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'Free Markets, Free People:' A New Protest Movement In Denver

Posted 11.28.2011 | Denver

There's a new protest movement in Denver going by the name "Free Markets, Free People" and they plan to hold a rally at the Capitol's west steps on Sa...

Occupy The Pulpit

Mark Engler | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Mark Engler

We shouldn't need an ironic borrowing of church mannerisms in order to hear a sermon against corporate greed. After all, why should railing against the evils of consumerism have to be done as a half-in-jest parody by a fake preacher?

Tyler Kingkade

Cities Spend Money To Evict Protesters But Not To Help Homeless

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

As cities around the country have swept Occupy Wall Street camps from their plazas and parks in recent weeks, a number of mayors and city officials ha...

Why Bankers Should Be Grateful For Occupy Wall Street

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

This Thanksgiving weekend, Wall Street should say a prayer of gratitude for Occupy Wall Street. While some bankers and brokers have sympathized wit...

Occupy Wall Street Memes Multiply

Posted 11.24.2011 | Home

By JAKE COYLE, The Associated Press NEW YORK - Call it the Meme Movement. Whatever degree of success achieved by the Occupy protests, it's large...

This Thanksgiving, Occupy Yourself

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

If we resolve to Occupy Ourselves -- to acknowledge all of ourselves -- especially our darkest aspects -- only then can we stop the fear that is running ourselves and our society.

Lila Shapiro

Occupy Wall Street's Librarians Make Demands At Rally

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 11.23.2011 | New York

On Wednesday afternoon, the People's Librarians of Occupy Wall Street gathered together to mourn the volumes lost and destroyed in last week's pre-daw...

Occupy Wall Street's Failure to Launch

Mario Almonte | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Like a loud and mighty rocket with insufficient power to break free of the earth's gravitational pull, Occupy Wall Street struggles to reach escape velocity, but keeps falling back to earth.

The Trials And Tribulations of Shepard Fairey's OWS Poster

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

Shepard Fairey, known for his "Andre The Giant Has A Posse" propaganda and his iconic Obama "HOPE" poster created during the 2008 presidential campaig...

Filming Safely and Effectively at Occupy Wall Street and Beyond

Witness | Posted 01.22.2012 | Impact
Witness

We've been training activists to use video to document human rights abuse for nearly 20 years. We'd like to share our tips for filming safely and distributing footage with an eye to the events of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Art in the Ownership Society

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.22.2012 | Arts
Sam Chaltain

The core questions animating the MOCA event weren't representative of any shared vision of the world; they were reflective of an ersatz veneration of the art of the spectacle itself.

The Media Bias No One Talks About

John Stoehr | Posted 01.22.2012 | Media
John Stoehr

These are not conflicts between rivals of equal proportion, as "clash" connotes. These are incidents of police violence and media should start calling it for what it is. With so much amateur video, the media has little choice but to set aside convention and report what's happening.

Open Letter to Chancellors and Presidents of American Universities and Colleges -- From Your Faculty

Matthew Noah Smith | Posted 01.22.2012 | College
Matthew Noah Smith

We hoped that even as politicians and municipal police violently responded to the Occupy movement, college and university campuses would remain safe locations for non-violent political dissent. But that has not been the case.

Little Help for Homeowners, Big Bonuses at Fannie and Freddie

Preeti Vissa | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Why are top executives at government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac getting millions in bonuses while struggling homeowners get little or no help?

Occupy Denver v. The City: Case Dismissed

Posted 12.14.2011 | Denver

David Lane, a well-known Denver attorney and first amendment defender, thinks that City of Denver authorities have gone too far in their reaction agai...

Invincible

Matthew Modine | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Matthew Modine

It's hard to see the forest for the trees. And it's hard to see a movement when it is happening. That's where we are with Occupy Wall Street. So it's time to look back in time and read about successful campaigns by individuals that changed the course of human history.

Occupy Musicians Website Launches

Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

Musicians have aligned themselves with the Occupy crowd since its early days, and now they're making it official. In the same vein as Occupy Writers a...

Pepper-Spraying Occupy: An Assault on Our Democracy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The Occupy movement has been a test -- a national MRI -- that has allowed us to check-in on the health of our democracy by allowing us to see what's going on underneath the surface of America's power structures. And the results are dire.

WATCH: Why Are Tents So Important To Occupy Denver?

Posted 11.21.2011 | Denver

In cities all over the world, Occupy movements have started tent cities in their local parks causing many of which to be evicted or arrested. Whenever...

Wall Street Endures

Henry J. Stern | Posted 01.21.2012 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The unhappiness expressed by the demonstrators, pickets and campers at Zuccotti Park is by no means confined to one city, state, or region. It partly stems from the belief that government is too far removed from the people.

What's Next For Occupy Wall Street And The 99 Percent?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.21.2012 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

The police raids of the past week are raising questions about the future of Occupy Wall Street. Without the Zuccotti Park encampment that was at the h...

Police Move In On Occupy Colorado Springs

Posted 11.21.2011 | Denver

In the midst of crackdowns on Occupy Wall Street movements across the country, police in Colorado Springs removed protesters from Acacia Park at 1 a.m...

The Progressive Case for Moving Backward

Justin Talbot Zorn | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Justin Talbot Zorn

Don't let the dreadlocks fool you: There's a profound conservatism about Occupy Wall Street.

America's Financial Institutions and Student Lenders -- Attention: OWS "Occupy Student Debt" Committee Has Something to Say

Jerry Ashton | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

Thanks to Occupy Student Debt, expect a lot of headlines to be occupied by the latest bold move by advocates and supporters who want to prevent the graduating class to go directly into the indentured class.

Students: Cockroaches or Dirty Hippies?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

What the pepper-spraying cops at UC-Davis and the contempt-spewing Newt Gingrich have in common is how easily they demonize American kids who want only to exercise their right to free assembly in order to swing the spotlight on the unfairness that is ravaging our nation.