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Occupy Protests

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...

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...

Tennessee Officials Agree To Stop Arresting Occupy Nashville Protesters

AP/The Huffington Post | By TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

By TRAVIS LOLLER, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee officials agreed Monday to stop enforcing a new curfew used to dislodge O...

Bullying Part Deux: Occupy Wall Street and the Gay Movement

Adrienne Parks | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adrienne Parks

What does the gay movement have to do with Occupy Wall Street? We have a once-empowered class of people challenging powerful bullies. That should sound only too familiar.

The Occupiers' Responsive Chord

Robert Reich | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The old view was anyone could make it in America with enough guts and gumption. As Herman Cain still says "if you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame yourself." But Cain's line isn't hitting a responsive chord.

Mic Check: Can You Hear Us, America?

Randall Amster | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

We find these views to be mutually relevant... that all people, by virtue of their basic humanity, deserve the opportunity to live, work, and associate according to the dictates of their own consciences and capacities

Occupy Wall Street: Hidden Victories and Hidden Allies

Don McNay | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Most of Bank of America's competitors have decided not to impose a debit card fee and even Bank of America itself is looking to modify (or hopefully eliminate) the charge. Chalk this up as an Occupy Wall Street victory.

Many Cities Leaving Occupy Protesters Alone

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI and MEGHAN BARR | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI and MEGHAN BARR, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- While more U.S. cities are resorting to force to break up the Wall Street...

Donations To Occupy Wall Street Skyrocketed In Last Three Weeks

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

People seem to be getting more and more eager to send their money to the Occupiers. As the protest movement -- initially based in Manhattan's Zucco...

Cain Tells Protesters To 'Go Home And Get A Job And A Life'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain shot down the efforts of the Occupy Wall Street protesters Thursday, telling them to "go home and get a jo...

Plutocratic Government Tries to Beat Down #Occupy

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Let's look at how the Occupiers and protests would be treated if we were a functioning democracy -- a government of, by and for We, the People -- instead of a dysfunctional plutocracy serving the biggest corporations and the billionaires behind them.

'Excrement, Urine And Vomit': Occupy SF Camp Deemed A Health Hazard

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco's public health department issued a sobering warning to the Occupy San Francisco community Tuesday, letting protesters know that the cit...

Snotty Toward Zuccotti: Media Strains To Lampoon Protesters

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal, a paper widely respected for speaking with authority on economic issues, dispatched a team of reporters t...

Best 'Occupy' Signs Worldwide

Posted 12.24.2011 | World

They've gathered in London and Berlin, in Tokyo, Paris, Brussels and Seoul. They've protested in Antwerp and Amsterdam, San Juan and Madrid. In the pa...

Global #OWS: Belgium's Antwerp

Posted 12.24.2011 | World

As the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York celebrates its one-month anniversary and protest movements continue to spread around the world, HuffPos...

Occupy the Playground!

Alexander Goerlach | Posted 12.23.2011 | World
Alexander Goerlach

Having a youth movement is good. But what are the demands of the Occupy protesters? Without a message, they might as well occupy their local playgrounds. Real change happens through institutions, not by protesting against them.

Are These America's Angriest Cities? (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

In the midst of Tea Party tiffs, Occupy rallies, and a Congressional approval rating that hovers perilously close to rock bottom, this may seem a simp...

The One Cent

Laura Paull | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Laura Paull

There was no doubt in my mind that if I had been the party who owed the bank that penny, there would have been no talk of a write-off. And that had I refused to bear the costs of sending them a check in the amount of one cent, interest would have been charged. And that had I still refused to pay that one cent plus interest, it would have gone to a collection agency. And that over that small stakeout of principle -- not principal -- my credit would have been ruined. But not theirs.

Occupy Wall Street: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh in

Huffington Post | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home
Huffington Post

Here is the very best of HuffPost bloggers sounding off on #occupywallstreet, including Dylan Ratigan, Suze Orman, Al Gore, Stephen Schlesinger and Jim Wallis. What's your take?

Trump: Obama Administration Has Let Protests 'Go A Little Bit Too Far'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Real estate mogul Donald Trump had harsh words for the Obama administration over the Occupy Wall Street protests, saying the president has let the esc...

LATEST UPDATES: Protesters Arrested In Multiple U.S. Cities

AP/The Huffington Post | By CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 12.16.2011 | Business

By CHRIS HAWLEY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Protesters in at least four U.S. cities who were part of a growing anti-Wall Street sentimen...

Tyler Kingkade

D.C. Protests Find Way To Localize Occupy Movement | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As part of their overarching message, Occupy Wall Street offshoots around the nation have pressed issues of social justice and economic ...