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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.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Ordered To Temporarily Leave Zuccotti Park

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Occupy Wall Street protesters have been ordered to leave Zuccotti Park, their longtime encampment in Lower Ma...

Police Now Ticketing Occupy Denver... Donors?

Posted 11.14.2011 | Denver

Want to make a donation to Occupy Denver? They'd appreciate it (the movement subsists on donations), just don't stop your car in the street to do so....

PHOTOS: Couple Ties The Knot At Occupy Wall Street

Posted 11.14.2011 | Weddings

Occupy encampments across the nation are proving to be much like the larger cities they're built within. The pitfalls of city life -- drug abuse, viol...

WATCH: HS Class Takes Field Trip To Occupy Denver Protest

Posted 11.14.2011 | Denver

A Denver high school teacher brought her students to observe the Occupy Denver protest of Blogcon, a conservative blogger conference held in Denver, o...

WATCH: Nobel Laureate For Peace Stops By Occupy Denver

Posted 11.14.2011 | Denver

Jody Williams, author, professor and Nobel Peace Prize winner for 1997, made a stop at Occupy Denver to voice her support of the movement. As Williams...

Our Notion of Nations

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Jeff Jarvis

Will we question the idea of what a nation is? Are Greece and Italy still sovereign nations when bankers can overthrow their governments and neighbors can dictate the terms of governance?

Police Use Force Again On Occupy Denver Protesters

Posted 11.14.2011 | Denver

After a peaceful march last weekend as occupiers celebrated "Bank Transfer Day", tensions ran high again as Occupy Denver and Denver Police clashed ov...

Occupy Wall Street: Music Central To Protest

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home

By DAVID BAUDER, The Associated Press NEW YORK — The sound of insistent drumming bounces off the sides of nearby office towers announcing the loc...

Occupy Denver Clash With Police Again, 17 Arrested

Posted 11.13.2011 | Denver

Occupy Denver protesters clashed with Denver police again Saturday night in a battle over the groups' belongings blocking the sidewalk. 17 protesters...

Pressure For Shutdown Rises After Deaths At Multiple Occupy Wall Street Camps

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 01.12.2012 | Business

OAKLAND, Calif. — Occupy Oakland protesters rallied and marched Saturday even as city officials have increased pressure on them to leave their e...

Occupy What?

Christopher Caen | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Cries of "head to the barricades!" have been replaced with "we would like (we would like!)... to make (to make!)... a barricade (excuse me, when do we eat?)" The reality is that great movements are not consensus gigs; they are dictatorships.

You Say You Want A Revolution

Douglas Forbes | Posted 01.11.2012 | San Francisco
Douglas Forbes

The Beatles wrote "Revolution" in 1968. Yet, it remains the dialogue of our time. In fact, that dialogue has never been as apposite as it was in recent days as college students at U.C. Berkeley collided with campus police.

Capturing Occupy Wall Street Movement Demands

Ali Hayat | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Ali Hayat

Since the emergence of Occupy Wall Street, a great deal of attention has been focused on establishing what they want. To understand and get at this movement's demands, we asked, "If you could enact ONE policy to address America's problems today, what would it be?"

Protesting Greed In The Shadow Of 9/11

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 01.11.2012 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

I went looking for diverse voices at Occupy Wall Street, and found the 9/11 memorial a better metaphor for "too big to fail."

Four Things Occupy Wall Street Should Know About the Federal Reserve

Jake Blumgart | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Jake Blumgart

Eliminating the Fed, adopting the gold standard and having a tight monetary policy are directly opposed to the occupiers' key goals: reducing unemployment, easing debt and stemming the foreclosure flood.

Bank Transfer: Successful

Mark Engler | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Mark Engler

All in all, Bank Transfer Day was a pretty powerful expression of collective disgust by Americans fed up with the goliath banks. Right? Well, not everyone agrees.

Colin Powell: Occupy Movement 'As American As Apple Pie'

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are "as American as apple pie," former Secretary of State Colin Powell said during a recent interview with CNN's...

Veteran Reportedly Shoots Self At Occupy Protest In Vermont

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Police said preliminary investigations show a 35-year-old military veteran fatally shot himself in the head at an Occupy Wall ...

I’m In The 1% And I Pray You’ll Tax Me

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 11.11.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

I made it a point to be with Occupy Wall Street for a time. With my sign -- "I AM in the 1% PLEASE TAX ME!" -- I asked if I could join the others with signs. They welcomed me.

How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The OWS Protests

Rolling Stone | MATT TAIBBI | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

I have a confession to make. At first, I misunderstood Occupy Wall Street. The first few times I went down to Zuccotti Park, I came away with mixed...