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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.

The Real Cost of the Financial Crisis

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Dennis M. Kelleher

The hollowing out of the middle class, including the well-educated middle class, never mind the so-called working class, is profoundly reshaping our country in many ways. It is also eating at the culture of our country, which used to be known for compassion and shared sacrifice.

OWS at Valley Forge

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Once the Arab Spring broke loose, people began asking me why this country was still so quiet. I would always point out that no one ever expects or predicts such events. Nothing like this happens until it happens, and only then do you try to make sense of it retrospectively.

The Revolution Will Not Have Demands (Yet)

Hamdan Azhar | Posted 12.31.2011 | New York
Hamdan Azhar

The occupiers were "a group of people, gathered together, to create a public space seeking meaning in their culture." Nevertheless, some in the movement are clearly dissatisfied with the lack of structure and insist on the necessity of specific demands.

DISTURBING: Zombies Force To Eat MONEY

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

Evil Wall Street is worst of greedy brain eaters. They want all brain for selves and they is not sharing with poor zombie. Poor zombie is force eat MO...

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.

WATCH: Police Use Force On Occupy Denver Protesters

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 12.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The simmering tension near the Colorado Capitol escalated dramatically Saturday with more than a dozen arrests, reports of skirmishes betwee...

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.

OWS Has Lessons to Learn From Past Movements

Michael Zweig | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Michael Zweig

Occupy Wall Street is reminiscent of the mid-20th century civil rights, women's lib, and peace movements, as well as the great labor battles of the '30s and '40s that brought unions and shared prosperity broadly to the working class.

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.

Jon Corzine's Lesson for Wall Street Risk Takers

Charles Gasparino | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Charles Gasparino

MF Global -- which is unlikely to survive through the weekend, at least in its current form -- is no ordinary firm and the tale of how it became the latest casualty of mindless risk taking is something that every risk taker on Wall Street could learn from.

Faith Leaders March And Pray For Occupy San Francisco

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 12.28.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

This whole thing began with a few folks wondering if there was going to be any response by the faith community to Bay Area Occupy encampments. It steamrolled into well over 200 people.

What Part of Occupy Wall Street Don't You Get?

Beau Friedlander | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

So pundits say Occupy Wall Street lacks cohesion. The response from Zuccotti Park boils down to this: Compared to what?

Gandhi's Wings: Occupy Wall Street and the Redistribution of Anxiety

Rob Johnson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Rob Johnson

Occupy Wall Street is about anxiety, and the courage of young people to fly into conflict on Gandhi's wings. This is the noble legacy of civil disobedience on display at Zuccotti Park. We are seeing that anxiety channeled by courage can transform a society.

"Where's the Pony?" Occupy Wall Street Demands

George Weiner | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
George Weiner

Occupy Wall Street has a limited window of attention and momentum, regardless of how long they intend to physically occupy. With the clock counting down, I am holding out hope that they can find their purpose.

The "Occupied Territories": A Meme of Power to Describe All the OWS Locales

Rob Kall | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Locales or communities exist. They are. But Occupied Territories, well that's a term with some muscle in it, some fight, some power.

Police Violence Against Veterans: A Long and Painful Legacy

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

We thought our uniforms made us safe. We were wrong. I wore an American flag bandanna around my wrist when we marched on the debate, and held another folded in my hands. I don't wear my uniform anymore, and the flag no longer has any home on my body.

Plutocratic Government Tries to Beat Down #Occupy

Dave Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Let's look at how the Occupiers and protests would be treated if we were a functioning democracy -- a government of, by and for We, the People -- instead of a dysfunctional plutocracy serving the biggest corporations and the billionaires behind them.

A Constitutional Agenda for Occupy Wall Street

Lyle Denniston | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

There is much else in the proposed language of the amendment, which runs to hundreds of words, but a primary focus is its frontal challenge to the role of corporations in American and global life.

Occupy Wall Street Only Scratches the Surface

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

We must see that Wall Street's inherent structural flaws and fraudulent foundation demand reasonable government regulation; we've seen what happens when those are relaxed. Protesting the consequences of greed is a start, but only a start.

Google Data Shows Occupy Movement Is Losing Steam

Anthony Amore | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

If the number of Google searches is any indication, the Occupy Wall Street movement, which spawned offshoots in cities across the nation, appears to be losing steam.

Occupy Oakland Faces A Troubled Police Department --and Historic Mayor

Roberto Lovato | Posted 12.27.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Lovato

Clashes between Occupiers and Oakland police continued into last night as protesters tried to reclaim the park and police met them with tear gas. The movement has vowed to continue attempting to return to the space

Oakland Police Action Unnerves Wall Street Protestors

AP | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco

by Terry Collins and Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. -- The display of police force in Oakland, Calif., and Atlanta has unnerved s...

What Is "Occupy Wall Street" Really About?

Mike McCready | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Mike McCready

Occupy Wall Street is not just about Americans who can't find work. It's about the fact that even when they can find work, the rules have gotten difficult; the deck has been so stacked against them that there just aren't enough rewards in the game to make it seem worthwhile.

PHOTOS: Awwcupy Wall Street

Posted 12.26.2011 | Comedy

This is what democracy looks like: big eyes, wet noses, and fuzzy ears. Tumblr Awwcupy Wall Street has been documenting the protests' most adorable...