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Iraq vet, former financial adviser and OWS protester Derek McGee reflects on the changes that have occurred in this country since September 11, 2001. 

From Occupy the SEC to a plan to reduce the federal deficit, Occupy groups are diving into the nitty-gritty of crafting public policy.

Zuccotti Park

Zuccotti Park was not my first occupation. But it showed me the need to live up to our values.

Only a federal investigation can get to the bottom of what happened in the housing bubble—and get a fair deal for homeowners.

Naomi Klein talks to an OWS organizer about using Occupy as a moment to dream big.

Reporting on protests is no easy job—just ask the thirty-six reporters arrested while covering the Occupy movement. Do reporters have a right to gather the news?

Dollar bills

At Occupy Wall Street, an unlikely mix of students, vets, bankers, regulators and academics are planning alternative financial institutions—including an Occupy bank.

Notes on 2011’s preoccupied hearts and minds.

With some of the highest foreclosure rates in the country, the Southern city is fertile ground for the growing Occupy movement. 

Blogs

Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge to mark the six-month anniversary of one of the largest mass arrests of activists in US history.

April 2, 2012

"I’m not okay with being a part of an institution that enables suffering in the community that it inhabits."

March 29, 2012

UNC students are organizing an Alternative Commencement Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2012 without symbolically honoring New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who will keynote the official University commencement.

March 27, 2012

Congress passed two major bills yesterday—and they have a disturbing common denominator.

March 22, 2012

College occupiers demonstrate powerful new tactic.

March 21, 2012

At a time when so many are so clear that the current system is not working—what might? Is it already happening?

March 21, 2012

The House GOP budget is extremely generous to the wealthy and corporations—and the middle class is asked to pay the tab. 

March 20, 2012

Join the call for a full, independent investigation by the state Attorney General into the active suppression of the Occupy movement.

March 19, 2012

This week, a special forum on what's next for the Occupy movement. Plus, Jeremy Scahill reports on the case of a jailed Yemeni journalist, and we welcome guest-blogger Bryce Covert.

March 17, 2012

The former Federal Reserve chairman said the problems inside Goldman can be solved by a ban on proprietary trading.

March 14, 2012