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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

Mutual aid is alive and well on the devastated peninsula, filling in where the government failed.

November 28, 2012

NYC public housing residents call for a cancellation of rent following Hurricane Sandy and loss of basic services.

November 27, 2012

A coalition of labor supporters protested alongside striking employees to speak out against Walmart's intimidation and abuse. 

November 23, 2012

Occupy Wall Street is showing solidarity with striking Walmart workers. 

November 20, 2012

In the wake of the superstorm, we need to involve communities—not corporations—in reconstruction efforts. 

November 15, 2012

The Strike Debt movement is planning a Rolling Jubilee—a bailout of the people, by the people. 

November 12, 2012

Occupy Sandy, the grassroots relief effort started by Occupy Wall Street, has been helping individuals when traditional aid groups and organizations have failed to show up.

November 5, 2012

A report from Downtown Manhattan, and a Hurricane Sandy volunteer.

November 1, 2012

Occupy Wall Street and 350.org have teamed up with Recovers.org, a disaster relief platform, to help coordinate response to Hurricane Sandy.

October 31, 2012

Occupy Our Homes ATL is forging an unlikely partnership in an effort to stop foreclosures.  

October 9, 2012