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Wall Street Protests

Occupy Wall Street and the Promise of Dignity

Charlotte Hill | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

Occupy Wall Street is not, in the literal sense of the word, an egalitarian movement. No, Occupy Wall Street is a dignitarian movement.

For the Wall Street Protesters, Is the Answer Blowing in the Wind?

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 12.18.2011 | New York
Sarwar Kashmeri

As I made my way down to Zuccotti Park, I had clearly misjudged the mood of the moment and the pent-up feelings of frustration that the Occupy Wall Street movement has unleashed.

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Chris Christie On Mounting Anger: I Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told a crowd of voters at a town-hall style event in Little Falls, NJ that he sympathizes with the Occup...

How The Wall Street Occupiers Can Help My Small Business

Gene Marks | Posted 12.18.2011 | Small Business
Gene Marks

To all of you who are spending your weekends and valuable time protesting as part of the "occupy movement," I want to thank you. But you guys can help me. If you wouldn't mind, can I ask you for a few favors? As a small business owner?

Occupy Wall Street's "Gullible" and "Unsophisticated" Protesters

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

There's something inherently wrong with a political economy where those in power sell the people a bag of goods: Tax cuts for the rich and corporations; deregulation; "free trade" bills; wars and excessive military spending; slashing social programs.

An Insidious Threat to the Occupy Movement

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

On the face of it there is nothing wrong with the Democratic Party expressing support for the protesters. In light of their actual economic policies, however, that support can be characterized only as hypocritical.

Occupy America: A New Great Awakening

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

For Christians, supporting the Occupy America protests should be clear-cut. The protesters are lifting up principles of compassion, justice and love. These principles are central to the Christian faith.

Dangerous, Or Democracy? What Politicians Are Saying About Occupy Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

The Occupy Wall Street protests started in mid-September in New York City with a hashtag and few dozen demonstrators camped out near the New York Stoc...

So What Do the Occupy Wall Streeters Really Want?

Richard Attias | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Richard Attias

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It's All Greek To Me

Jim Worth | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The problems in Greece and southern European countries are microcosms of a problem throughout the world; financial destruction caused by a greedy, protected, unregulated banking system.

PHOTOS: Occupy Wall Street Goes To Times Square

AP/The Huffington Post | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 12.15.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City paraded to a Chase bank branch Saturday, banging drums, blowing horn...

The Golden Calf and Occupy Wall Street

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jennifer Butler

In church and in the streets, the cheers and prayers were overwhelming. Photographers and TV crews flocked to us. Apparently you don't need to know your Exodus to understand a symbol of idolatry.

Thoughts on Occupy Wall Street

Al Gore | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Al Gore

With democracy in crisis, a true grassroots movement pointing out the flaws in our system is the first step in the right direction. Count me among those supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Is Occupy Wall Street Becoming Your Father's Movement?

Christian Science Monitor | Gloria Goodale | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty

For a movement that burst into life on the sleeping bags of college kids, some of the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters are getting downright long in th...

Why Obama Should Stand By the Wall Street Protesters

Curtis Roosevelt | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Curtis Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt usually fitted together in a pragmatic way what was morally right and politically useful. Can Barack Obama do the same?

MAP: 300 Years Of Wall Street Protests

History.com/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

History.com - The Occupy Wall Street movement has entered its fourth week of demonstrations in New York City’s Financial District and is spreading t...

TRAFFIC JAM: Occupy SF Blocks Morning Commute, Dozen Arrested

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.12.2011 | San Francisco

UPDATE: Police have arrested 11 protesters outside of Wells Fargo bank for blocking the doors and allegedly trespassing. On Wednesday, Occupy San ...

Occu-who?

Shan Wells | Posted 12.12.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

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The Seven Biggest Economic Lies

Robert Reich | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Demagogues through history have known that big lies, repeated often enough, start being believed unless they're rebutted. These seven economic whoppers are just plain wrong. Here's why.

The Media and the Five Stages of Grief Over Occupy Wall Street

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 12.11.2011 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

Occupy Wall Street is a nascent phenomenon, whose future relevance to American politics, if any, is unknown. But it's already served as a useful window into the psychology of much of our gatekeeper media.

Occupying Wall Street: An Inevitable Consequence of Uncontrolled Deregulation

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

Britain and the United States have suffered for the last 30 years from the effects of uncontrolled deregulation, with a brutal loss of jobs and a turning away from core civic values in the pursuit of profit.

NYPD Costs Rise As Occupy Wall Street Protests Continue

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 12.11.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — As the protest on Wall Street enters its fourth week, police officers are keeping their posts around the perimeter of the park at the...

From Wall Street to Washington We March for Jobs & Justice

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 12.10.2011 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

If you are unable to join an Occupy rally in your city, or you cannot make it to our demonstration in Washington, be sure to actively create change in your immediate surroundings.

Seven Snappy Comebacks for Those Lame Anti-"Occupy" Talking Points

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here are a few easy comebacks covering everything from the supposed "hypocrisy" of demonstrators who buy cardboard to snarky comments about scruffy-looking anticapitalists with beards.

Occupy Wall Street Spreads To Dublin's Dame Street

Posted 12.10.2011 | World

The protest movement Occupy Wall Street that has spread across the United States in recent days has now spilled across the Atlantic to Ireland. “...