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Positive #Occupywallstreet Tweets Outnumber Negative Two-To-One

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

Pundits and politicians have created quite the commotion about social media's role in the #OccupyWallStreet demonstrations, both nationally and around...

Saki Knafo

How Anonymous Turned Occupy Wall Street From A Fledgling Movement Into A Meme | Saki Knafo | Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology

Two weeks ago, Cornel West, Princeton professor and activist, showed up at a tent city erected by Occupy Wall Street protesters across the street from...

The "Un-Economy"

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The current global economy is in fact an "un-economy": it's unfair, unsustainable, unstable, and is making many people unhappy. Opportunity is a lost hope for many, as social mobility in America is now less than in Western Europe.

When Main Street Occupies Wall Street

Kim Carter | Posted 12.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Kim Carter

Occupy Wall Street shows us that the middle class has been attacked, robbed of their ideal existence and experiencing a revolt much like that of the civil rights era.

A Call to Action: Support Occupy Wall Street

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

When I first made the decision to visit the Occupy Wall Street encampment, I was skeptical. However, what I -- and now thousands of New Yorkers -- have found at Zuccotti Park is an undeniable energy and spirit.

WATCH: #OccupyDenver March On 16th Street Mall

Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

On Saturday the Occupy Denver movement clashed with police dressed up in riot gear with chants of "Shame!" and, "This is what a police state looks lik...

David Ramirez

Latinos Key To Occupy Wall Street | David Ramirez | Posted 12.20.2011 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- As Occupy Wall Street has grown rapidly in the past month, with the number of supporters swelling from hundreds to thousands and like-mind...

We Need Cool Heroes

Heidiminx | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact

It seems there is another hurricane happening now. Part of Occupy Wall Street's intrigue for me is the collision of groups and cultures who are dropping labels, and identifying as one: against the 1 percent.

The Participatory Revolution

Reshma Saujani | Posted 12.19.2011 | New York
Reshma Saujani

For too many of our young people, that once-promised American dream has given way to an American debt burden and a bleak job market.

Left Out: Obama and the Progressives

Elaine Dutka | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Elaine Dutka

Late last month, 107 California "progressives" flew East to a marathon White House briefing. It was preceded by a Capitol Hill cocktail party, attende...

Occupying Until We Get Occupations: a Millennial Entrepreneur's Take on the Protests

Matt Hooper | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Matt Hooper

The majority of people around the world need jobs right now, not venture capital. Entrepreneurship is not a skill or a trade, it's an instinct, and it usually starts as some sort of project, not necessarily as what is traditionally defined as a "business."

#OccupyWallStreet: Without A Vision, The People Will Perish

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

There's a verse in Proverbs that speaks to this kind of moment in the movement's story. I learned it in the Baptist traditions as, "Without a vision, the people will perish."

Marketing and PR Advice to Occupy Wall Street Protesters

David Meerman Scott | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
David Meerman Scott

If you want the world to take you seriously, then you need to take yourselves seriously -- marketing and public relations matter. Sleeping in parks and chanting will only take you so far.

Occupy Genesis: Rewinding The Torah, Repairing The World

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

The story of creation begins again this week in synagogues around the world. This annual cosmic rewind gives each of us a chance to deepen our thinking about the stories we heard as children.

Everything You Need To Know About Occupy Wall Street's 'Hipster Cop'

Posted 12.19.2011 | New York

The internets fell over itself this past week trying to find, identify and talk to New York's "hipster cop," the baby-faced, well-dressed community re...

#OccupyDenver: Stalemate Meeting With Mayor

Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

On Tuesday afternoon Denver Mayor Michael Hancock met with three representatives from the Occupy Denver movement and there appears to be a stalemate. ...

Students: It's Our Money. Let's Take It Back!

Molly Gott | Posted 10.20.2011 | College
Molly Gott

As students, what can we do? How can we help grow the #occupy movement and empower the 99%? We can do more than hold signs, hand out flyers, and post on Facebook. We can change the way our universities bank.

Matthew 22:34-46: On Loving God, Neighbor And #OWS

Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles

Whatever the final outcome of #OWS, it's encouraging to find ourselves in dialogue about the common good once again. Our neighbors are starting to have faces, and that's crucial.

How to Frame Yourself: A Framing Memo for Occupy Wall Street

George Lakoff | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

Remember: The Tea Party sees itself as stressing only individual responsibility. The Occupation Movement is stressing both individual and social responsibility.

Helping Each Other Find The Way At Occupy Wall Street

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

My hope is that the protest will be a rallying cry for all Americans to remind us of our shared values, not simply the occasion for replicating the political polarization that already grips our country.

What OccupyWallStreet Should Do Next

Martin Ford | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Martin Ford

Who has spoken for the economic interests of average Americans? For far too long, the answer has been no one. It has been a one-sided war waged against an absent opponent.

Tyler Kingkade

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Propose A National Convention, Release 'Demands' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters flooded into Times Square on Saturday, there was still a regular New Y...

Three Reasons Why Occupy Wall Street Is Succeeding

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Pundits tell Occupy Wall Street: give us your list of demands or you'll fail. Occupy Wall Street is obviously doing just fine without following that script. But why? What is Occupy Wall Street doing right? Here, some lessons from the history and theory of social movements.

Why We Must Occupy With Purpose and Intention

Biko Baker | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Biko Baker

People of color must turn out to the #Occupy actions to demand that our issues are addressed by our progressive allies. Only by providing our unique perspectives can we push reforms that address the continuing realities of structural racism and exclusion.

LISTEN: Think #OccupyDenver Doesn't Have A Clear Message?

Colorado Public Radio | By Anna Panoka | Posted 12.18.2011 | Denver

As anti-Wall street protests continue around the country and around Colorado, Occupy Denver demonstrators are holding their ground, even after police ...