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Occupy Wall Street Protesters

WATCH: John Oliver Attempts An Occupy Wall Street Makeover

Posted 12.19.2011 | Comedy

John Oliver toed a tricky line on Tuesday night's "Daily Show," with a segment on attempting -- and failing - to bond as part of the 99% at Occupy Wal...

Occupy Wall Street at 6AM Sunday

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

I woke up very early on Sunday morning and thought the Relentless Conservative (RC) should head on down to see what Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was all about.

So What Do the Occupy Wall Streeters Really Want?

Richard Attias | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Richard Attias


Russell Simmons Offers To Pay For Occupy Wall Street Cleanup

Posted 12.13.2011 | Entertainment

Following an evening of mopping, sweeping and trash collecting, the Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park readied themselves for a Friday mor...

On "Occupy Wall-Street" and the Demobilizing Interpretation of Postwar American Protest Politics

Thomas J. Adams | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Thomas J. Adams

By claiming to represent the interests of, or worse, speak for the 99%, the protesters in lower Manhattan and across the country fully replicate the deus ex machina trope of historical change.

"Occupy Wall Street:" An Inevitable Moment for America

Joe Sestak | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Joe Sestak

This understandable lack of faith in our government and its leaders has ravaged not only our democratic process, but ultimately undermines our sense of national unity -- what we stand for and what we are capable of. It is not just politics.

The Meaning of Occupy Wall Street

The Morningside Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
The Morningside Post

The fact that Occupy Wall Street lacks a coherent set of policy goals misses the point. Theirs is not a movement seeking to enact specific pieces of legislation. Occupy Wall Street isn't even really about Wall Street itself.

Occupy Wall Street Condoms Condoms 99% Effective

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.12.2011 | Weird News

If you're worried about all of those protesters engaging in unprotected sex and contracting ghastly sexually transmitted diseases, you can breath a si...

Occupying Wall Street 140 Characters at a Time

Demetria Irwin | Posted 12.12.2011 | Black Voices
Demetria Irwin

Occupy Wall Street has spread all over the country with varying rates of participation and police response, but for now, for me, I'm content with my armchair activism and research.

Lessons From a '60s Protester

Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Speaking as a flower child of the '60s -- a proud member of the generation that danced at Woodstock and elevated protest marches to an art form -- I'd like to offer some advice to the Occupy Wall Streeters.

Go to Freedom Plaza. Stop the War Machine. End Empire Before It Ends Us.

Coleen Rowley | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Despite the Woodstock-like atmosphere, it is obviously people's misery -- actually a panoply of different miseries -- which are bringing out thousands like this in each city all over the country.

Christopher Mathias

Comparing #OccupyWallStreet To The 1960s | Christopher Mathias | Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

The Occupy Wall Street protest has exceeded the expectations of most. Many in the media initially scoffed at the few hundred demonstrators that gather...

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Want World To Know They're Just Like Us

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 12.08.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- As other protesters chanted vigorously around her, Nancy Pi-Sunyer stood off to the side at the Occupy Wall Street rally, clutching her si...

Simon McCormack

Former Radical Leader On Occupy Wall Street: 'I've Been Waiting A Long Time For This' | Simon McCormack | Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

Mark Rudd was once a leader of an organization that advocated for the violent overthrow of the American government. He is also the ex-husband of th...

The Revolution Will Be Televised, Googled, Tweeted... Etc.

Lowell Thompson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Black Voices
Lowell Thompson

When I first heard of the Occupy Wall Street initiative, I thought it was just a group of overfed and overeducated and underemployed "white" boys trying to get their own generational street cred. But that was just the cynic in me talking.

Hayley Miller

Homeland Security Chair Calls Occupy Wall Street Protesters 'Ragtag Mob,' 'Anarchists' | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) joined Herman Cain among the ranks of Republican pols who are unimpressed with the Occupy Wall Street protester...

Protesters Cutting Obama Little Slack

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Their chief target is Wall Street, but many of the demonstrators in New York and across the U.S. also are thoroughly disgusted with Washin...

Janell Ross

Occupy Wall Street Doesn't Adequately Represent Struggling Black Population, Experts Say | Janell Ross | Posted 12.06.2011 | Business

Late Wednesday night, just as groups of Occupy Wall Street protesters were launching efforts to invade Wall Street, a middle-aged black man stopped an...

African Americans Must Occupy Wall Street

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 12.06.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

This week, I plan to head to New York City to join scores of American citizens who've decided that Wall Street should be confronted for the financial crimes that have been committed against the American people. You should, too.

Occupy Wall Street: A Distorted View Minus Millions of Americans

Janell Ross | Posted 12.05.2011 | Black Voices
Janell Ross

There's been a lot made of the ideological diversity in Zuccotti Park. And ideas can certainly have meaning across racial, ethnic and sometimes even class lines. But, the near absence of racial and ethnic diversity in the park is also worth noting.

Matt Sledge

PHOTOS: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Remain Defiant After Brooklyn Bridge Arrests | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- The day after the police took custody of an estimated 700 marchers on the Brooklyn Bridge, protesters in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park s...