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We Are the 99 Percent

It's Up to the 99% to Insist Upon a Better Form of Capitalism

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

It's time for the 99% to put up or shut up; time to "vote with our wallets and pocketbooks"; time to act as much like the "good global citizens" our rhetoric suggests we want everyone else in the world to be.

Jillian Berman

One For All: Occupy Wall Street Shifts Focus Of One Environmental Activist | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business

Lisa Renstrom has been both a member of the one percent and an activist for much of her life, but Occupy Wall Street put a new frame on a decades-long...

Preschool Teacher Sells Chili to Make Ends Meet: Where Are Our Values?

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 04.07.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Something is really wrong with this picture.

Jason Cherkis

'We Are The 25 Percent' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It is hard not to be curious about Mitt Romney supporters. The GOP presidential candidate's awkward embrace of the electorate, which has...

Worst in the World in... Math?

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Why should we be surprised that the poor can't count? In Mitt Romney's America, they don't count.

Obama's Common Sense

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In January of 1776, Thomas Paine published his pamphlet Common Sense. 236 years later, Barack Obama presented his own forceful version of common sense in his third State-of-the-Union address.

Teaching Real Law for the 99 Percent

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 08.14.2012 | College
Oliver R. Goodenough

The legal profession isn't the only sector of our society that has focused excessively on the needs of moneyed power, but it can help lead the way to redressing the balance.

Sara Kenigsberg

Laid-Off D.C. Lobbyist Says The Occupy Movement Should Hire Him (VIDEO) | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of people from across the country convened on Capitol Hill Tuesday to participate in Occupy Congress, an offshoot of the Occupy...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Occupied: Hundreds Swarm Capitol Hill To Represent 99 Percent | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

A diverse crowd of hundreds from around the country descended on Capitol Hill Tuesday as the Occupy movement tried to get its point across to a Congre...

Finally, Newt Gingrich Gets Two Things Right

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Bain Capital made Mitt Romney a much wealthier man than he already was as the heir to Daddy's fortune. But was it good for America? Hardly. Is this the American Dream? Perhaps only for the already wealthy Romney.

Artist Spotlight: Wheelchair Sports Camp Rapper Talks Denver Hip-Hop

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.30.2012 | Denver

Kalyn Heffernan is emcee of one of Denver's hottest rising hip-hop groups, Wheelchair Sports Camp. She deftly writes politically charged raps as well ...

Compassion Is Our New Currency

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Perhaps the greatest gift that Occupy Wall Street and the other movements of 2011 have given us is a sharpening of our perceptions -- and our conflicts. One thing couldn't be clearer: compassion is our new currency.

House Republicans: Gambling With Millions of Lives

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

When the House Republicans blew up a bipartisan Senate plan to continue unemployment insurance and the payroll tax cut for two months, they made it clear that they were willing to use the 99 percent as bargaining chips in their fight to protect the top 1 percent.

Traitors to Their Class

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.20.2012 | College
Peter Dreier

Today's Harvard students, protesting on behalf of the 99 percent, are hardly an anomaly, but are part of a proud tradition of affluent Americans -- those who inherited or worked for their fortunes -- finding common cause with the poor, the working class, and progressive movements.

Millionaires Buy Eight-Figure Properties While Foreclosures Hit Nation Hard

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

If you want an example of how one percenters differ from everyone else, look no further than the housing market. In a year when a pipeline of forec...

Occupy Denver: Protesters Evicted, Set Structures On Fire (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

Denver Police in riot gear clashed with Occupy Denver again last night around midnight, forcibly clearing out approximately 40 protesters from Civic C...

Occupy Denver Successfully Stand Their Ground

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.16.2011 | Denver

Occupy Denver received a notice from the Department of Public works that they would face eviction if they did not remove their structures on Thursday,...

Three-Fourths Of Americans Say The Rich Have Too Much Power: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

The major contention of Occupy Wall Street -- that America is a country where a tiny slice of the population controls a disproportionate amount of the...

The Making of the American 99%

Barbara Ehrenreich | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Barbara Ehrenreich

Occupy Wall Street could not have happened if large swaths of the 99% had not begun to discover some common interests, or at least to put aside some of the divisions among themselves.

The Fight for the 99 Percent

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Republicans' refusal to act on anything other than tax cuts for the rich is an economic and moral failure of leadership -- it flies in the face of the fact that countless American families, a great cross-section of the 99 percent, are in utter crisis.

Urlies 2011: Vote For The Best New Single-Topic Blog

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 12.14.2011 | Comedy

Every December Urlesque celebrates the best web culture trends of the year with awards called the Urlies. This year, along with our partners at HuffPo...

Arthur Delaney

GOP Rep On The 1 Percent: 'Let's Increase It To 2 Percent Versus 98' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the House of Representatives set to vote on a Republican jobs bill Tuesday, a freshman Republican congresswoman, riffing on Occupy ...

Occupy Denver To Disrupt Loveland Walmart

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.12.2011 | Denver

Occupy Denver is planning a rally to disrupt the large Walmart Distribution Center in Loveland on Monday. The rally is intended to show solidarity and...

Fighting One Percent Wars

William J. Astore | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
William J. Astore

Here's an American fact: the 99 percent are far too remote from our wars of choice and those who fight them. To reclaim the latter, we must end the former. And that's a war of necessity that has to be fought -- and won.

Globalization 2.0: A Century for Sale, Any Taker?

Eric X. Li | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Eric X. Li

Who will own this young century of ours? While there is little uncertainty to China's approach, America's path is the unknown. Will it retreat and rebuild the American nation, or will it allow its 1% to continue its universal project paid for by a mortgage on the future of the 99%?