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Occupy Movement

5 Things "Mad Men" Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street And 3 Tips Madison Avenue Can Offer OWS In Return

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.23.2012 | Media
Jerry Ashton

With a creativity Madison Avenue would envy, OWS people continually invent new ways to promote the agenda and vex the establishment.

Will Occupy Make a Comeback?

Tom Allon | Posted 06.23.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

I don't know about you, but I kind of miss the Occupy Wall Street movement of last fall and wonder whether the advent of warm weather will bring back this politically-charged protest.

Occupy This Interview

Greg Olear | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts
Greg Olear

David First's new song was inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests born in lower Manhattan, where he lived for many years. I spoke with First about his career and his involvement with the Occupy movement:

Clown Show at UC Davis -- Too Bad It's Not Funny

Bob Ostertag | Posted 04.20.2012 | College
Bob Ostertag

Remember those videos of campus police pepper spraying seated students in the face at UC Davis last November? Old news, right? Well, it has taken all this time for the task force appointed by the UC president to make its report public.

Alexander Eichler

Fake Bank Of America Website Asks How You'd Run BofA | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

"Banking is too complicated for ordinary people to understand," reads the press release from "That's not to say people are stupid." T...

Citi Shareholder Revolt Spreads To Other Banks

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Citigroup shareholders seem to have started a trend. After the resounding rejection of Citigroup's compensation plan earlier this week, shareholder...

The Montgomery and Stonewall of the Mental Health Movement?

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 06.16.2012 | Chicago
Bill Lichtenstein

Mental health activists supported by young people are engaged in a direct action to prevent the closing of public mental health clinics in Chicago.

Tax Day Doesn't Belong to the Tea Party Anymore

Mark Engler | Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics
Mark Engler

This year, if you say "Tax Day" and "social movement," the Tea Party isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. And if you go looking for a protest, you'll likely find folks protesting against the tax evaders of the top 1 percent.

OccupyThisAlbum - 99 Artists on 99 Tracks for the 99%

Jerry Ashton | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Jerry Ashton

Where are the songs for Occupy's time in history? Who will write the words and music and poetry? Will we find our voice? These questions have been answered in full and emphatically with OccupyThisAlbum.

What Is Solidarity? A Pamphleteer's Occupation

Greg Ruggiero | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Greg Ruggiero

Who in their right mind would start a new small press at a time when the economy is so bad, e-books are rising, and book stores, libraries and perhaps the printed word itself are getting shoved down the same path as vinyl records and record stores?

The Revolution Will Be Published And Made Easily Available

Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

You know what those chirping birds and blooming flowers mean? It just might be warm enough to start re-occupying. Now, there's now a handbook to he...

Adam Goldberg

WATCH: Dem Congressman Turned Banker Punts On Occupy Movement | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

The Huffington Post paid another visit on Wednesday morning to the Loews Regency in New York as part of its ongoing series of chats with influential f...

Bank Of America Tells Woman To Miss Mortgage Payments, Then Forecloses On Her House

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

Here's how Pamela Flores tells it: A couple years ago, she found that she couldn't keep making mortgage payments on her Atlanta house. She says she...

Right-Wing Republicans Gorge Themselves at the Public Trough, While Telling the Rest of Us to Suck It Up

Pearl Korn | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

We must become a much more politically engaged and informed population and take responsibility for ensuring that those we elect to represent us in Congress are held accountable, but also support them when they do the right thing.

Occupy's Next Crossroads

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What happens next is anyone's guess. Is the Occupy movement poised for a comeback? Or is it about to be co-opted altogether? Can both, in fact, happen simultaneously, and would that be a good thing or not?

My Drug of Choice Is "More": Getting Real About Wealth Addiction

Jed Diamond | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Jed Diamond

I've been treating addicts for more than 40 years and when I hear the descriptions of those for whom millions and billions of dollars in wealth drives them to want more and more, I know we're dealing with addiction.

Republicans, Democrats and the "Crazy Gap"

Chris Ladd | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

Occupy Wall Street is little more than a footnote, having failed to wield any noticeable influence in democratic politics. The Tea Party, on the other hand, spread through the Republican biosphere like the zombie virus from The Walking Dead.

Occupy Movement Targets Bank Of America

The Nation | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

It's fairly impossible to speak with OWS activists without hearing Taibbi jargon about "vampire squids" or "raging hurricanes of theft and fraud," so ...

Clean Coal Lobbyists Mock Protest Movement

Republic Report | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

The coal lobby just kicked off a $40 million campaign to manipulate the election cycle. In 2008, the industry planted questions in town hall events to...

Don't Immanentize the Eschaton, Bro

Max Raskin | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Max Raskin

The problem with groups like Take Back NYU! and OccupyNYU is not that their criticism of John Sexton is inane and childish -- it is -- the problem is they've lowered the bar of discourse at NYU so low it's embarrassing to look at.

Watch: Is the Future of Social Activism Here Now?

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers


Ending LRA Violence: Now Is the Time

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Jayaseelan Naidoo

I have read and discussed many analyses of the Kony 2012 phenomenon. I have watched the movie. I have sought out and met the team behind Invisible Chi...

The Ethics of Storytelling: Documenting Change in Honduran Youth

Michael Solis | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Michael Solis

He had been to Honduras six years earlier to work with OYE, and he knew what to expect -- perpetual heat, 24/7 sweatiness, and inevitable sunburn. Lakin was unsurprised that so little had changed since his last visit.

Occupy 2012 and the Doomsday Cult of Profit

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Shaahin Cheyene

From all of my years of working with and documenting shamanic cultures and traditions, I have not noticed anything that would lead me to believe that any doomsday prophecy will be fulfilled.

Americans Are Protesting, But What Stops Full-Scale Rioting?

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.30.2012 | Books
Jake Blumgart

Michael Katz's Why Don't American Cities Burn? is both a crushing reminder of seemingly intractable problems that still face American cities and an exploration of why things aren't worse.