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Occupy Wall Street Crackdowns Smack of Colonialism

Kelly Moore | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Kelly Moore

You know something is seriously wrong when people who have the option of sleeping in the comfort of their own beds instead choose to sleep in parks across America to drive home a point.

Pavement Occupies LA -- Michael O'Keefe (VIDEO)

Sam Slovick | Posted 01.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

The Occupy L.A. camp at City Hall in Los Angeles is in its 30th consecutive peaceful day. I moved my tent to City Hall where I'll be blogging, uploadi...

PAVEMENT Occupies Los Angeles

Sam Slovick | Posted 12.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

After watching the media coverage of the Occupy LA movement I was disheartened. It was decidedly glib. I moved my tent to City Hall the morning of October 28th and set an intention to stay for the duration.

The Wisdom and Power of a Leaderless Resistance

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Have you ever been asked what a leader is to you? Of course you have; we're obsessed with the worship of these few. But the Occupy movement has no place for them, which the mainstream media just can't understand.

"It's the Democracy, Stupid!": The "Vague" Goals of the Other 99%

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

To help my students think about the way the market works, and especially how it affects real people, I have them play Monopoly. But I modify the rules to make the game more realistic.

Protests: When Enough is Enough

Mariela Dabbah | Posted 12.29.2011 | Latino Voices
Mariela Dabbah

Let's use the energy of these protests to fuel our internal boilers. And let's hope that the protesters, who are bringing attention to the unsustainability of the status quo, don't become victims of their own passivity.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Private College Students Arrive At Zuccotti Park To Air Complaints | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 12.28.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Since graduating from Ithaca College in May, Nathan Grant has searched high and low for steady work. After spending the summer renting...

How Occupy Wall Street Is Like a Classroom

Max Bean | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Max Bean

On October 15th, I watched a miracle of classroom management such as I would never have imagined possible. It didn't happen in a classroom and there was no teacher.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Public College Students Going Public With Frustrations At Occupy Wall Street | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 12.27.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Wednesday evening, three college students descended on lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park with the hope of unfurling their sleeping bags and ...

Scott Olsen's Family Arrives In Oakland

Turnstyle | Posted 10.27.2011 | San Francisco

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VIDEO: What Does Occupy Mean To You?

Turnstyle | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

Turnstyle Asks: What Does The Word Occupy Mean To You? from Turnstyle Video on Vimeo. Originally published on, a digital informati...

Oakland Chief Denies Use Of Rubber Bullets, Dowels

Turnstyle | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco

By: Nishat Kurwa Oakland's acting police chief  Howard Jordan denied that his department used rubber bullets and wooden dowels on protesters dur...

Generation Y's Wall Street SPO

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 12.27.2011 | College
Amy Goldwasser

My generation needs to admit that we have a problem. Hi, we are Generation Y, and we are overly entitled consumption addicts with expectations that are incongruous with a finite world.

Google Data Shows Occupy Movement Is Losing Steam

Anthony Amore | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Anthony Amore

If the number of Google searches is any indication, the Occupy Wall Street movement, which spawned offshoots in cities across the nation, appears to be losing steam.

Mars Hill Church: Instead Of Harassing Worshippers, Try Civility

Harris Zafar | Posted 12.26.2011 | Religion
Harris Zafar

If all of us protested each theological disagreement we have, there would be hundreds of protests every day. This is not the way to handle disagreements, as it will lead to chaos and societal disturbance.

Thoughts on Occupy SF

Chris A. Smith | Posted 12.26.2011 | San Francisco
Chris A. Smith

When I visited Occupy SF early this month I wondered what I'd find: a fully formed movement or the typical San Francisco kabuki? On first blush it looked like the latter.

Occupy Wall Street -- An Opportunity to Redefine Value

Azita Ardakani | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Azita Ardakani

It feels like the world is on fire. From Egypt to Greece, India to the UK, Spain and now North America, we are currently living in an international wo...

Arin Greenwood

Occupy DC Ready And Willing To Resod McPherson Square's Grass | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.25.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Matthew Patterson, a member of Occupy DC's media team, is not impressed with the Washington Examiner article over the weekend that sugge...

Long Island Man Wants To Trademark 'Occupy Wall Street'

AP | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Associated Press)- A Long Island, N.Y., man wants to trademark the Occupy Wall Street movement's name. Robert Maresca of West Islip tells...

Phil Donahue's Take On Occupy Wall Street

Posted 12.25.2011 | Women

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U.S. Park Service Eyes Next Steps For Occupy DC's Encampment

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.24.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While relations between the group of assembled protesters in McPherson Square and local police jurisdictions have been relatively peacef...

Outside the Walls

Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards | Posted 12.22.2011 | Black Voices
Reverend Nicholas Stuart Richards

A hunger strike is the ideal symbol of preparation for protest, for it teaches us that we are not our own source; God is. By recognizing that God is our source, we become dependant on God, and are now prepared for change.

Why I Am Getting Arrested Today

Carl Dix | Posted 12.21.2011 | Black Voices
Carl Dix

Today I am joining arms with Cornel West and others to voluntarily land myself in the custody of the police. We are conducting non-violent civil disobedience to put a Stop to the NYPD policy of "Stop & Frisk."

Protest or Witch Hunt?

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

If the Occupy Wall Street protesters the world over seriously want to make changes, wagging a finger at successful people and vilifying them isn't the way.

Take a Stand: Support Parents Occupy Wall Street

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 12.20.2011 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

I don't know about you but I've been following the protests happening on Wall Street and other areas around the world with great interest. While the m...