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We Are the 99 Percent

UPDATE: Honk For Hancock, Hick.. Why Not Occupy Denver?

Posted 12.07.2011 | Denver

Occupy Denver and their lawyers, led by prominent civil rights attorney David Lane, squared off against the City of Denver in court Monday, 9News repo...

Arthur Delaney

One Percenter Calls For 'Enlightened Self Interest' To Avert Real Class Warfare | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Some conservatives complain it's class warfare to harp on income inequality and to say the rich should pay higher taxes. Philadelphia's Dan Berger, an...

Occupy Wall Street: The Enthusiasm Gap

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The latest polls indicate that approximately 75 percent of Americans agree with the goals of Occupy Wall Street. Nonetheless, only 29 percent consider themselves supporters of OWS. What accounts for this enthusiasm gap?

Occupy Colo. Springs Mic Checks Gov.’s Solar Event

Posted 11.30.2011 | Denver

While speaking at a groundbreaking event for a new solar garden, Gov. John Hickenlooper was interrupted by several Occupy Colorado Springs protesters'...

Take Our Children, Please!

Steve Fraser | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Steve Fraser

In 1729, Jonathan Swift's idea was simple: the starving Irish should sell their own children to the rich as food. I want to suggest that we put in motion a similar undertaking. The basic idea is that we offer ourselves up as a sacrifice to the bond markets.

Police Action Against Occupy Denver Costs City Nearly $1M

Posted 11.28.2011 | Denver

The cost of taking police action against the Occupy Denver movement thus far has finally been tallied up by the Mayor's office. According to 9News, be...

'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...

A Day Of Thanks & Of Aspiration: No Child Should Be Hungry On Thanksgiving, Or On Any Day

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

While many celebrate by eating together on Thanksgiving, far too many children in our nation live in families who are struggling to put food on the table because of poverty. And for them, this Thanksgiving will be a tough one.

Hip-Hop Legend Russell Simmons, Member of the 1%, on Why He Supports the 99% and OWS

Democracy Now! | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

"We don't want Wall Street to control our future, and that's why we're on Wall Street," Russell Simmons said, describing the constitutional amendment he is supporting that would ban private donations for U.S. politicians running for federal office.

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...

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.

Politics 2012: They've Gone Too Far

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Obama has tried to work with the GOP. Now he can tell voters, "Republicans have proved they do not care about the middle class. They're only interested in defending the 1 percent. Republicans have gone too far."

Making It Into The One Percent Doesn't Mean You'll Stay There

Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

Getting a spot in the elite one percent club by no means secures your place there. A sizable minority of those in the one percent shifted between 2...

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...

What Next for Occupy Wall Street?

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Terra Lawson-Remer

The Occupy protests have succeeded in galvanizing a conversation in the United States. Whether this renewed national dialogue will result in substantive changes that have a meaningful impact on peoples' lives depends on three factors.

Amanda Terkel

America's 'Brain Drain': Best And Brightest College Grads Head For Wall Street | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- For employers in need of fresh talent, there are few better places to go than the Stanford University career center, where intelligent, ...

Majority Of New Yorkers Say Occupy Wall Street Has A Right To Stay In The Park: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

When New York mayor Michael Bloomberg had Zuccotti Park cleared of protesters Monday night, he did so against the wishes of most New Yorkers. A pol...

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...

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...

A Win for Workers, and for Us All

Randi Weingarten | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

"As Ohio goes, so goes the nation" has taken on new meaning. The people of Ohio used their citizen veto decisively to repeal legislation that would have stripped police officers, teachers, firefighters and other public workers of their right to bargain collectively.

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...

From the Sit-ins to the Occupy Camps

Jakada Imani | Posted 01.12.2012 | San Francisco
Jakada Imani

The Occupy camps themselves are merely one tactic in a growing movement for economic justice. The movement to promote solutions for the 99% is what this is really about.

Occupy Wall Street and the Scent of Revolution

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

Revolutions come in different shapes and sizes: some violent, some peaceful; some economic, others social. What they have in common is the very word "revolution" -- a turn of the wheel, with the cart moving forwards.

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.

Who's Behind It? Tracing The Origins Of The 99 Percent Movement

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

By: Robyn Gee Photo Credit: Denise Tejada/Turnstyle News Protesters gather in front of City Hall in San Francisco. "We are the 99 percent" is now ...