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Occupy Wall Street Protests

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.

Occupy LA Deadline Looms

AP | By ANDREW DALTON | Posted 11.27.2011 | Los Angeles

By ANDREW DALTON, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- With the clock winding down on a midnight deadline to abandon their weeks-old Occupy Los Ange...

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...

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 Protests Discourage Black Friday Shopping

AP | By BETH DUFF-BROWN and JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 11.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Anti-Wall Street protesters took their message about corporate greed to Black Friday shoppers, staging demonstrations in commercial a...

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...