

Posted 01.01.2012 | Denver

Debate on Saturday's escalation among police and Occupy Denver protester relations spilled into the national discussion as reports of police firing pe...