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The "American Fall" and Rise

Adam Klugman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Adam Klugman

None of us who are involved in this movement want to think we are participating in the felling of our country -- what we hope to do is raise her up again. However, in order to do that, something must fall -- and it is Empire.

Zach Carter

WATCH: Occupy Wall Street Protests Ignite Progressive Political Fire In Washington | Zach Carter | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations inspiring scores of similar protests nationwide, a progressive conference in the nation's cap...

American Autumn in Los Angeles -- OccupyWallSt Joins Main Street

Suzanne O'Keeffe | Posted 12.04.2011 | Los Angeles
Suzanne O'Keeffe

The movement is resonating because, as much as we like to argue and wail about politics, the bedrock underpinning our lives is not our government, it's our money system.

Beyond the Protests: An American Story

Scott Stringer | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York
Scott Stringer

As the Occupy Wall Street protests stretch into their third week, New Yorkers may still be confused about who the protestors are and what they want. But there should be no mistaking the fears and concerns that motivate them.

Wall Street's 99 Percent Show Family Values

Sonya Huber | Posted 12.04.2011 | Parents
Sonya Huber

Each of these snapshots is a specific story, and the vulnerability of the details defies simple platitudes or easy solutions: "My mom works with a dislocated shoulder" and "My dad works 70 hours a week to pay the bills."

WATCH: Is Anonymous Going To Take Down The NYSE?

Posted 12.04.2011 | New York

Hackers claiming to belong to the "hacktivist" collective Anonymous have declared war on the New York Stock Exchange in a new video titled "Operation ...

Occupy Denver Spotlight: Interview With Brett Starr

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.04.2011 | Denver

The Occupy Wall Street movement is gaining momentum in cities around the nation. In New York, the protesters are in their third week and large numbers...

PHOTOS: The Zombies Of #OccupyWallStreet

Posted 12.04.2011 | New York

On Monday, Day 17 of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, about a hundred protesters, dressed as corporate zombies with white face paint, ambled past...

After Mass Arrests, TWU Says NYPD Can't Use Its Drivers

Posted 12.04.2011 | New York

The New York City Transit Workers Union filed a restraining order Monday to prevent the NYPD from forcing city bus drivers to transport arrested demon...

Landmarks Of The Movement: Occupy Wall Street Timeline

Turnstyle | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact

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Zach Carter

#OccupyWallStreet Protests Spark Optimism At Progressive Political Conference | Zach Carter | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive leaders have flocked to the nation's capital for a conference devoted to organizing a political movement to overwhelm the Te...

Eastern Bank Reponds to Customer Complaint by Complaining about Customer and Why We Need Occupy Wall Street

Richard Zombeck | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

Disdain, contempt, ridicule, and the basic "let them eat cake" attitude towards the Wall Street protests and outrage seems to be pretty typical and historically accurate.

Here's Occupy Wall Street's "One Demand": Sanity

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The fact that the movement doesn't make demands of Wall Street -- or Washington, for that matter -- doesn't mean it doesn't have demands. It does, but they're not directed at Wall Street, or K Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue. They're directed at you.

'We Are The 99 Percent': The Stories Of Victims Of The Great Recession

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

As protesters share their stories in Zuccotti Park, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago and other cities across the country, some are taking to the...

Matt Sledge

Did NYPD Trick Protesters Into Getting Arrested? No. | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York

In the wake of Saturday's 744 arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge, some on the internet claimed that those who entered the span's main roadway were fooled ...

Changing the World -- One Foodie at a Time

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Vivian Norris

The world may be going through a rough financial time, but if we all pull together, we can still find ways to cooperate and enjoy the most basic of human joys, the joy of taste!

Flashmob Meditators Occupy Wall Street

Wendi L. Adamek | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Wendi L. Adamek

The meditators were no doubt derided as hopelessly naive by Wall Street Olympians. Absorbed by the lightning-fast cyberspace synapses of the global economic body, why would they even bother to look?

PHOTOS: 'Occupy Denver' Stands In Solidarity With Wall St. Protesters

Posted 12.03.2011 | Denver

Over the weekend a group of demonstrators expanded the Wall Street protests in New York to the State Capitol Building in Denver. "Occupy Denver" has b...

OccupyDC Organizer On Plans For Weekend Protest

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.30.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City, a related group, OccupyDC, is gathering support for an occupation of...

Wall Street Protest Supporters 'Occupy' Tumblr

Turnstyle | Posted 11.30.2011 | College

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Commodity Traitors: Financial Speculation on Commodities Fuels Global Insecurity

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business
Eric Michael Johnson

In the face of widespread global hunger, it turns out there is a downside to playing with your food.

From Liberty Square to Freedom Plaza Demand War Dollars Home

Jodie Evans | Posted 11.29.2011 | New York
Jodie Evans

CODEPINK has been in Wall Street camping out with other activists in Liberty Plaza because we know real change begins with direct action to challenge corporate greed and endless war.

Alexander Eichler

Despite Weather And Police Clashes, 'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Are Settling In | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The members of Occupy Wall Street are not allowed to use megaphones, so they've adopted a low-tech workaround. At their twice-daily gen...

Keeping Wall Street Like Cairo, Not London

Gideon Rosenblatt | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Gideon Rosenblatt

To members of our Department of Homeland Security and to police officers in cities across this country, I say that these young people now gathering for peaceful demonstrations in our communities are not your enemy.

Occupy Wall Street, Day 12: More Bold-Faced Support, Dramatic Arrests (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

Celebrities, public intellectuals and political figures are coming out of the woodworks to show support of the #OccupyWallStreet protesters, entering ...