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Occupy Wall Street: New Ways of Thinking About Space

As last year’s occupations showed, cities need more places the public can call its own.

Despite rumors of its demise, Occupy Wall Street has given rise to a flurry of actions targeting the 99 percent. What is this new phenomenon—and what role will it play in November?

At UC Davis and other institutions, student-led protests against austerity are met with thuggish riot cops and the criminalization of speech. 

O’Reilly and his crew cooked up the wacky theory this week that the Institute for Policy Studies is serving as the clandestine headquarters for the Occupy movement.

James Dimon

JP Morgan’s CEO once complained that traders would need to see psychiatrists in order to comply with financial regulations. Maybe that’s not such a bad idea.

When it comes to running Bank of America, shareholders don’t have much more influence than the demonstrators outside.

Bank of America protest

The financial giant’s shareholder meeting will draw protesters on the outside—and disgruntled investors on the inside. 

Footage from New York City's massive May Day protests.

Blogs

A little-noticed bill would make it harder for protesters to demonstrate near federal officials. 

March 6, 2012

Around the world, a billion people belong to co-ops. The top 300 have combined sales in excess of $1 trillion. That’s according to the United Nations. That’s right, it's 2012, the Year of the Co-Op!

March 2, 2012

Today's actions are meant to draw attention to the corporatization and privatization of education, from pre-K through higher education, in both private and public institutions.

March 1, 2012

In 2008, a worker occupation at the Chicago factory sent up a flare of resistance. Now those same workers are considering alternatives to working for a boss.

March 1, 2012

Occupy Colleges calls for March 1 National Day of Action for Education.

February 28, 2012

As a last resort to end a fourteen-year campaign for a living wage, fifteen students are now on day six of a hunger strike.

February 23, 2012

"The youth didn't lose energy, we lost our leader."

February 23, 2012

Activists in New York City, Boston and Washington, DC take over Novartis offices warning that pharma giant Novartis’ lawsuit in India could deny lifesaving medicines to millions of people.

February 22, 2012

Schools coast to coast hold teach-ins in preparation for March 1 nationwide march for education.

February 17, 2012

A Harper's journalist recently went undercover as a University of Phoenix student. What he found was an "education" that was anything but--and a prime example of how the 1 percent are profiting off the less fortunate. 

February 16, 2012