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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

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