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As administrators declare there's no alternative to austerity and corporatization in higher ed, student Occupyers fight back.

The 99 percent movement

With the Occupy movement, what started as a diffuse protest against economic injustice became a vast experiment in class building.

Poverty in Nebraska

What the Occupy movement could do for poor people—and vice versa.

President Barack Obama

The president has started talking like a populist. It took the Occupy movement to make him do it.

The electoral process has been occupied by the 1 percent—which means that what you hear in this “campaign” is largely refracted versions of their views, their needs, their fears, and their wishes.

How can Occupy activists build a foundation for long-term change?

Occupy has resonated here, drawing hundreds of people to demonstrations. This month, Florida will be home to the first-ever Occupy convention.

One month after the NYPD cleared Zuccotti Park, the lack of a physical space to occupy is creating divisions within the movement.

Jackson urges the Occupy movement to address the tangible needs of the Americans that have been most affected by the economic crisis—occupying foreclosed homes, hospital lobbies, and voting booths.

The human crisis caused by extreme unequal distribution of wealth did not happen overnight. So why hasn't there been nation-wide populist movements like Occupy Wall Street until now?

Blogs

Cuts in service, shuttering facilities and mass layoffs will hurt workers, communities, the USPS and the economy.

December 6, 2011

More than thirty people were arrested at Occupy DC this weekend, and protesters are preparing to “take back the Capitol.”

December 5, 2011

In what is fast becoming the most promising new front in the Occupy Wall Street movement, the effort to forestall foreclosures is taking center stage.

December 3, 2011

At Occupy Museums at Lincoln Center Thursday night, it was "Glass war" not "class war"—and Glass won, composer Philip Glass. 

December 2, 2011

Local organizers are hoping that the November 30 rally is only a starting point for SU students to open up an important dialogue about issues of police brutality and civil rights.

December 1, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

The lowest country on the planet needs action at the UN world conference on climate change in Durban. But “Occupy COP17” is expecting much from governments.

December 1, 2011

Campus violence has been a hot-button issue since the recent assaults against students peacefully demonstrating at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and CUNY Baruch. Albeit with far less brutality and violence, Indiana University has now joined the ranks of these schools.

November 30, 2011

“When you have people in leadership positions who are not exercising self-discipline and restraint, it’s reasonable to expect their followers to do likewise,” said former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper on Monday’s Talk of the Nation.

November 30, 2011

&ldquotLiberty Walk,” the one percenter teen sensation’s catchy, if repetitive, remixed single sets her music to laudatory images from OWS encampments throughout the nation.

November 29, 2011