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“Is OWS diverse enough?” is not the right question. The real challenge is ensuring the movement has a racial justice agenda.

Wall Street

To secure their privilege, the richest Americans resort to a range of maneuvers beyond the evasion of taxes and financial regulation.

Occupy College

The crushing burden of student debt has shattered the American dream for a whole generation. They want their future back.

Bank of America

The 99 percent have been footing the bill for too long. It’s time for the financial industry to pick up its own tab.

Washington, D.C.

The radical message of these protests is that the crisis we face cannot be addressed through the political process.

A woman unpacks boxes at Zuccotti Park

Women helped found and sustain the leaderless, anarchist-influenced movement—and despite running into bursts of sexism and ignorance, they are determined to stick around.

A peaceful demonstration in Times Square was met with the force's Mounted Unit, creating a dangerous situation.

Occupy Wall Street protesters

As intense protests spawned by Occupy Wall Street continue to grow, it is worth asking: Why now? The answer is not obvious. 

As politicians and pundits continue to agonize over what Occupy Wall Street really wants, those at Zuccotti Park are busy actually working toward their visions of what victory for the movement would look like.

Verizon workers on strike

A joint march on Friday to Verizon’s Manhattan headquarters was just the latest in a series of collaborations between organized labor and Occupy Wall Street.

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