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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

In anticipation of the protest, all classes after 3:00PM were cancelled, with routine access to the building denied by a legion of NYPD.

November 29, 2011

A nearly unanimous vote at our greatest public university.

November 28, 2011

Labor and community activists need 540,000 signatures to recall Walker. After 2 weeks (and with 6 weeks to go) they're more than half way to their goal.

November 28, 2011

The LAPD arrived at Occupy LA early this morning, and though a handful of arrests were made, the camp remains open.

November 28, 2011

A professor at the University of California calls out the University's war on students.

November 28, 2011

Tonight, Chris Hedges will leave unoccupied the room booked for him at the faculty club by Harvard University.

November 28, 2011

Oregon activisits are building a better place to move their money.

November 28, 2011

Isn't it bad enough that they keep raising our tuitions and lowering our quality of education? Now they want to beat us into submission. These tactics will not work.

November 25, 2011

What are the possibilities the Occupy Movement can achieve or inspire? Where is its place in the history of progressive movement in this country?

November 25, 2011

The former House Speaker wants to fire school janitors who make $28,000 a year.

November 23, 2011