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Occupy Wall Street Movement

An Ode to Rebel Parents

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

Like all good rebels, rebel parents challenge our hyper-protective, fear-ingrained, consumer-driven lives, and frankly, I think we are a lot better off with them throwing caution to the wind than we are with the more pervasive absentee or "helicopter" parents.

How 7 Occupy Wall Street Issues Stack Up 2 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild and Jillian Berman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Business

Two years ago today, demonstrators descended on Zuccotti Park in New York City's financial district. Their focus, economic injustice, was clear in the...

'A Line in the Park' -- An Occupy Invite and Plea to Hopeful NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.16.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Well, the tide is flowing in your favor, Bill. Willy Thompson has conceded, and only one lonely Republican stands between you and Gracie Mansion. An...

Occupy Arrests Near 8,000 As Wall Street Eludes Prosecution

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

Here's a fact that may make your blood boil: Nearly 8,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters have been arrested in association with the activist movement, ...

Trouble in Paradise? Occupy Confronts the 'Two D's -- Dissension and Departures

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.09.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

What is it within a system, or movement, that discourages or drives away such people? Is this a healthy or unhealthy sign for Occupy?

Show Time! Tripping the Light Fantastic as a Performance Artist for Occupy Wall Street (PHOTOS)

Marni Halasa | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Marni Halasa

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Occupy Abolishes $1,000,000 in Medical Debt. Your Turn, Wall Street & White House?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.27.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

This week, Occupy's Strike Debt! working group will be mailing out over 1,000 letters to individuals, mostly in Kentucky and Ohio, who collectively owe over $1,000,000 in personal medical debt.

When Good Things Happen to Bad People

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

As our government of the richest and mightiest country in the world is incapable of effecting retribution, we can only implore the divinity: please see to it that really bad things happen to these really bad people.

Occupy Wall Street Activists Aren't Quite What You Think: Report

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business

The Occupy Wall Street movement captured public attention while speaking for the so-called 99 percent, but those who actively participated were drawn ...

Premature Occupy Wall Street Group Effort Wants Consumer Debt to Vanish with Rolling Jubilee

Steve Rhode | Posted 01.13.2013 | Money
Steve Rhode

Organizers are buying up consumer debt for pennies on the dollar and instead of collecting on it they are forgiving it. In my opinion the effort is misguided because this strategy can result in those with their debt forgiven, owing the IRS.

Cindy Lee Sheehan - Too Early to Be Named as Patron Saint of Occupy?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.19.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Cindy Lee Sheehan could be the prior decade's Occupier: she went where she wasn't welcome, claimed a patch of land that wasn't hers, was surrounded by unfriendly forces, but tenaciously continued to exercise her first amendment right.

Occupy Wall Street Arrests On One-Year Anniversary

Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

Police arrested demonstrators on Monday, the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to several news reports. The New York ...

Who Threw the Party, and Who Got Occupied?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Both the Occupiers and the Tea Partiers changed the American political conversation in a large way. Still, it cannot be denied that the Tea Party has moved closer to actually changing the American political system and its laws than the Occupiers have managed.

Whose Roads? Our Roads! OWS Activist Gets Low Mileage But High Visibility

Jerry Ashton | Posted 07.20.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

In her "mobile extension" of the OWS Protests, Occupy Wall Street's Janet Wilson is proving that authorities might evict Occupy from streets and parks, but cannot keep it off the road.

Just Capital: What the 99% Really Need (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

The frustration over social injustice, inspired by Wall Street's flagrant behavior before and after the calamitous downturn of 2008, strikes me as the most urgent issue facing us right now.

The Citizen's Assembly: A Civic Infrastructure for Progressive Social Change

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

The current generation of protesters must be urged to develop an organizational structure, supple as well as sophisticated, that does not repeat the mistakes of the past.

Occupy Movement Drifts From Tents To Kitchen Tables

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

By Edith Honan NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) - Seven months after Occupy Wall Street's eviction from Zuccotti Park, the round-the-clock ...

'This Movement Is Over'

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

(Adds comments, background, color) By Chris Francescani June 7 (Reuters) - More than eight months after Occupy Wall Str...

Memorial Day in the Rearview Mirror

Mike Feder | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Mike Feder

At cyber-speed, Memorial Day 2012, is fast slipping into history. But there are important things to note about this national day of remembrance... Th...

American Spring

Andrew Stefanik | Posted 07.24.2012 | Detroit
Andrew Stefanik

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NYPD: White Powder Mailed To Wells Fargo Banks Was Non-Toxic

AP | Posted 07.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Police say the white powder contained in several envelopes that were mailed to various bank branches in New York City turned out to b...

Activists Target BofA Shareholder Meeting

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* 99% Power groups says Wells Fargo excluded shareholders * Group wants to meet with CEO before May 9 meeting * Activist...

Banks Share Info From Robots, Security Officers, Video Surveillance As Occupy Protests Loom

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

In a real-life situation reminiscent of many an Arnold Schwarzenegger flick, banks are using information gleaned from robots to fend off the Occupy mo...

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.