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We Are the 99 Percent

WATCH: 'Occupy Main Street' Defends The Rich

Posted 12.24.2011 | Comedy

As we enter another week of Occupy Wall Street and other outposts of "the 99%" protesting economic inequality, we finally see one group that's also ha...

The New American Revolution: Occupy Wall Street

Bob Burnett | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

To declare their independence in 1776, colonists had to let go of their belief the King would rescue them. To declare their independence in 2011, Americans have to let go of their belief that the present government will rescue them.

5 Lessons From A Tiananmen Square Protest Leader For Occupy Wall Street

Chai Ling | Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion
Chai Ling

Before Occupy Wall Street was "Occupy Tiananmen Square." I was there leading the student-fueled movement, and today I see glimpses of early Tiananmen in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

What Will Come of the American Autumn?

Rachel Signer | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York
Rachel Signer

I don't think the organizers or supporters will be satisfied with Occupy Wall Street unless it bears results, though it alone is an accomplishment: thousands have marched with OWS, and occupations have sprung up throughout the U.S.

WATCH: #OccupyDenver March On 16th Street Mall

Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

On Saturday the Occupy Denver movement clashed with police dressed up in riot gear with chants of "Shame!" and, "This is what a police state looks lik...

Everything The Media Told You About Occupy Wall Street Is Wrong

Keith Boykin | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Keith Boykin

I finally made it to Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday and had a chance to see for myself what's going on. My conclusion: almost everything the media told me about the protest is wrong.

#OccupyDenver: Stalemate Meeting With Mayor

Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

On Tuesday afternoon Denver Mayor Michael Hancock met with three representatives from the Occupy Denver movement and there appears to be a stalemate. ...

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: Occupy Las Vegas Protests Outside GOP Debate Hall | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- While Herman Cain criticized them during the CNN debate Tuesday night, members of the "99 percent" rallied together outside the hall, wav...

Occupy Planet Earth: The Great Rising Up

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Dr. Judith Rich

We are witnessing the birth of a new paradigm for mankind, one that is a game-changer for the planet. What is unfolding before our very eyes, ears, hearts and minds, is the awakening of our collective consciousness.

Three Reasons Why Occupy Wall Street Is Succeeding

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Pundits tell Occupy Wall Street: give us your list of demands or you'll fail. Occupy Wall Street is obviously doing just fine without following that script. But why? What is Occupy Wall Street doing right? Here, some lessons from the history and theory of social movements.

The 10 Most Popular Jobs For The 1 Percent

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

The goals and grievances of Occupy Wall Street protestors may be varied, but one of the movement's main aims is to draw attention to the gap between t...

Letter to a Dead Man About the Occupation of Hope

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
Rebecca Solnit

Dear Mohammed Bouazizi, I want to write you about an astonishing year -- with three months yet to run. I want to tell you about the power of despair and the margins of hope and the bonds of civil society.

Get It While It's Hot, Mr. President

Sarah Davidson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Sarah Davidson

Remind us that in the land of the free and the home of the brave, every vote matters and any voice -- not any amount of money -- can change the world. We've got your back Mr. President, show us that you've got ours.

Why We Are the 53% Fits Into We Are the 99%... Besides the Math

Edward Murray | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Edward Murray

Regardless of what tax bracket we are in, I think we can all agree that it is morally reprehensible that the current financial system is structured to allow easy purchase of, and control over, our elected officials.

These Are the 99 Percent Of The Literary World

New York Magazine | Posted 12.17.2011 | Fifty

A group of writers has started a website called Occupy Writers in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests....

10 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 12.16.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Here are 10 recommendations for ways to build the power and momentum of this movement. Only two of them involve sleeping outside.

Sustained Incoherence

Richard Geldard | Posted 12.14.2011 | World
Richard Geldard

Some years ago now the brilliant physicist David Bohm, who studied with Einstein, had this to say about human thought: Thought doesn't know it is doi...

Conservative '53 Percenters' Attack Occupy Wall Street Movement

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

By Annie Lowrey (View original here) The slogan doesn't exactly sing: "We are the 53 percent!" But this new campaign, a conservative answer to Occu...

Arin Greenwood

At Occupy DC, A 1-Percenter Speaks In Solidarity | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.11.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Leavell missed the first part of Occupy DC's takeover of McPherson Square because she was home sick. (She thinks she might have...

Occupying, Protesting, Investing

Woody Tasch | Posted 12.10.2011 | San Francisco
Woody Tasch

We are beginning to put some of our money to work as far from Wall Street as far can be... that is, near where we live, in things that we understand, things that bring tangible, immediate benefits to our communities.

Occupy and Do Something

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

If you are an American and believe the system is broken -- how are you going to fix it without finding people to get into positions to help you do it? Isn't that what voting is about? Isn't this what made our system so special in the first place?

Occupy Chicago Protests Gaining Momentum

Mark Cassello | Posted 12.09.2011 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

This movement has potential to unite communities in Chicago that have been estranged since the early 70s, but its student leaders will have to reach out to citizens who have never set foot on a college campus or who have never heard of the Federal Reserve.


James Campion | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
James Campion

The left-leaning 99 Percenters, the Occupy Wall St. movement, which began noisily enough in late September, has now reached into the thousands over three weeks and has spread to cities across the fruited plain.

Trinity Church: Occupying Wall Street

Rev. Daniel Simons | Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion
Rev. Daniel Simons

I write and preach regularly that in God's economy there is only an "us," and whenever we fall back to us-and-them thinking, we are contributing to a powerful but failed system

Think Again: The Era of the 'One Percent'

Eric Alterman | Posted 12.06.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Whether one agrees or disagrees with the tactics of the Occupy Wall Street movement, it's easy to understand the inspiration for its anger as well as its impatience.