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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.

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...

Global Marketplace Stifles Youth Activism

The Daily Beacon | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
The Daily Beacon

Our environment and its expectations foster apathetic outcomes. Our time is inadequate to cite superhuman accomplishments, right society's wrongs, and have any semblance of a personal life.

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?

Let's Stand With Working People Against the Crony Capitalists and Their Political Lackeys

Allan Brawley | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

Early union struggles need to be remembered and appropriately re-enacted if we are to take the country back from the corporate interests that again control it, their political and judicial allies, and the complicit mainstream media.

That Whole Occupy Wall Street Thing May Actually Be Working

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Though the Occupy protesters have taken their tents out of Zuccotti Park, they're still making their mark. The majority of marketing and communica...

What OWS Should Do Now: Out of the Parks, Into the Mainstream

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.22.2012 | New York
Danny Schechter

Propelling an "action faction" or camping as a community is not the same as challenging or remaking power. It's time to experiment with more configurations of action to make the Occupy Wall Street presence felt in more arenas of public life.

NYPD Probing Threat Against Cops

AP | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City police are investigating what they say is an online threat made against police officers by an apparent Occupy protester foll...

Saki Knafo

6 Months In, Occupy Looks Ahead | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Exactly six months after the first protestors spread out their sleeping bags in an unloved little park in Lower Manhattan, sparking a movement that sw...

6 Months Later, What Has The Occupy Movement Achieved?

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.16.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — As spring approaches, Occupy Wall Street protesters who mostly hibernated all winter are beginning to stir with plans for renewed dem...

How the Fed Steals for the 1%

Tom Mullen | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Tom Mullen

The Occupiers mistakenly blame capitalism, but it is not capitalism that is behind this inequity. It is the completely anti-capitalist Federal Reserve System.

C. Wright Mills Would Have Loved Occupy Wall Street

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Few Occupy Wall Street activists have probably heard of Mills. But Mills' breakthrough ideas -- especially his notion of the "power elite" -- resonate today with the growing recognition that too much wealth and power in the hands of the superrich undermines democracy.

Talking About a Revolution or Business as Usual?

Nathan Hegedus | Posted 04.28.2012 | Media
Nathan Hegedus

What seemed unthinkable in the 1990s and especially during the credit boom is now commonplace: open talk of socialism and the radical failure of market capitalism.

Responsible Banking Is Responsible Government

Richard Alarcón | Posted 04.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Richard Alarcón

The mayor, council and taxpayers need access to information about a bank's lending activity -- the good and the bad -- so we can make better decisions about who we give our business to in the future.

Mad, Passionate Love -- and Violence

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Solnit

Occupy might just be the name we've put on a great groundswell of popular outrage and a rebirth of civil society too deep, too broad, to be a movement. A movement is an ocean wave: this is the whole tide turning from Cairo to Moscow to Athens to Santiago to Chicago.

In Phase 2, Occupy Movement Needs a More Nuanced View of Capitalism

Judith Samuelson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Excoriating corporations isn't going to bring about the changes we need. We need to delve into the incentives and the decision rules that shape behavior of those on both sides of the table.

Jimmy Carter Casts Movement As 'Relatively Successful'

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

ATLANTA -- Former President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that Occupy organizers have created a "relatively successful" movement because they focused...

Occupy Harvard Unites Boston Student Movements

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 02.13.2012 | College

More than 80 students from 18 college campuses around the Boston area gathered on Sunday for the Occupy Boston Student Summit held in Emerson Hall....

The Party People of Wall Street

Bill Moyers | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Bill Moyers

A week or so ago, we read about what in the Gilded Age of the Roman Empire was known as a bacchanal -- a big blowout at which the imperial swells got together and whooped it up. This one occurred here in Manhattan at the annual black-tie dinner and induction ceremony for Kappa Beta Phi.

Occupy The Super Bowl

AP | By CARRIE SCHEDLER | Posted 01.29.2012 | Sports

By CARRIE SCHEDLER, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS -- A mix of union members and Occupy protesters from across Indiana marched through Super Bowl Vi...

GRAPHIC: Things The Occupy Camps Most Need

Posted 01.24.2012 | Business

The Occupy movement is in need. What that means, exactly, depends on where you look. In cold weather encampments like Occupy Edmonton, Occupy Winn...

Students Write Pro-Occupy Song, Spark Controversy

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

An elementary school in Charlottesville, Va., has drawn criticism after some of its 3rd grade students apparently wrote and sang a song in favor of th...

What Do the Kardashians Have in Common With the Occupy Movement?

Ben Uyeda | Posted 03.06.2012 | Comedy
Ben Uyeda

The discussion of these cultural phenomena is often centered around the idea that their position in the public consciousness is undeserved due to a pe...

Occupy the Academy (#OTA)

James Peterson | Posted 01.05.2012 | Black Voices
James Peterson

Universities have had a tough year in terms of public relations. Over the course of 2011 there were multiple full-blown scandals. None can be cast as mere PR disasters; each of the aforementioned cases represents deep-rooted challenges that the University (or more to my point -- the Academy) must address on multiple fronts immediately.

Nobody Hates the Rich... But Everyone Hates the Bad

Edward Murray | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Edward Murray

It seems that those nestled snugly in the crack of our nation's ultra-wealthy are confused about why they seem to be unpopular in the media.