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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

The Mormon Church is a corporation, says author and essayist Terry Tempest Williams, and there is reason to fear a Romney presidency....

May 27, 2012

It raises the question, why were these people arrested in the first place?

May 25, 2012

Don’t take your eyes of Chicago yet. The NATO protests may be over, but city politics are heating up.

May 23, 2012

A new collection featuring ninety-nine tracks of class-conscious music from ninety-nine artists.

May 17, 2012

Occupy Chicago and other protest groups announce their plans for week-long protests and direct action in opposition to NATO.

May 14, 2012

As student debt surpasses trillion dollar mark, students express frustration with not-so bright future ahead of them.

May 11, 2012

Occupy the Farm, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, occupied a farm in California to draw attention to the issue of food sovereignty.

May 10, 2012

Thousands of protesters have converged upon Charlotte, North Carolina today to protest Bank of America’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

May 9, 2012

A broad coalition of activists plans to converge on Bank of America’s headquarters and annual shareholder meeting this week. In response, Charlotte’s city manager has declared the meeting is an “extraordinary event,” allowing police to crack down on protesters' civil liberties.

May 8, 2012

In a leaderless movement, ego, anger and personal priorities must be given up in service of collective needs.

May 7, 2012