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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.

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Thousands of people gathered at Foley Square in New York City, including many prominent unions, to demand an end to the bailout of Wall Street and a beginning to the bailing out of the American people.

October 5, 2011

Official responses to Occupy Wall Street in LA and NYC have been different—really different.

October 5, 2011

As Occupy Wall Street gains ground, Kai Wright joins Democracy Now! to discuss whether the protests could evolve into a viable, populist movement.

October 5, 2011

A movement once dismissed is now embraced by Teamsters, MoveOn, key Democrats and even Ron Paul. Obama? Not so much.

October 5, 2011

The #OccupyWallStreet movement against economic injustice is spreading like wildfire.

October 5, 2011

In the latest sign of solidarity between labor and the Occupy Wall Street movement, the AFL-CIO has issued a statement from its Next Up Young Worker Summit in support of the Manhattan protesters.

October 4, 2011

 Christie won’t run, but the MSM couldn’t stop pleasuring themself over the prospect.

October 4, 2011

News and opinion on Occupy Wall Street updated frequently.

October 4, 2011

It's people-powered, no-tech, lo-fi and astonishingly slow. But the human microphone, an adaptation to New York's laws against amplified sound, may be Occupy Wall Street's secret weapon.

October 3, 2011