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Occupy Wall Street Protests

Oakland Occupied -- Will Washington Listen at Last?

Dave Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This was a game changer, a turning point. What happened in Oakland was a very big deal. On the same Wednesday, there were big, big #occupy events in several other cities. But will Washington pay attention?

The Occupy Movement Is Not a Bunch of Filthy Hippies, It's Something Brand New

Conan Neutron | Posted 01.03.2012 | San Francisco
Conan Neutron

I haven't been living in a tent at City Hall and I freaking hate drum circles. But I did go the day after the odious tear-gassing of American citizens less than a mile from my home. I found it puzzling and then inspiring.

Contact Made, Message Delivered

Warren Adler | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York
Warren Adler

It's time for the Occupy Wall Street people to declare victory, go on home, get on with productive lives and take their anger to the ballot box.

Occupy Oakland Protesters Force Halt To Operations At Busy Port

AP/The Huffington Post | By TERENCE CHEA, LISA LEFF and TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco

By TERENCE CHEA, LISA LEFF and TERRY COLLINS, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Several thousand Occupy Wall Street demonstrators gather...

Occupy Wall Street: Meet Some of the Protesters at Zuccotti Park

Joe Lapointe | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Joe Lapointe

While there may be a few "Marxists" and "radicals" at Zuccotti and other sites, you don't have to hang around long to sense that many are middle-class people who think they are getting a raw deal and fear for their future.

Saki Knafo

Faces Of Zuccotti Park: The Bill Collector | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.02.2012 | New York

This is the first piece in a series profiling the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. Jerry Ashton lives in New York, but he was out of town six week...

Occupy Wall Street Crackdowns Smack of Colonialism

Kelly Moore | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Kelly Moore

You know something is seriously wrong when people who have the option of sleeping in the comfort of their own beds instead choose to sleep in parks across America to drive home a point.

Nate C. Hindman

Restaurant Near Occupy Wall Street Lays Off 21 Employees [UPDATE] | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.01.2012 | Small Business

UPDATE 4:20pm, 11/3: Police have removed the barricades in front of Milk Street Cafe, according to reports by DNAinfo, a Manhattan local news site. ...

PFOWS: What The 'Parents For Occupy Wall Street' Want | Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty

It started simply enough. Dana Glazer and I (Dana is the documentary filmmaker of The Evolution of Dad) were playing email-tag, trying to find a day t...

Occupy Wall Street as a Pivoting Startup: "Generation Why Not" in a "Yeah But" World

Jonathan Askin | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Askin

The "What If" Generation has the tools and the vision to reimagine our democracy, and to give us the platform to make government more responsive to its people.

My Republican Mother Gives The Thumbs-Up To Occupy Wall Street

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

The more we collectively examine our great American experiment, the better we can collectively agree how profoundly out of balance it has become and how money-power threatens our democracy.

Tennessee Officials Agree To Stop Arresting Occupy Nashville Protesters

AP/The Huffington Post | By TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

By TRAVIS LOLLER, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee officials agreed Monday to stop enforcing a new curfew used to dislodge O...

Lessons in Positive Policing From Wisconsin's 'Original Occupation'

Mary Bottari | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Elected officials and police forces need to take a deep breath and gain some perspective. The Wall Street bankers have done far more damage to cities and counties by tanking the economy and local tax receipts than a few hundred protesters could ever do.

Occupy Wall Street in the Age of Technology

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

More important to the continued success of OWS will be the extent to which, like participants in the "Arab Spring" they creatively use the multi-platforms of communication with one another and the public at large associated with the social networks of Facebook, Twitter, et al.

Protesters Face Winter Weather In New York, Arrests In Other Cities [LIVE UPDATES]

Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

Protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park contended with snow, wind, rain and unseasonably cold temperatures for the first time Saturday as the Occupy Wa...

The Other One Percent

Mark Sundeen | Posted 12.31.2011 | Books
Mark Sundeen

In 2000, when today's financial debacle was just a worst-case scenario forecasted by quants, gold bugs, market regulators and other Chicken Littles, Daniel Suelo dropped his final thirty dollars in a phone booth and walked away.

Occupy Wall Street on the Eve of Halloween

Robert Teitelman | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Some of the charm of OWS comes from the belief of the young and the idealistic that they have somehow discovered something new; in fact, with the exception of their use of social media, it's very, very old.

Pat Buchanan: Occupy Wall Street Is 'Going To End Very, Very Badly'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.30.2011 | Media

Pat Buchanan issued a stern warning to Occupy Wall Street this weekend. In a round-table discussion on 'The McLaughlin Group', host John McLaughlin...

Occupy Wall Street -- Global Nuisance or Revolutionary Brilliance

Marlise Karlin | Posted 12.29.2011 | Impact
Marlise Karlin

There is exponential power in peace which has been realized throughout history. But the Occupy movement hasn't always been peaceful.

Occupy Wall Street: Hidden Victories and Hidden Allies

Don McNay | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Most of Bank of America's competitors have decided not to impose a debit card fee and even Bank of America itself is looking to modify (or hopefully eliminate) the charge. Chalk this up as an Occupy Wall Street victory.

Many Cities Leaving Occupy Protesters Alone

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI and MEGHAN BARR | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI and MEGHAN BARR, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- While more U.S. cities are resorting to force to break up the Wall Street...

Occupy Wall Street Movement: More Reasonable Than Radical

Ali Hayat | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Ali Hayat

Results of our interviews show a population more motivated by reform than massive overhauls of existing systems, a group well-educated and well-versed on relevant policy issues rather than a radical movement likely to resort to violence.

A One-Man Protest-On-Demand Movement

ARTINFO | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts

As Occupy Wall Street's art-world spin-offs take to the streets in New York by occupying major museums and gallery spaces, a single South Korean artis...

New Website Allows People To Directly Email Wall Street Executives

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

As protesters continue to camp out in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park and other locations around the world, some activists have found a new venue to occupy:...

The People Have Lost the Power

Steven Nereo | Posted 12.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Steven Nereo

The people really don't have power anymore, which is the underlying complaint of the whole Occupy Wall Street movement. And, for a country whose Constitution starts with "We the people," that should be troubling for everyone.