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Occupy Wall Street Protests

The Leaderless Revolution, Part 2: The Action of One

Carne Ross | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Carne Ross

The enemy in the West that must be conquered is not a dictator, both easily identified and caricatured. It is not one, but many. This means that a revolution to change things fundamentally for the better will not look like the Arab Spring.

Occupy the Food System

Willie Nelson | Posted 02.16.2012 | Home
Willie Nelson

Thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement, there's a deeper understanding about the power that corporations wield over the great majority of us. It's not just in the financial sector, but in all facets of our lives.

The Mainstream Spin on OWS: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 02.14.2012 | Media
Nicholas Carroll

Escalation from either side means mainstream media will be forced to cover OWS, especially if there are good photo-opportunities.

Janean Chun

Security Firm Doubles Its Business By Protecting The 1 Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 12.15.2011 | Small Business

The worse the U.S. economy fares and the bigger the income inequality gap grows, the better business seems to get for Paul Viollis and Douglas Kane. T...

Some Advice for Occupiers: Get Your Act Together

Daniel Burrus | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The Occupy Wall Street movement has been in the media for months now. But are they making any progress? Not as far as I can tell. For any movement or...

Protesters Eye West Coast Ports

Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters / December 11) - Anti-Wall Street protesters, hoping to briefly cripple a key supply chain of American commerce and re-energi...

Speak Out: America Is a Free Speech Forum

John W. Whitehead | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

When political protest is caged, it's not just the rights of a few protesters that are at stake. The very definition of freedom is in danger. Freedom cannot be exercised from within a cage.

A Message to the Occupiers

Diane Dimond | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Diane Dimond

Occupiers, your signs say you want "more jobs" and "economic equality?" You might as well demand the tooth fairy to leave a thousand dollars under your pillow every night. Life doesn't unfold on equal terms.

The Winter of Our Occupation

Michael Moore | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Michael Moore

And now it is winter. Wall Street rejoices, hoping that the change of seasons will mean a change in our spirit, our commitment to stop them. They couldn't be more wrong.

The Puzzle of Occupation (Video)

Joe Posner | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media
Joe Posner

One day you haven't heard the word in years. The next, it's on the tip of everybody's tongue. Late last year, the word was Austerity. This year? Occupation.

Occupy Our Homes: The Next Stage of the Occupy Movement

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Criticized for focusing more on what it is against than what it is for, the Occupy Wall Street movement has now found an organizing issue it can embrace.

Occupy Movement Needs Equalism Not Marginalization

Liz Abzug | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Liz Abzug

Equalization is about equalizing the power of any individual voter so that it will be greater than that of a corporation and equal to that of a voter who is a billionaire. This is what the Occupy movement should push for.

What's the Best Outcome for Occupy Wall Street?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

That the Occupiers lack leaders, legislation, and political candidates is irrelevant. What they have on their side is truth and a sense of justice. A society that cannot pay attention to those things is by definition an unjust society.

Taking Back the Capitol: Why I'm Going to Washington

Rev. C.J. Hawking | Posted 02.04.2012 | Chicago
Rev. C.J. Hawking

We will bring the power of the people to bear on Capitol Hill to say that the time has come for Congress to start representing the 99 percent of Americans -- we the people -- not just the richest 1 percent in the country.

Pepper Spraying Cop: The Christmas Sweater

Posted 12.05.2011 | Comedy

Finally, a Christmas sweater worthy of taking on Glenn Beck's in a fight. We wish we could tell you this is available to buy somewhere, but it's th...

Occupy Broadway 'Takes Back The Stage'

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

Occupy Wall Street descended upon Broadway Friday night, commencing a daylong occupation of Times Square. The move to New York's theater district is m...

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...

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.

Illinois House Rejects 'Occupy' Resolution, Suburban Rep Calls Protests 'Un-American'

Posted 11.30.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois House of Representatives on Tuesday rejected a resolution that would have expressed support for Occupy Wall Street protesters' "peaceful ...

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

Luis Moreno-Caballud | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home
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.

What Mayor Bloomberg, Economists Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street

Eric Peterson | Posted 01.29.2012 | New York
Eric Peterson

While some may utilize appealing rhetoric and claim to work in our name, it is clear that no one else is going to create the city we imagine for us, this is our job.

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.

Tyler Kingkade

Cities Spend Money To Evict Protesters But Not To Help Homeless

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...