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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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Previous protests have presented detailed policy proposals to no avail. Maybe it’s time to try something new.

October 3, 2011

Since every great protest movement needs its culture, here's my stab at a list of the ten best songs ever written about class and poverty in tribute to #OccupyWallStreet.

October 3, 2011

What is the occupiers' agenda? It’s the humanity, stupid!

October 3, 2011

Inititial reports heaped the blame for the confusion on the Brooklyn Bridge this past weekend on the NYPD. Now, the narrative is changing, with the establishment media shifting accusations in the protesters’ direction.

October 3, 2011

If we are going to Occupy Wall Street, DC and other locales, let’s take the fight to corporate greed ground zero: David Stern’s NBA.

October 3, 2011

The occupation continues to grow on Wall Street, while dozens of occupations rise up across the country. Here's a running thread of news and links.

October 3, 2011

Show up at Liberty Plaza, donate money, buy pizza, spread the word and start your own occupation.

October 2, 2011

One of Obama’s favorite novelists holds court on politics, the Wall Street protests and a new HBO adaptation of his famous work The Corrections.

October 1, 2011