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Contributions to our special issue on Occupy at one by artist and occupier Molly Crabapple.

Those claiming Occupy has failed already forget what other social justice sucesses have taught us: change is slow. 

Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political. 

One year after Occupy Wall Street first shook the world, what lies ahead for the movement?

Occupy Debt

Bereft of their big tent at Zuccotti Park, activists have found a unifying theme in debt.

Can Debt Spark a Revolution?

If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive.

Occupy Wall Street: New Ways of Thinking About Space

As last year’s occupations showed, cities need more places the public can call its own.

Despite rumors of its demise, Occupy Wall Street has given rise to a flurry of actions targeting the 99 percent. What is this new phenomenon—and what role will it play in November?

At UC Davis and other institutions, student-led protests against austerity are met with thuggish riot cops and the criminalization of speech. 

O’Reilly and his crew cooked up the wacky theory this week that the Institute for Policy Studies is serving as the clandestine headquarters for the Occupy movement.

Blogs

Organizers are thinking critically about how to increase impact in Occupy’s second year. 

September 20, 2012

Free University's set up in Madison Square Park is just downtown from the original Free Academy of the City of New York, which was founded in 1847 as a completely tuition-free school.

September 19, 2012

This election remains about the genuine struggles and solutions that benefit all but the most privileged in this country.

September 18, 2012

According to the mainstream media, Occupy is dead. So why are the police taking so many into custody? 

September 18, 2012

The year-old movement doesn’t need its own candidate to influence politics. 

September 17, 2012

Occupy Wall Street plans a protest on the financial district to celebrate its one year anniversary.

September 10, 2012

Tuesday’s provincial election was a pretty good day for the Quebec student movement.

September 5, 2012

Ten undocumented protesters are arrested at the DNC, and a prominent activist is pre-emptively detained for reportedly being on a terrorist watch list.

September 5, 2012

Hundreds of protesters marched in the streets to protest corporate greed as the Democratic National Convention kicks off this week in Charlotte. 

September 4, 2012

Protests erupt outside, and also inside, the Republican National Convention.

August 29, 2012