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Shouldering insurmountable student debt yet seeing fewer opportunities, young Americans share the same desperation and frustration of the Arab youth.

As the D17 attempt to occupy Trinity Church’s Duarte Park showed, Occupy Wall Street is struggling to figure out if it needs a physical occupation—and if so, where.

Occupy Wall Street protesters

With their emphasis on participatory direct democracy, the anarchists behind Occupy Wall Street have changed the very idea of what politics could be.

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?

Blogs

Katrina's first book, The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, examines the systemic dysfunction that plagues American politics.

October 31, 2011

We should be a country that does big things—like cut poverty in half in the next decade.

October 31, 2011

 Conservatives are trying to blame the protests for every shooting in New York City. 

October 31, 2011

The church has proposed a financial transaction tax in order to steer the economy “towards achieving the common good.” Is that class warfare?

October 29, 2011

A very specific and concrete proposal has caught on like wildfire in Occupy encampments across the nation: Amend the Constitution to end corporate personhood.

October 28, 2011

Starting November 2, schools across the nation will participate in teach-ins about Occupy Wall Street in hopes of continuing and extending the dialogue that was started by the Occupy Movement.

October 27, 2011

Alterman on Motown and Reed on Tom Waits and the 99 percent.

October 27, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011

There is nothing more important than participating in the largest demonstration of social change in our lives.

October 27, 2011

Clashes over the Occupy Oakland clearance leave an Iraq War veteran seriously wounded. As with the Bonus Army of 1932, vets who make economic demands at home find themselves under attack.

October 26, 2011