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Occupy Wall Street Protest

9 Ways to Start Your Own Revolution

Carne Ross | Posted 02.02.2012 | Books
Carne Ross

Across the world, and in the Occupy Wall Street movement, the shouts of protest are getting louder. But will protest alone be enough? Experience suggests otherwise. Instead, we need to consider new methods of political change.

Police Reportedly Went Undercover At Occupy LA Encampment Prior To Raid

AP/The Huffington Post | Associated Press | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police used nearly a dozen undercover detectives to infiltrate the Occupy LA encampment before...

Notes From a Party for Rich People

Daniel Cubias | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

The aluminumadores in my neighborhood at least try to maintain some kind of dignity in spite of their humiliating circumstances. Contrast that with what I witnessed at the upscale party, where a wealthy man groveled and whined just to get his friends inside.

The Genie Is Out of the Bottle -- People Everywhere are Claiming Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Michele Hunt | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Michele Hunt

The genie is out of the bottle. People around the world are claiming their power. That energy cannot be forced, coerced, bribed or beaten back into that the old controlling structures, systems or mindsets.

Occupying Physical Space

Ramesh Srinivasan | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Ramesh Srinivasan

We scholars can no longer stay in our armchairs, assuming that solely studying the digital world is sufficient without putting our bodies in the physical space, or importing old guard positivism into the field without first learning the contemporary dimensions of grassroots activism.

A Politics Outside Washington Unites a Generation

Rachel Signer | Posted 01.31.2012 | New York
Rachel Signer

When people complain to me that Occupy Wall Street never got anything done, or that the General Assembly was a messy cacophony of voices, I want to ask in return, "And what about Congress?"

Michael Calderone

Tensions Between Police And Media Increase Nationwide Amid Occupy Protests | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.02.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- As police crack down on the Occupy Wall Street movement, journalists covering the story continue facing arrest, harassment, and restrictio...

Janell Ross

NYC Protesters Arrested During 'Die-In' Linking HIV/AIDS Activism With Occupy Wall Street | Janell Ross | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

About 10 protesters trying to draw attention to what they say is a dearth of funding for HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and affordable housing were ar...

Profits And Punishment: The 99% And The Prison System

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg | Posted 01.31.2012 | Crime
Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg

Who bears the brunt of so-called "tough-on-crime" legislation? The 99% -- generally poor people of color who disproportionately populate our prison cells.

Elders Meet Occupiers: 20th And 21st-Century Movements Connect

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

A delegation from the Council of Elders (veteran leaders of the freedom and peace movements of the mid-20th century) recently led an interfaith service at Zuccotti Park. Hundreds of OWS activists took part.

Social Equality; Economic Inequality

Jay Mandle | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Jay Mandle

Since the 1960s, a contradictory dynamic has been at work in the United States. The country has become socially more inclusive even as economic inequality has increased.

After Raids Across The Country, Protesters Focus On Smaller Demonstrations

AP | By CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The overnight police raids in Philadelphia and Los Angeles that dismantled two of the nation's biggest Occupy Wall Street encampments leav...

Wall Street Is Already Occupied

ProPublica | Jesse Eisinger | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Last week, I had a conversation with a man who runs his own trading firm. In the process of fuming about competition from Goldman Sachs, he said with ...

The Untouchables of Zuccotti Park

Stanley Rogouski | Posted 01.30.2012 | New York
Stanley Rogouski

The "1%" have revealed themselves as shrill ideologues willing to scapegoat America's most vulnerable people in order to defeat a political movement that threatens them.

Understanding Where the Occupy Folks Are Coming From

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Why has income inequality gone up so much and why does it matter? Let's start with facts of the case.

The Camp Is the World: Connecting the Occupy Movements and the Spanish May 15th Movement

Luis Moreno-Caballud | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Luis Moreno-Caballud

A look at the recent history of a movement similar to Occupy -- the Spanish indignados or 15M movement -- can shed some light on the opportunities and urgency of the new phase of the Occupy movements in the USA.

Occupy Elections, With a Simple Message

George Lakoff | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
George Lakoff

Just as the Tea Party gained power, the Occupy Movement can. The Occupy movement has raised awareness of a great many of America's real issues and has organized supporters across the country. Next comes electoral power.

'Don't Shoot: We Are Your Children' | Posted 11.30.2011 | Fifty

Conventional wisdom guru John Heileman suggested yesterday in New York magazine that the next phase of the Occupy Wall Street movement might be "about...

Saki Knafo

Occupy Wall Street, Faces Of Zuccotti Park: The Woman In Pink | Saki Knafo | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

Melanie Butler was watching a news clip about Occupy Wall Street in late September when she noticed that all of the demonstrators talking to the repor...

Occupy Wall Street: Sign of the Times?

Marek D. Chelkowski | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Marek D. Chelkowski

To those who say OWS is a movement against the rich, I say hogwash it is clearly a protest against unfairness and giving advantage to those who need it the least.

A Different Answer: Let's Occupy Ourselves

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

With injustice rankling across society, it's amazing that the Occupy movement isn't more forceful and widespread. But I think there's a reason why. People are tired of extreme divisiveness, even when there's good reason to point out the bad guys and stand up to them.

Occu-Pie Thanksgiving

Harris Silver | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York
Harris Silver

"MIC CHECK. MIC CHECK." The way to a man's heart is through his stomach, an old saying goes. In the same vein, but not quite as sentimental, is ano...

Tyler Kingkade

Cities Spend Money To Evict Protesters But Not To Help Homeless | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

As cities around the country have swept Occupy Wall Street camps from their plazas and parks in recent weeks, a number of mayors and city officials ha...

Washington Post: OWS is Dead -- Like They Know

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 01.26.2012 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

The Washington Post has proclaimed "Occupy Wall Street is Over." Like they know. The only thing I see is over is the Washington Post's coverage of t...

This Thanksgiving, Occupy Yourself

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

If we resolve to Occupy Ourselves -- to acknowledge all of ourselves -- especially our darkest aspects -- only then can we stop the fear that is running ourselves and our society.