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Occupy Wall Street and the Meanings of Success

Marina Sitrin | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Marina Sitrin

Many people think Occupy has been a failure. Hundreds of parks and plazas around the country are no longer occupied, and we are no longer in the mainstream news, and people are saying that we do not have a plan. But these seem like the wrong metrics.

Twitter Finally Hands Over Occupy Tweets To Judge

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 11.13.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter on Friday agreed to hand over about three months' worth of tweets to a judge overseeing the criminal trial of an Occupy Wall...

Can Primates Teach Us How to Do Politics Right?

Kelpie Wilson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Kelpie Wilson

As crazy as politics seems to us these days, politics actually has its evolutionary roots in the primate use of "tactical deception," which is just as it sounds: the use of deception to manipulate your fellows into giving you what you want.

Russell Simmons On Jay-Z Occupy Wall Street Diss: 'Right 99 Times, But This Ain't One'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business

Russell Simmons has responded to rapper Jay-Z's comments about the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying that the hip-hop mogul is "right 99 times, but ...

Occupying Language: To Walk Asking Questions

Nicholas Mirzoeff | Posted 11.09.2012 | Books
Nicholas Mirzoeff

There are days where I worry that the focus on confrontational direct action, arrests and civil disobedience seemingly for its own sake rather than as an articulation of a wider idea, has allowed us to forget it somewhat.

Contrasts and Contradictions At The Democratic Convention

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio By Malachi Segers You can’t spend much time at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina th...

DNC Rally Song -- 'It's About Time!' (Video)

Dusty Wright | Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts
Dusty Wright

I wrote and recorded this song for freedom fighters everywhere. It was inspired by Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" and the simple phrase -- "it's about time" -- uttered by NYC-based filmmaker/video director Ernie Fritz about the Occupy movement.

Mr. Satan Goes To Wall Street

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

A performance group from New York City has taken their production of Mr. Satan Goes To Wall Street to the RNC and now the DNC. Last night the group pe...

Sights And Sounds From Charlotte's Labor Day Parade

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

Charlotte's annual Labor Day parade drew a few hundred participants, including members of various local unions, drummers and dancers from West Charlot...

Heated Discussion After The Charlotte Labor Day Parade

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

A Ron Paul devotee, an Obama supporter, and an Anarchist have a debate. What starts off as a megaphone blast regarding the controversial National Def...

Crossover Politics: Delegates Who Occupy

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo and Malachi Segers As the Youth Radio DNC team made its way up Trade Street tracking the Occupy Charlotte protest, we noticed th...

Occupy Protesters Take Over Charlotte Streets

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Malachi Segers It's Day 1 reporting from the DNC and my first assignment: covering Occupy Charlotte. The crowd consisted of hundreds of supporte...

Well That's 1 Way To Get A Job

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.07.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Vincent Giordano has held up a "Hire Me" sign on the streets of New York City every Monday through Friday, during regular business hours, ...

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.

Bank Of America Just Lost A $170 Million Customer

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Bank of America may have millions of customers, but the government of Brockton, Mass., is no longer one of them. Brockton is divesting its municipa...

Who Threw the Party, and Who Got Occupied?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Both the Occupiers and the Tea Partiers changed the American political conversation in a large way. Still, it cannot be denied that the Tea Party has moved closer to actually changing the American political system and its laws than the Occupiers have managed.

Occupy Camp Cleared 'As Peacefully As Possible'

AP | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany — German police on Monday carried out a court order to remove anti-capitalist protesters from an Occupy Frankfurt camp set up...

Occupy Kindness: Community Saves Single Mom's Home

Patience Salgado | Posted 10.03.2012 | Good News
Patience Salgado

There were just four days left to save Rain Burroughs' home. It was a long shot but her friends got organized, just like they have so many times before for the causes and people they believe in.

Cop Who Pepper Sprayed Student No Longer On The Force

Sacramento Bee | Sam Stanton | Posted 08.01.2012 | San Francisco

Lt. John Pike, the UC Davis police officer who became a focal point of last November's pepper spraying incident during a campus protest, is no longer ...

Democracy, Trust and WikiLeaks: A Conversation With the Mother of Julian Assange

Vivian Norris | Posted 07.26.2012 | Media
Vivian Norris

I believe that people such as Julian Assange, movements such as Occupy Wall Street and those behind the Arab Spring, actually want change for a better, not worse and more chaotic, world. But their image and their hard work is being hijacked and manipulated.

Protesters Would Like Ex-Barclays CEO Off Their College's Board Of Trustees, Please

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

Bob Diamond has given millions to Colby College in the past decade. Some people at the school have a problem with that. On Saturday, protesters at ...

Patrick Svitek

Republican National Convention Protesters Win City Permits | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

A thousands-strong alliance that includes labor and anti-war groups has received approval to protest during the Republican National Convention in Tamp...

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.

Occupy and You Come Down Here and Embrace!

Reverend Billy | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Reverend Billy

So you have two activist groups both opposing natural gas pipelines and they don't seem to know about each other. Ships passing in the night. Why?

Dan Froomkin

U.S. Ignores U.N. Plea To Protect Occupy Protest Rights | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials have yet to respond to two United Nations human rights envoys who formally requested that the U.S. government protect ...