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Occupy Movement

Where Are the Discussions About Poverty and Youth Violence in the 2012 Presidential Race?

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Left of Black host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined via Skype journalists Rahiel Tesfamariam and Mychal Denzel Smith in a discussion of youth violence and poverty in the United States and the lack attention given to these issues in the 2012 Presidential Election.

Banks Don't Need Houses, People Do! Foreclosures and the Financial Crisis

Ethan Miller | Posted 12.01.2012 | DC
Ethan Miller

Rev. Vanzant is one of many homeowners and renters in the D.C. area and nationwide being forced out of their homes by big banks. We need to organize and take to the streets to make our voices heard!

The Occupy Movement's First Rock Anthem

Posted 09.27.2012 | Entertainment

"We are the 99 percent!" call and answer Rise Against vocalist Tim McIlrath and System of a Down singer Serj Tankian with a crowd of like-minded Occup...

Occupy at One Year: A Success Already

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Policy reform will follow from the will of the people. It's not time to stop the protests, but year one of the movement is a success because its ideals have captured the attention of the American people and our representatives.

Romney's 47 Percent Is Not the Only Statistic That Conceals the Truth

David Paul | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Just as Romney's 47% number is not evidence of a massive breakdown of society, the 12% average decline in household incomes in the wake of the 2008 collapse may not actually be evidence of a widespread collapse in family incomes.

The Jane Austen Weekly: 'Sense and Sensibility' and the Occupy Anniversary

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

This week marks the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. And this week we turn to Sense and Sensibility, which features some of the very same indignities that ignited last year's protests.

This Crow Won't Fly

Paul Boden | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

We are right back to Jim Crow Laws, Sundown Towns, Ugly Laws and Anti-Okie Laws, local laws that profess to "uphold the locally accepted obligations of civility."

Why Occupy Isn't Dead Yet

Zeeshan Aleem | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Zeeshan Aleem

There is something inimitable about the kind of communitarian environment Occupy creates when it manages to hold a space. The fact that Occupy cultivates vibrant social scenes doesn't undermine its seriousness -- it ensures its effectiveness.

Aaron Sankin

What Ever Happened To Occupy SF? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.18.2012 | San Francisco

It's strange to think that Occupy is only a year old. Maybe it's because the movement so powerfully tapped into currents long pulsating within the ...

Occupy Fizzled, But Made 99% a Force

Stephen Zunes | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

It's been a year since the Occupy Wall Street movement sprang up. Since then, it has fizzled, but this does not mean that the underlying issues that gave rise to the protests have gone away.

A Birthday Anthem for the 99 Percent

Brendan Smith | Posted 11.18.2012 | Entertainment
Brendan Smith

Happy birthday, Occupy. But how about skipping the tired old tune of "Happy Birthday to You"?

Married At Occupy Wall St., They Divorced Months Later

Posted 09.17.2012 | Divorce

Typically, whirlwind marriages are reserved for celebrities and other members of the "one percent." But not this time. Occupy Wall Street protes...

Occupy Your Victories

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

With Occupy, remarkable things have already happened, and more remarkable systemic change could be ahead. Remember that many of the effects of what has already happened are incalculable, and more of what is being accomplished will only be clear further down the road.

Occupy Wall Street: One Year Anniversary (VIDEO)

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

In late September 2011, I found a story on Russia Today about a new protest movement called "Occupy Wall Street". After seeing the spectacle of boist...

Occupy Wall Street and the Meanings of Success

Marina Sitrin | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Marina Sitrin

Many people think Occupy has been a failure. Hundreds of parks and plazas around the country are no longer occupied, and we are no longer in the mainstream news, and people are saying that we do not have a plan. But these seem like the wrong metrics.

Occupy Predicts Anniversary Resurgence

Mark Taylor-Canfield | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Mark Taylor-Canfield

As the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement approaches on September 17th, occupy groups across the country are planning solidarity events. ...

Assessing the Occupation

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Where have the Occupiers been over the last year? What have they been doing? What are their plans for the future? In this month's issue of Huffington, Saki Knafo answers those questions and many more.

Russell Simmons On Jay-Z Occupy Wall Street Diss: 'Right 99 Times, But This Ain't One'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.12.2012 | Business

Russell Simmons has responded to rapper Jay-Z's comments about the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying that the hip-hop mogul is "right 99 times, but ...

Saki Knafo

Occupy Wall Street: What Happened? | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

By the time the police kicked the protesters out of Zuccotti Park last November, the Occupy Wall Street movement had already split into at least two d...

A Tale of Two Conventions

Adam Klugman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Adam Klugman

When I was very young, I had a spinal tap. It was the second most painful experience of my life -- the first was watching the recent 2012 Republican convention.

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Pain of a Bank Whistleblower

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Ever wonder what happens to the friends, fortune and family of a whistleblower? Taking it all in stride and landing a better-paying job? Vacationi...

Sights And Sounds From Charlotte's Labor Day Parade

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

Charlotte's annual Labor Day parade drew a few hundred participants, including members of various local unions, drummers and dancers from West Charlot...

Heated Discussion After The Charlotte Labor Day Parade

Krzysztof Piotrowski | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Krzysztof Piotrowski

A Ron Paul devotee, an Obama supporter, and an Anarchist have a debate. What starts off as a megaphone blast regarding the controversial National Def...

Occupying Ohio: The Tea Party, Occupy Cleveland, and the Cold War That Wasn't

Rana B. Khoury | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Rana B. Khoury

For a couple of hours last weekend, the Tea Party gathered in downtown Cleveland for a rally entitled "Occupy the Truth." Yes, the Tea Party was opera...

Failed Occupy Wall Street Movement Needs to Wake Up

Jeff Reeves | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Jeff Reeves

Why is it that Occupy Wall Street is such a sad caricature of itself these days if the need is just as pressing? It's not for a lack of material. And it certainly shouldn't be for a lack of motivation. That's why it's so disappointing.