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Occupy Wall Street Protests

5 'Secret' Public Spaces to Beat the Heat in Manhattan

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 07.31.2016 | New York
Danielle Wolffe

Manhattan has come a long way creating public spaces more aligned with nature and art. Old public places have undergone recent incarnations. Bryant Park now has a miniature golf course and a new wave of accordion pumping buskers.

Occupy Protester: I Was Locked Up And Exposed In A Storage Closet By NYPD

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The Occupy Wall Street protester who was jailed for elbowing an officer in the face was released just last Wednesday, and she is now speaking out abou...

Protestor Wins $55k Settlement, But The Officer Who Tackled Him Got Promoted

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Brooklynite Josh Boss was participating in an Occupy Wall Street march in December 2011 when police tackled and arrested him. Thanks to video footage ...

Why Movies About Wall Street Help Wall Street

Nathan Schneider | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Nathan Schneider

Entertainment is full of fascination with with some of civilization's most bizarre social arrangements; we justify our enjoyment of them with the thought that they are being presented in some kind of critical manner.

Walmart Sells 'Occupy Wall Street' Posters Online

Grant Stern | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Grant Stern

In an ironic turn, -- the online wing of America's largest retailer -- decided that questioning corporate values sells.

'A Line in the Park' -- An Occupy Invite and Plea to Hopeful NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.16.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Well, the tide is flowing in your favor, Bill. Willy Thompson has conceded, and only one lonely Republican stands between you and Gracie Mansion. An...

Wall Street's Two Least Favorite Birthdays: OWS and Everett Stern

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

You can be sure that TBTF (Too Big To Fail) bankers will not be donning party hats when these two birthdays roll around: that of Occupy Wall Street on...

Trouble in Paradise? Occupy Confronts the 'Two D's -- Dissension and Departures

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.09.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

What is it within a system, or movement, that discourages or drives away such people? Is this a healthy or unhealthy sign for Occupy?

Is Occupy Successfully Answering the May Day Call for Help?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.29.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Now in its second year of existence and approaching the second "May Day" celebration in which it has participated, Occupy Wall Street has both toned down and ramped up its rhetoric and goals.

The Enemy of My Banker Is My Friend

Jerry Ashton | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

From the look of things, entering its "terrible twos," OWS is still working through a learning curve on this. If it doesn't manage to find common ground with other activists, this may be a cautionary tale for protests groups in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Occupy Wall Street Activists Aren't Quite What You Think: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

The Occupy Wall Street movement captured public attention while speaking for the so-called 99 percent, but those who actively participated were drawn ...

Author and Occupy Arrive at the Same Decision - Walk Away From Debt!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

A coalition of Occupy groups called StrikeDebt is encouraging people to combat debt by way of popular resistance... up to and including complete default. Occupy hasn't left its "radical" roots, but has evolved as a voice on the subject of banking and finance.

Hip Hoppers & Occupy -- Are We the Music We Have Been Waiting For?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

There is something about the Occupy Movement -- and especially in its recent incarnation as "Occupy Sandy" -- that brings out the best in us. And the best in us is increasingly found in the music we call Hip Hop.

Occupy the White House

Vince Carducci | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics
Vince Carducci

Whether the second Obama administration turns out to be another Thermidorian Reaction remains to be seen. Although I did hear a rumor that the other day someone on K Street saw Grover Norquist blink. One can only hope.

Sgt Micah Turner: The Boy With the Green Hair

Sandi Bachom | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

In 1948, there was an odd film called "The Boy With the Green Hair." At the time, I really didn't know what it was about, or even what an allegory was, but I had a massive little girl crush on Dean Stockwell.

Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street -- Now, Who's Invited and Where's the Party Gonna Be?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 10.14.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy's upcoming first birthday, known amongst its busy organizers as "S17" (Sept. 17 -- Get it?), will definitely be different from its original emergence on September 17, 2011.

Whose Roads? Our Roads! OWS Activist Gets Low Mileage But High Visibility

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.20.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

In her "mobile extension" of the OWS Protests, Occupy Wall Street's Janet Wilson is proving that authorities might evict Occupy from streets and parks, but cannot keep it off the road.

Pepper Spray Use on Passive Civilians? Not on Ret. Police Captain Ray Lewis' Watch!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Ret. Captain Ray Lewis has found himself more and more estranged from today's police tactics. He doesn't like it, and wants to come to your city and tell you about it personally.

Katherine Brooks

Artist Makes 'Occupy' Chairs For The 1%? | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts

Our favorite thing to come out of Design Miami/Basel this past week was Sebastian Errazuriz's mind-bending project, "Occupy Chairs." Cristina Grajales...

What Happened to Occupy Wall Street?

Larissa Heron | Posted 07.30.2012 | Teen
Larissa Heron

While it's true that OWS has fewer people protesting and the media attention for the movement has dwindled, there are many people who are still engaged.

Friday Foolery: The Snipe Hunt

Christopher Caen | Posted 07.11.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

In the early morning fog they gathered deep in the woods of the Presidio. They were a motley group, but in truth they were following in the footsteps of a grand tradition of motley groups.

May Day: From the Haymarket Massacre to the Occupy Movement

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

Many people might be surprised to learn that the May Day celebrations that occurred around the world in 2012 were born more than a century ago out of a struggle by American workers for the eight-hour day.

Mayday! Mayday! "Mayday!" Bankers Panic Over May Day Demonstrations

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

May Day is a holiday for the 99 percent. It is a day for people to come together, across all those lines which too often divide us -- race, class, gender, religion -- and challenge the systems that create these divisions.

Banks Share Info From Robots, Security Officers, Video Surveillance As Occupy Protests Loom

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

In a real-life situation reminiscent of many an Arnold Schwarzenegger flick, banks are using information gleaned from robots to fend off the Occupy mo...

OccupyThisAlbum - 99 Artists on 99 Tracks for the 99%

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Jerry Ashton

Where are the songs for Occupy's time in history? Who will write the words and music and poetry? Will we find our voice? These questions have been answered in full and emphatically with OccupyThisAlbum.