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OWS: From Building Awareness to Maintaining Momentum

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Mohamed A. El-Erian

By striking a chord with many in America and across the world, Occupy Wall Street is a movement that cannot, and should not be dismissed. It will resonate even more as western economies continue to struggle with sluggish growth and high unemployment. Yet it is too early to declare victory. Having provided a better understanding of the past, it is now time for the movement to pivot in order to contribute a better tomorrow.

An Open Letter to All Mayors

Guy Horton | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Guy Horton

Now that we have reached the milestone of the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement and it shows no signs of diminishing, I have taken it upon myself to offer some advice.

Time To Go Home

Christopher Caen | Posted 01.18.2012 | Comedy
Christopher Caen

When you are spending more time wondering if the cops are going to tear your camp down, and less time thinking about what you want to do, it's time for a change of perspective.

In God's Economy, Everyone Has Enough

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

I want us to get preoccupied with economic justice. I don't think we can rest until everyone has enough.

Changing the Culture of Student Debt

Patricia Martin | Posted 01.18.2012 | College
Patricia Martin

Occupy Wall Street may be an amorphous, platform-free movement. But as the protests that began in New York in September have spread across the United States, and the world, one clear issue of concern has emerged: student loan debt.

An Open Letter From the Heart of OWS: "We ARE the Message"

John Shore | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
John Shore

You know, we know, why we've been here -- and are here yet. And we know that most of you, in spirit if not in body, have been here right along with us, through the cold nights, the exhaustion, the inspiration, the stress and joy and laughter of it all.

Anne Hathaway's Unexpected Message At Occupy Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education

Thursday afternoon, protestors marched toward Union Square in New York City, and a famous face was among them. Holding up a sign showing support for s...

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested During Two-Month Anniversary Rallies [LIVE UPDATES]

Posted 01.17.2012 | New York

By KAREN MATTHEWS | AP NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street protesters clogged streets and tied up traffic around the U.S. on Thursday to mark ...

Occupy Denver Participates In Mass Day Of Action Thursday

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Denver

Occupy Wall Street turns two months old Thursday and the protesters have called for an "International Day Of Action" for the many occupy protests that...

OWS and Tea Party Agree: Big Banks Are a Big Problem

Ned Ryun | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Ned Ryun

Yes, big banks are a big part of capitalism. But OWS and the Tea Party both see that what the big banks are doing on the backs of the taxpayer is not capitalism. It's a Frankenstein's monster-version of capitalism masquerading as free enterprise.

Saki Knafo

The Fire Hazard At Occupy Wall Street: Was It Real Or Just A Pretext?

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.16.2011 | New York

In the wake of yesterday's evictions, hundreds of protestors stood outside Zuccotti Park waiting for word from the court on whether they would be allo...

Protest 101: What Happens When A Seminary Is Occupied?

Serene Jones | Posted 01.16.2012 | Religion
Serene Jones

At Union Theological Seminary, we stand in full solidarity with the protestors. That's clear to us. As President, however, I'll admit the prospect of my seminarians being in today's events makes me a bit worried and anxious.

Protestors Occupy Sacred Spaces Around The World

Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion

With cities cracking down on Occupy protests, it remains unclear what route the movement will take. Facing eviction (or already having experience it),...

Why You Must March on Thursday

John R. Talbott | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
John R. Talbott

The Occupy movement needs to grow beyond a campsite mentality to become a true national, or possibly international movement of all the people. A worldwide march on Thursday is the best way to show that this movement is not going to end but only get stronger.

What Occupy Wall Street Has Taught Me

Alec Baldwin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

Occupy Wall Street people understand that not only are more difficult times possibly around the corner, they know that the current government will likely do as it has historically done, which is to protect the rich and powerful at the expense of the long term interests of the middle class.

Opera And #OWS

ARTINFO | Posted 01.15.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK -- The seminal Philip Glass opera, "Satyagraha," illustrates Mahatma Gandhi's early life in South Africa juxtaposed against the plights of fe...

An OWS Civics Quiz

Howard A. Rodman | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Howard A. Rodman

Does the First Amendment give the mayor the right to "protect the members of the press" from the news? Doesn't this count as "abridging the freedom of the press"?

Mayor Bloomberg, What Took You So Long?

Charles Gasparino | Posted 01.15.2012 | New York
Charles Gasparino

On one hand it's good that Mayor Bloomberg finally recognized that OWS had ceased being a protest but a crisis that needed to be dealt with. On the other, you've got to wonder what crazy interpretation of the U.S. Constitution did he rely on to allow it to fester for so long.

The Cost Of A Crackdown

Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver

Denver police say that the crackdown on Occupy Denver, the Denver wing of New York's Occupy Wall Street, has already cost taxpayers approximately $360...

Occupy Wall Street: Has Jacobs Ladder Been Dismantled?

Elizabeth Westling | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Westling

The OWS movement is a powerful reminder to all Americans that to thwart the democratic aims of our system of governance or allow a tiny minority to quash our financial mobility is to slam the door on the promise of creating a heaven on earth, open to all for the trying.

OWS Bust Had to Happen -- Will It Backfire?

Warren Goldstein | Posted 01.15.2012 | New York
Warren Goldstein

The Mayor has made a mistake, but it's up to the rest of us to show him -- and the world -- that democracy is stronger than the tin soldiers of the NYPD. My livestream has gone dead. The movement hasn't.

Music Videos Set To The Sights Of Occupy Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

Don't f*ck with my money -- a pretty good tagline for Occupy Wall Street. Penguin Prison seems to think so, too. In their new video for their song,...

Occupying History

Stephen Herrington | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

This is real, this social/economic justice revolt. You who are in the streets and occupying the visible places are repeating a history that has been forced on mankind many, many times by the greedy and addicted to power.

Colin Powell Plays the Risk Card

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

The former Secretary of State is either completely ignorant of of the basic facts associated with the financial industry or he is a paragon of someone who has succeeded in a massively slanted socioeconomic system an has no interest in seeing it even slightly leveled.

The Death of Occupy Wall Street?

Guy Horton | Posted 01.15.2012 | New York
Guy Horton

So is this the death of Occupy? My suspicion is that this is, in fact, just the beginning. What form will it take next? It may not have Zuccotti Park anymore, but it increasingly has the intellectual and emotional landscape of the American psyche.