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Occupy Wall Street Movement

Focus on Gay Youth at Occupy Wall Street

Laurel Golio | Posted 04.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurel Golio

"Joan Rivers made an absolutely ridiculous comment that there are no gay men at Occupy Wall Street, because we care too much about how we look, or whatever. She might just be trying to be funny, but it got on my nerves a little bit."

GRAPHIC: 'Occupy' Tweets Most Often Focus On Taxing The Rich

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Though Occupy Wall Street-related tweets are coming from a variety of different sources, it appears that a sizable minority are aimed at the same targ...

Brad Pitt Talks Occupy Wall Street

Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Occupy Wall Street has its fair share of celebrity supporters, including many whom have gone down to Zuccotti Park to check out the encampment. And wh...

From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy the Neighborhoods

Paul Loeb | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Like participants in previous movements for justice, the Occupiers need to avoid the false choices between protest and organizing, community building and electoral involvement, surrealist theater and the grunt work of change.

I'm Mad as Hell and I'm Not Going to Take It Anymore

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Jeff DeGraff

Maybe this isn't anything like what we've seen before -- something altogether different and new -- something emotional -- not a rational crusade with an intended conquest but rather a great catharsis.

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Tax Would Raise $350 Billion | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A minuscule tax on financial transactions proposed by congressional Democrats would raise more than $350 billion over the next nine year...

Police Arrest 5 At Occupy Atlanta Protest

AP | ERRIN HAINES | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business

ATLANTA — Atlanta protesters aren't going quietly, despite warnings from police and the mayor. In the latest act of defiance, five people were arres...

Groups Competing For OWS, 99 Percent Trademark

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 01.06.2012 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — The revolution will be trademarked and put on T-shirts if an increasing number of entrepreneurs succeed in their attempts to pro...

Emotions Run High After Occupy Oakland Protests

AP | By JASON DEAREN and LISA LEFF | Posted 01.04.2012 | San Francisco

By JASON DEAREN and LISA LEFF, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. -- Emotions ran high as Occupy Wall Street supporters and public officials deal...

Occupy Wall Street -- Ignition or Motor of Change

Jack Rothman | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Jack Rothman

The Tea Party movement was a spark plug for the political right, leading to an election victory for the Republicans in 2010. Clearly, Occupy Wall Stre...

Contact Made, Message Delivered

Warren Adler | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York
Warren Adler

It's time for the Occupy Wall Street people to declare victory, go on home, get on with productive lives and take their anger to the ballot box.

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.

Occupy Wall Street as a Pivoting Startup: "Generation Why Not" in a "Yeah But" World

Jonathan Askin | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Askin

The "What If" Generation has the tools and the vision to reimagine our democracy, and to give us the platform to make government more responsive to its people.

My Republican Mother Gives The Thumbs-Up To Occupy Wall Street

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

The more we collectively examine our great American experiment, the better we can collectively agree how profoundly out of balance it has become and how money-power threatens our democracy.

New York City's Pursuit of a Model for 21st Century Democracy

Art Chang | Posted 12.31.2011 | New York
Art Chang

We must find ways to reinvigorate the process of electing our leaders, beginning with a dramatic rethinking of the way we communicate about, and hold, our elections.

How Occupy Will End

Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Since no one really knows what Occupy's impact will be tomorrow, there's a contest going on today, a battle for control over how the story is being told right now. And the way it's framed could actually determine the way it will play out in real life.

Occupy Wall Street in the Age of Technology

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

More important to the continued success of OWS will be the extent to which, like participants in the "Arab Spring" they creatively use the multi-platforms of communication with one another and the public at large associated with the social networks of Facebook, Twitter, et al.

The Revolution Will Not Have Demands (Yet)

Hamdan Azhar | Posted 12.31.2011 | New York
Hamdan Azhar

The occupiers were "a group of people, gathered together, to create a public space seeking meaning in their culture." Nevertheless, some in the movement are clearly dissatisfied with the lack of structure and insist on the necessity of specific demands.

Occupy Wall Street on the Eve of Halloween

Robert Teitelman | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Some of the charm of OWS comes from the belief of the young and the idealistic that they have somehow discovered something new; in fact, with the exception of their use of social media, it's very, very old.

Occupy Wall Street: 'Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.31.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Occupy Wall Street, so long as the direct action of street demonstrations prevails and continues, is at this moment growing into something that none of us can see at this time. It's all about the future.

Occupy Wall Street -- Global Nuisance or Revolutionary Brilliance

Marlise Karlin | Posted 12.29.2011 | Impact
Marlise Karlin

There is exponential power in peace which has been realized throughout history. But the Occupy movement hasn't always been peaceful.

A One-Man Protest-On-Demand Movement

ARTINFO | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts

As Occupy Wall Street's art-world spin-offs take to the streets in New York by occupying major museums and gallery spaces, a single South Korean artis...

The People Have Lost the Power

Steven Nereo | Posted 12.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Steven Nereo

The people really don't have power anymore, which is the underlying complaint of the whole Occupy Wall Street movement. And, for a country whose Constitution starts with "We the people," that should be troubling for everyone.

Joshua Hersh

Occupy Oakland: Egyptian Protesters To Hold Pro-Occupy Rally Friday (Update) | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

Egyptian protesters who have camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square are set to march to the U.S. Embassy Friday, in a rally of support for the Occupy Wal...

Occupy Wall Street Isn't Anti-Corporation, It's Anti-Corporate Crime

Bob Cesca | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The Occupy Wall Street movement, like the American people, isn't anti-corporate, it's anti-corporate crime. The real question is: why aren't its critics like Herman Cain against corporate crime?