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Occupy Wall Street Protests

Why Bankers Should Be Grateful For Occupy Wall Street

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

This Thanksgiving weekend, Wall Street should say a prayer of gratitude for Occupy Wall Street. While some bankers and brokers have sympathized wit...

Occupy Research: Methods and Tools for a Decentralized Future

Amelia Marzec | Posted 01.25.2012 | Technology
Amelia Marzec

To decrease reliance on corporate media, protestors are moving towards building their own open source tools. Hackathons have been organized in New York, Boston, DC and San Francisco. The projects are available on Github so different camps can download and run them locally.

It's Time to Occupy Congress

Jess Coleman | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home
Jess Coleman

Occupy Wall Street protesters should pack their bags, declare victory, and prepare some tough questions for any political candidate that undermines their goals. It's time to Occupy Congress.

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.

Open Letter to Chancellors and Presidents of American Universities and Colleges -- From Your Faculty

Matthew Noah Smith | Posted 01.22.2012 | College
Matthew Noah Smith

We hoped that even as politicians and municipal police violently responded to the Occupy movement, college and university campuses would remain safe locations for non-violent political dissent. But that has not been the case.

Police Crackdowns On Occupy Protesters Spikes Media Coverage

Posted 11.22.2011 | Media

Occupy Wall Street had its biggest week of media coverage yet, according to a the news coverage index provided by Pew Research Center's Project for Ex...


Matthew Modine | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Matthew Modine

It's hard to see the forest for the trees. And it's hard to see a movement when it is happening. That's where we are with Occupy Wall Street. So it's time to look back in time and read about successful campaigns by individuals that changed the course of human history.

Pepper-Spraying Occupy: An Assault on Our Democracy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The Occupy movement has been a test -- a national MRI -- that has allowed us to check-in on the health of our democracy by allowing us to see what's going on underneath the surface of America's power structures. And the results are dire.

Why I Got Arrested on November 17th

Molly Gott | Posted 01.21.2012 | College
Molly Gott

It is integral that students across the country become even more involved in the Occupy movement. We can carry on the legacy of student activism in our country by working to build a more just future in which we will live.

America's Financial Institutions and Student Lenders -- Attention: OWS "Occupy Student Debt" Committee Has Something to Say

Jerry Ashton | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

Thanks to Occupy Student Debt, expect a lot of headlines to be occupied by the latest bold move by advocates and supporters who want to prevent the graduating class to go directly into the indentured class.

Occupy Sopchoppy Fails to Take Hold

Pablo Andreu | Posted 01.21.2012 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

The movement, comprised of residents Bill, Edna and Mike, floundered when occupiers remembered that Sopchoppy doesn't have a financial district, inside sources Bill, Edna and Mike revealed.

Students: Cockroaches or Dirty Hippies?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

What the pepper-spraying cops at UC-Davis and the contempt-spewing Newt Gingrich have in common is how easily they demonize American kids who want only to exercise their right to free assembly in order to swing the spotlight on the unfairness that is ravaging our nation.

WATCH: Who's Wrecking America? Vote on the 1% Nominees

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Occupy movement has drawn attention to how too many in the 1 percent get to play by their own rules while exploiting the 99 percent. But who's doing the most to damage our economy and democracy? You tell us.

Nicholas Kristof: Are Police Clashes Helping OWS? | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

YOU have to wonder: Could Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police chiefs around the country be secretly backing the Occupy Wall Street movement?...

Simon McCormack

Feds Involved In OWS Crackdowns? | Simon McCormack | Posted 11.18.2011 | New York

In the wake of raids on Occupy Wall Street encampments in multiple cities, some, like AlterNet, have wondered whether federal law enforcement spent ti...

The Power of a ' Community Voice' Movement

Duane Elgin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Media
Duane Elgin

To meet the challenges of our times, we must transcend our partisan differences long enough to recognize our common need for a system of civic conversation that serves us all.

Police Use Lightsabers Against Occupy Wall Street Protestors

Posted 11.18.2011 | Entertainment

During Thursday's National Day of Action, protestors marked the two month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement with rallies nationwide, incl...

An Open Letter From the Heart of OWS: "We ARE the Message"

John Shore | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
John Shore

You know, we know, why we've been here -- and are here yet. And we know that most of you, in spirit if not in body, have been here right along with us, through the cold nights, the exhaustion, the inspiration, the stress and joy and laughter of it all.

Elizabeth Warren Declines To Sign Occupy Petition

Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has expressed support for Occupy Wall Street verbally. Signing her name to a sheet of paper...

Power to the Peaceful: Holding Space as OWS Camps Come Under Assault

Randall Amster | Posted 01.17.2012 | San Francisco
Randall Amster

Tents can be dismantled and people can be imprisoned, but ideals and values are indelible. Holding on, holding fast, holding space -- all transcend mere physical location and the impetus of control.

Occupy the Soul of America: Why OWS Is a Spiritual Movement

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

Limiting your agenda to a few modest and "achievable" objectives is what pragmatic politics is all about. What the critics have missed, however, is that OWS is not a political movement, or rather, it is a lot more than just a political movement.

Making It Into The One Percent Doesn't Mean You'll Stay There

Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

Getting a spot in the elite one percent club by no means secures your place there. A sizable minority of those in the one percent shifted between 2...

Mayor Bloomberg's Cowardice and Occupy Wall Street

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 01.16.2012 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD acted with cowardice by trying to use the cloak of night, while people slept, as a shield from the highly questionable tactics they engaged in during their raid on Zuccotti Park.

What Next for Occupy Wall Street?

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Terra Lawson-Remer

The Occupy protests have succeeded in galvanizing a conversation in the United States. Whether this renewed national dialogue will result in substantive changes that have a meaningful impact on peoples' lives depends on three factors.

Why You Must March on Thursday

John R. Talbott | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
John R. Talbott

The Occupy movement needs to grow beyond a campsite mentality to become a true national, or possibly international movement of all the people. A worldwide march on Thursday is the best way to show that this movement is not going to end but only get stronger.