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It's Springtime in America -- Can the Occupy Movement Reinvent Itself?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The Occupy movement has been in hibernation mode for several months, but with warmer weather on the horizon, odds are it will become a fixture in every major city in America during this election year.

Why I Occupy...

Russell Simmons | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Our democracy has been hijacked. The corporations and special interests pay our politicians to do their bidding instead of the people's. This legal bribery has to stop.

Saki Knafo

May Day Protests Signal Growing Bond Between Occupy Wall Street And Liberal Establishment | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

A little over six months ago, Stephanie McGuinness was camping out in Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of a new movement that often shunned politicians an...

Zach Carter

Bank of America Protest Draws Preemptive Crackdown | Zach Carter | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

The city of Charlotte, N.C., has announced broad restrictions on protests planned for a May 9 Bank of America shareholders meeting, citing safety conc...

May Day Coverage - Oakland

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.01.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Youth Radio reporters are live Tweeting May Day demonstrations in Oakland, California @YouthRadio, and we're archiving the stream on this page. ---- U...

Occupy Reality: A Video Interview With Douglas Rushkoff on Facebook, Community, and Starting a Good Zombie Apocalypse

Alex Pasternack | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Alex Pasternack

Enter Occupy. Rushkoff has watched the movement with cautious optimism, penning editorials on CNN and organizing November's Contact Con, a powwow of net roots activists and open source hackers working to foster new civic-minded apps and hardware.

99% Spring Has Sprung: Shareholder Actions Underway Across the County

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Mary Bottari

The goal: to wrest control of our democracy back from the robber barons and CEOs that systematically block any effort to create an economy and a body politic that serves the needs of the vast majority of Americans and not the elite few.

Occupying With Noam Chomsky

Greg Ruggiero | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Greg Ruggiero

"Occupy," says Noam Chomsky in his new book, "is the first major public response to thirty years of class war." One of the movement's greatest successes has been simply to put the inequalities of everyday life on the national agenda, influencing reporting, public perception and language itself.

May Day

Noam Chomsky | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

May Day started here, but then became an international day in support of American workers who were being subjected to brutal violence and judicial punishment. If you get to a point where the existing institutions will not bend to the popular will, you have to eliminate the institutions.

A Liberal Lens: An Intimate Photo Essay of Occupy Wall Street

VC Ferry | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts
VC Ferry

Where this movement goes, I don't know, but as a photographer and one who cares about the whole, it inspires me to continue to cover it.

Occupy Miami 'Moves In' At Wells Fargo Branch

Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami

Members of Occupy Miami moved into the lobby of a Coral Gables Wells Fargo bank on Wednesday -- a bank they allege to be a one of the “foreclosure k...

Ghanaian Oil: Only for the 1 Percent?

Kwei Quartey | Posted 06.26.2012 | World
Kwei Quartey

As Ghana feels its way along the path of oil production, a mood of fear and suspicion pervades a broad cross section of the Ghanaian citizenry that the deck is stacked against them.

Saki Knafo

Occupy, Obama Speak Out As National Student Loan Debt Hits $1 Trillion | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education

Among the couple hundred protesters who gathered in Union Square Wednesday then marched down Broadway, beating drums and holding signs, one wore a bla...

Changing the World From the Comfort of Your Own Home

Lee Camp | Posted 06.24.2012 | Comedy
Lee Camp

As you've probably heard, the Occupy movement is promoting a general strike on May 1st -- a day when we, the 99%, don't work, shop, go to school, or d...

Saki Knafo

Who's Still Flying The Occupy Banner? | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Spring is here, and the Occupy movement is emerging from its winter hibernation. Or that’s what the occupiers are saying, anyway. With the tents...

OccupyThisAlbum - 99 Artists on 99 Tracks for the 99%

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Jerry Ashton

Where are the songs for Occupy's time in history? Who will write the words and music and poetry? Will we find our voice? These questions have been answered in full and emphatically with OccupyThisAlbum.

Oy! The New "Fight to the Finish" to Save the "Soul" of Occupy

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Danny Schechter

Political paranoia is always driven by what could happen, not, necessarily, what is happening. Can we learn from this destructive history of acrimony and sectarianism or are we doomed to repeat it?

The Revolution Will Be Published And Made Easily Available

Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

You know what those chirping birds and blooming flowers mean? It just might be warm enough to start re-occupying. Now, there's now a handbook to he...

Occupy's Next Crossroads

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What happens next is anyone's guess. Is the Occupy movement poised for a comeback? Or is it about to be co-opted altogether? Can both, in fact, happen simultaneously, and would that be a good thing or not?

Occupy Groups Unite Over Foreclosures

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

* Occupy groups working in several cities * Foreclosure crisis inspires middle class * Some banks cooperate, wanting to ...

How Are Things in Patagonia?

George Heymont | Posted 06.08.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Patagonia Rising is filled with beautiful footage of the Patagonian alps as well as bucolic scenes of Chile's gauchos, farmers, and ranchers who would become the victims of Endesa's huge power grab.

You Can't Leave Occupy Wall Street

Max Bean | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Max Bean

Like many in my generation, it seems, I had waited my whole life for a social movement whose dimensions and ambitions were commensurate with the shortcomings I saw in the world around me. By now, I am convinced that OWS is not that movement.

Don't Immanentize the Eschaton, Bro

Max Raskin | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Max Raskin

The problem with groups like Take Back NYU! and OccupyNYU is not that their criticism of John Sexton is inane and childish -- it is -- the problem is they've lowered the bar of discourse at NYU so low it's embarrassing to look at.

Occupying Passover

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Carol Smaldino

The idea of Passover is that the issues of slavery and freedom are for all of us. If that is so, we need to confront slavery not only in the most obviously brutalized parts of the world, but in ourselves as well.

Matt Sledge

4/4: Occupy, Unions Plan Day Of Action For Public Transportation | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Last week's "fare strike" on the New York City subway won't be the last time Occupy turns its attention to mass transit. On Wednesday, activists in at...