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Wall Street Protests

Ryan Grim

Peaceful Protester Tasered Outside DOJ (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Carmen Pittman had no intention of becoming an activist, but her bank, the Department of Justice and Occupy Atlanta turned her into one....

Why Goldman Sachs Resignation Could Spark Seismic Change

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Ben Cohen

The resignation of Greg Smith may or may not be the beginning of something big, but more and more of these events are happening and one of them could provide the tipping point for an irreversible change in culture.

The Impact Occupy DC Is Having

Jerry Nelson | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Jerry Nelson

Occupy DC is making an impact nationally. As of this date, all of the leading presidential candidates have started talking about the occupy movement. There has never been a protest like it in the history of the country.

'A Nightmare on Wall Street': New Video From Nurses Says Time to Hold Wall Street Accountable to Heal America

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

We have a message for Wall Street. It's time to pay back for the damage you have wrought. A meaningful tax on financial instruments could harvest up to $350 billion every year to help reframe the economy and heal America.

Occupy vs. Nihilism: All or Nothing at All

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

The hidden meaning of Occupy may involve an instinctive response to the threat of nihilism and the rise of emptiness; it may be a collective attempt to find the heart and soul of America again.

53%: Stop Acting Like Psychopaths

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Lila Nordstrom

The battle cry of the 53% has focused on accusing the unemployed of being lazy, but thinking that way is, in reality, pretty lazy.

Confessions of a Two Percenter

Rich Siegel | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Rich Siegel

What if the angry, the unruly, and the unbathed start lighting torches and come knocking at my door to snag my flatscreen TV and my George Foreman grill, which is great for making panini sandwiches?

The Tea Party: The First Mass Uprising Against the Masses

David Morris | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
David Morris

The lack of empathy for what Occupy Wall Street would call the 99% is manifest wherever Tea Party Republicans come to power.

Occupy Wall Street: Is Something Happening Here?

Dr. Jerry Webman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Dr. Jerry Webman

The point here is that the issue should be debated with an open mind. As Still's song reminds us, "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong."

Conceding to Consensus with Occupy Durham

Stephen Hren | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Stephen Hren

I've felt like an old veteran at the Occupy Durham general assemblies -- thrilled to see the burst of enthusiasm, terrified lest most of it perish like the radish seedlings that I just thinned in the fall garden

Who Are the 1%? You Tell Us

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Who exactly are the 1%? Or more specifically, who among them are abusing their power and making life more difficult for everyone else?

Tyler Kingkade

Occupy DC Marches On Department Of Justice For Oakland, More Action Planned (VIDEO) | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Occupy DC protesters marched from their camp in McPherson Square to the Department of Justice headquarters on Wednesday afternoon to sho...

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

At Boston Rising, we don't believe that we are "helping the poor." We believe that we're clearing the way for the next rising class.

Grandma, Did You Occupy Wall Street?

Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

In my youth we used the word "sit-in," instead of "Occupy," but the movements are essentially the same kind of phenomenon, both symbolic forms of resistance to an oppressive social or economic status quo.

Occupy America and "Friendly Fascism": Life in the Corporate Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Although the message of the Occupy protests is muddled at times, they do underscore the fact that the state of the nation has grown worse, from economic concerns to threats to our civil liberties.

Nate C. Hindman

Restaurant Near Occupy Wall Street Lays Off 21 Employees [UPDATE] | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.01.2012 | Small Business

UPDATE 4:20pm, 11/3: Police have removed the barricades in front of Milk Street Cafe, according to reports by DNAinfo, a Manhattan local news site. ...

Could We See Tottenham in America?

LaVar Young | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
LaVar Young

Times have changed since the civil rights movement, but it's promising to see people take advantage of their right to protest -- it's promising, but it's not enough.

Joan Rivers: 'There Are No Gay Men in Zuccotti Park’

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The racial diversity of the Occupy Wall Street protests has already been a matter of debate for some time, but now, one high-profile voice has sounded...

Occupy Wall Street: Hidden Victories and Hidden Allies

Don McNay | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Most of Bank of America's competitors have decided not to impose a debit card fee and even Bank of America itself is looking to modify (or hopefully eliminate) the charge. Chalk this up as an Occupy Wall Street victory.

An Insider's View of Occupy Wall Street

Frank A. Weil | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Frank A. Weil

Credit Obama, Volcker and the sponsors of Dodd-Frank for setting out to rein in and correct much of the obvious Wall Street excesses, despite that they did it with kid gloves to avoid killing the whole octopus.

The Dream That Drives the Occupations

Eric Lotke | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lotke

I've been spending evenings and weekends recently with the Occupy protestors in DC. I can't stay full time because, unlike many protestors, I have two...

MTV Making An Occupy Wall Street Reality Show

Posted 12.24.2011 | Media

Though networks typically dispatch embeds during campaign season, MTV took a different approach to the tactic when it dispatched youth into the Occupy...

On Wall Street Protestors

Michael G. Winston | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business
Michael G. Winston

What can we do to repair the visibly eroding standards of leadership? We must turn up the heat on our leaders.

From The Streets Of Tunisia To Wall Street

Hedi Jaouad | Posted 12.21.2011 | World
Hedi Jaouad

This Sunday, Tunisians will go to the polls for the first transparent, multi-party elections in their 3,000-year history.

Occupy Wall Street and the Promise of Dignity

Charlotte Hill | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

Occupy Wall Street is not, in the literal sense of the word, an egalitarian movement. No, Occupy Wall Street is a dignitarian movement.