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I thought I might find a simple meme of the Wall Street protest. What I discovered was a desert flower brought to blossom by an activist tradition, coalition-building and old-fashioned grit.

In our new landscape of imperial defeat, it’s remarkable how consistently things that are officially going so well are actually going so badly.

Occupy Wall Street has already made the concentration of wealth at the top a central issue. Now, it promises to do the same with the realities of poverty.

The People of Color working group aims to bring more minorities into the Occupation, as well as to make sure that people of color are repesented throughout the movement.

Besides sleeping in a park, what should those of us sympathetic to Occupy Wall Street be doing to advance the well-being of the 99 percent?

Visiting occupations in New York, Madrid, London and beyond, one finds almost eerie similarities, but also important differences.

Occupy Wall Street may be a directly democratic and leaderless movement—but that doesn’t mean it lacks structure.

Now it is time to put a face on the 1%.

The movement’s urgent challenge is to meet organized repression with organized resistance.

Blogs

A Boston University undergraduate explains.

October 24, 2011

On the one month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, filmmaker and activist Ed David went to Liberty Plaza asking where the movement will go next.

October 23, 2011

If you are aware of the movement and support the movement, you must be with the movement now.

October 21, 2011

As the Occupy Wall Street protests surges, so does the student population joining the now international movement.

October 20, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement is simultaneously a cutting-edge online force to be reckoned with and an old-fashioned community. 

October 20, 2011

Rupert Murdoch meets his stockholders Friday amidst rising scrutiny from investors—and perhaps from the Justice Department.

October 19, 2011

A revolt against government corruption has the potential to unite elements of the left and right.

October 19, 2011

 Tea Party Congressman Allen West says of Occupy Wall Street: “Martin Luther King Jr. would not have backed these types of protesters." Kings history, and his own words, say otherwise.

October 19, 2011

Even as Occupy Wall Street heats up, Washington plans to spend the winter arguing about how to further mutilate the economy.

October 18, 2011

As signs demanding the rightful economic equality for the 99% are seen in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Toronto, Hong Kong and Madrid, we know that this movement is occupying not only Wall Street but the world. 

October 18, 2011