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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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Hundreds of activists show up at a Mitt Romney Southampton fundraiser to protest billionaires’ money in politics. 

July 9, 2012

Police have been circulating flyers that look like wanted posters featuring Christina Gonzalez and Matthew Swaye's mug shots.

July 5, 2012

Occupy protesters from around the country converged on Philadelphia for the National Gathering.

July 2, 2012

Occupy Our Homes has saved another family from foreclosure, continuing the group’s recent string of successes.

June 13, 2012

Occupy Wall Streeters arrested on December 17 at a Trinity Church–owned lot and Chicago activists facing terrorism-related charges for NATO protests head to court.

June 12, 2012

Pro-worker protesters in Wisconsin played by the rules, and were outspent by out-of-state interests $30 million to $3 million. Can they ever hope to win in a rigged game?

June 6, 2012

To prevent an unfair foreclosure, protesters attempted to block the authorities from entering a home on Capitol Hill. 

June 5, 2012

Housing and Occupy Wall Street affiliates are planning a “counter-fundraiser” at an Obama fundrasier to draw attention to the need to bring Wall Street to justice.

June 4, 2012

Activists in Quebec, the United States and Mexico are setting aside nationalism in the spirit of solidarity.

May 31, 2012

More legal victories for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

May 30, 2012