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Will Occupy End Up Having a Bigger Impact Than the Tea Party on Real People's Lives?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I'd have to say that rescuing people who've been taken advantage of by hustlers posing as an institution of higher education, and people who've been crushed by bills they've had to pay to get the health care all of us deserve, is a far more morally sound thing to do. And it's having a much bigger impact.

Here's Who To Thank For Our National Obsession With Inequality

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business

Three years ago this week, Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan went from being a place bored office workers went for a cigarette break to the center o...

10 Iconic Photos Of Occupy Wall Street, 3 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

Wednesday marks the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. On September 17, 2011, demonstrators descended on lower Manhattan to prot...

Three Years Later, What Has Come of Occupy Wall Street?

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

"WE ARE THE 99%" became the rallying cry of a generation. The simplicity and inclusivity was said to be worthy of Madison Avenue. At once the conversation had shifted, and in that discourse, a word started coming up that used to seem unspeakable: class.

Occupy to Main Stream Media: 'We Are Replacing You'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.12.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

At least, social and alternative media folks clearly have that intention in mind, if you are to believe the message that they are delivering at Zuccotti Park on Occupy's Birthday #3 this coming Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Strike Debt Takes on Student Loans! (It Must Be Occupy's Birthday Again)

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

After having raised over $700,000 in "People Bailing Out People" funds and then using a majority of these dollars to purchase -- and abolish -- upwards of $15,000,000 in personal medical debt, Occupy Wall Street's Strike Debt is now stalking a more formidable quarry -- student debt.

Jesus Drove Usurers From The Temple. We Allow 500-percent Interest Payday Loans. Where Are The Christians?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

First, let's start with the good (if you can really call it that) news: A trail of money that began with triple-digit loans to troubled New Yo...

Meme With Wings: Are Western Anti-Fracking Activists Funded by Putin's Russia?

Steve Horn | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With loud megaphones and ongoing geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Russia with no end in sight, one can rest assured Rasmussen will not be the last one to repeat this meme, just as he was not the first.

Occupy Founders Launch the After Party in Detroit

Dennis Trainor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Originally Posted at PopularResistance.org Some of the founding members of the occupy movement are launching a new political party -- THE AFTER Pa...

What Happens After Easter: Living the Life of Hope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Long after the colored eggs are eaten, and the Easter bonnets stored away, the message remains that, as followers of Jesus, we are freed to work for liberation and freedom, do justice and seek peace and wholeness in his name.

Scales of Justice

Mr. Fish | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Mr. Fish

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Lent: Falling in Love With the Ordinary Is Subversive

Jeremy John | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion
Jeremy John

Lent is an extraordinary time to establish our joys in the everyday. We give those things up so we can focus on the ordinary and make our lives more consistent with our Gospel call to love ourselves and what we do. Falling in love with the ordinary is subversive.

'We Are Not Afraid': The Holy Spirit and the Life of Pete Seeger

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Pete Seeger, 94, folk singer and peace and justice advocate has died, but the spirit of what his life and his music meant lives on. Americans have been less afraid of each other, and of speaking the truth to power, because he lived and sang and marched.

Big Hopes for the Student Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement in 2014

Joe Solomon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Joe Solomon

Young college students today have far more power than you realize. You are the first generation that isn't just fighting for your grandkids, or for your children per say -- but for your own future.

Walmart Sells 'Occupy Wall Street' Posters Online

Grant Stern | Posted 02.16.2014 | Business
Grant Stern

In an ironic turn, Walmart.com -- the online wing of America's largest retailer -- decided that questioning corporate values sells.

Occupy's Rolling Jubilee Keeps Rolling -- and the Band Plays On

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Occupy Wall Street's "Strike Debt" (SD) working group and its "Rolling Jubilee" (RJ) operation is partying like the music will never end. And, if the...

Reflecting on Rescuing Stranded Starfish and Abolishing Medical Debt

Jerry Ashton | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

What was it like to open up a letter announcing that the burden of a large medical debt had been taken away? "I was dumbfounded," replies Terrance Lavalle, referring to a letter he received in November from Occupy Wall Street's working group, "The Rolling Jubilee."

Patrick Byrne: One of the Good CEOs

Brian Penny | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business
Brian Penny

Instead of ostracizing the financial CEOs that crippled our economy, I want to spotlight one of the good CEOs that takes a modest salary. Rather than condemning the tech companies that sell us all out to the NSA, I'd like to showcase honest businesses.

The 99%: The Union Between the Singer and the Diplomat

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marcel Hidalgo

What does Canadian blues singer, Norine Braun, have in common with an 'Occupy' Visa Debit card? You might be scratching your head thinking this sounds incongruous. But, there is a connection between the two.

My Birthday Wish

Ben Haygood | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Ben Haygood

Sir -- I AM Jersey Strong. It's just that my local post office doesn't recognize "beach behind the dunes" or "Toyota behind the Wawa."

Luke Johnson

GOP Congressman Asks If Smoking Pot Is A First Amendment Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a House hearing Wednesday over the shutdown's closure of the National World War II Memorial, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) questioned why ...

Five Cool Things Fundies Should Know About Christianity

Brett Gallaher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brett Gallaher

I've often wondered what would happen if average people actually knew about Church history and theology. For your benefit and/or your entertainment, I thought a list of some of the more awesome-er contemplative issues I've come across would make for a smashing good time.

The Government Shutdown: An Anarchist's Dream?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

Harry Reid's utterance about "Tea Party anarchists" is a symptom of the amnesia that has befallen libertarian political thought in this country -- an amnesia that helps the capitalist class grow stronger with each sequential fiscal crisis and each shrinkage of the social safety net.

Occupy Wall Street Should Seek a Meeting With Pope Francis

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

During the financial crisis Pope Benedict directly called for increasing government regulation of finance, and directly called for a financial transaction tax levied on large banks. Sound familiar?

Letter to my OWS Sweetheart

Dalton Conley | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Dalton Conley

Two years ago, when Occupy Wall Street first got underway, I was too busy analyzing the effects of income and inequality on children's life chances to...