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Occupy Protesters Gear Up For Iowa Caucus

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY and MIKE GLOVER | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

By RYAN J. FOLEY and MIKE GLOVER, The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Already they have interrupted Michele Bachmann and drawn a witheri...

Politics as Usual: Decoding the Attacks on a Liberal Education

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 02.26.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Few university courses generate much attention from mainstream media, but Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson's course "The Sociology of Hip-Hop: Urban Theodicy of Jay-Z" has drawn national attention.

Assembly Time

Kathy Kelly | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Not only do Weeda and her co-workers assemble stories, documents and pictures from the families of victims of war, they also help build supportive communities amongst the families whose trust they have gained through their repeated visits.

The Changing Face of Change

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Marian Salzman

As we fade to gray in 2012, it's due in no small part to the tearing down of traditions and an end of entitlement gone extreme.

2011: The Year the Power Went Off in Washington

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Again and again in 2011, as the country sat mired in crises and the long-term effects of joblessness, declining wages, and downward mobility, the response by the governing class could not have been more disproportionate to the problems.

What Next in the Fight Over Who Our Economy Is for?

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

Who is our economy for, anyway? In the United States, We, the People are supposedly in charge, and our country and economy are supposed to be managed ...

Major Museums And Organizations Collect Materials Produced By Occupy Movement

AP/The Huffington Post | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR and RANDY HERSCHAFT | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

By CRISTIAN SALAZAR AND RANDY HERSCHAFT, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Occupy Wall Street may still be working to shake the notion it repre...

How the "Smartest" Guys in the Room Screwed Up the World... and Why the 99% Movement Will K eep Challenging Them in 2012

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

They're considered the "Smartest Guys in the Room" (yeah, they're mostly guys). They're the financial "wizards" like Robert Rubin, Hank Paulson, Lloy...

Have No Fear, My Generation Is Here

Ben Silberman | Posted 02.22.2012 | Home
Ben Silberman

The English poet Wilfred Owens went to WWI to find what had happened to his generation. Jack Kerouac went on the road to see his America. I went to N...

What Next, Occupy? Revise Gordon Gekko

Carla Seaquist | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business
Carla Seaquist

With the encampments folding or forcibly shut down -- for reasons of public health or winter weather -- and with eulogies already appearing, what next for the earthquake known as Occupy Wall Street?

David Sands

Jesse Jackson Attacks Law That Lets Manager Fire Elected Officials | David Sands | Posted 12.23.2011 | Detroit

DETROIT -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined with U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) on Thursday to urge opposition to Michigan's emergency manager law. Jac...

Arin Greenwood

A Very Occupy Christmas In D.C. | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Do protests take a holiday? Not Occupy Washington, D.C. The protest originally known as "Stop the Machine" will be holding a Christma...

What's Next for Occupy Movement:!

Jonathan Greenberg | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Greenberg

What's next for Occupy? In the 2012 Elections, We, the People, will fire hundreds of corrupted members of Congress from both parties. In their place, we will run challengers in primaries and the general election who will refuse corporate and lobbyist money.

Beyond the Outrage: Turning Protest Into Positive Force for Change

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

What people want is to make a better life for themselves and to move the country as a whole forward. To do this, we must see and hear one another, and create ways to get things done together.

WATCH: GOP Candidate Chased Out Of Event By Hecklers

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich's Wednesday visit to the Iowa Capitol building appears to have been far from welcoming. The Des Moines Register reports that local O...

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.

Remaking Occupy's Image: What Would Don Draper Do?

Phillip Martin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Media
Phillip Martin

The Occupy Movement has taken a beating in the press. While it is credited with changing the nation's obsession from debts and deficits to income ineq...

A Cynicism That Veils Hope: Why More Americans Should Support Occupy Wall Street

Jacob Albert | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Jacob Albert

The polls reflect a contradictory situation. The Occupy movement expresses grievances and fears shared by most Americans. But those who most loudly express our national dissatisfaction are booed or ignored.

The Chancellor and the Student, or, Speaking Truth to Power

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.02.2014 | College
Bob Ostertag

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi has stated that she tried to meet with students who were pepper-sprayed but was rebuffed. This came as a surprise to Jerika Heinze, who says she has been contacting the Chancellor's office nearly every day asking for a meeting.

Keep D.C. Wal-Mart Free at Occupy D.C.

Head-Roc | Posted 02.19.2012 | DC

When I received a call from Faye Williams of Sisterspace and Books asking me to come rock at Occupy D.C. with hip-hop legends Dead Prez to do a "Keep D.C. Wal-Mart Free" presentation and rally, I eagerly replied "Yes."

PHOTOS: Artists Create Police Brutality Coloring Book

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

A collective of 46 artists has come together to contribute black-and-white images for the new Police Brutality Coloring Book. The 48-page DIY publicat...

Occupy Drama Shakes Up Dem Efforts In Key State

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Eight Occupy Iowa protesters have been arrested at the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters in Des Moines, where they protested meas...

Occupy Wall Street: A Prophetic Voice

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

As so often happens when change is needed, we left it to our young people, to those strong enough in body and spirit, to wake us up. Occupy Wall Street is calling out the devastating results of corporate greed.

The Leaderless Revolution, Part 2: The Action of One

Carne Ross | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Carne Ross

The enemy in the West that must be conquered is not a dictator, both easily identified and caricatured. It is not one, but many. This means that a revolution to change things fundamentally for the better will not look like the Arab Spring.

Immigrants Occupy! Building A Movement Culture

Michelle Chen | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

For many immigrant communities, everyday struggles with the legal system and the economic crisis encapsulate some of the core issues driving the Occupy ethos. Yet those same issues can be a hindrance to organizing.