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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?

Emma Goldman

This is the second time in living memory that an American movement protesting social injustice has embraced her.

Occupy Homes

Banks trying to foreclose on homes are surprisingly vulnerable to direct action—a fact that Occupy Our Homes intends to exploit.

Count the liberal mayor of Los Angeles as one of those apologists for suppressing truth in the name of civic order.

Despite all the dismissive criticism, Occupy Wall Street has spread like a wild fire globally since its inception three month ago. How could a leaderless and seemingly amorphous movement achieve such global success?

It was Karl Marx who first observed that high finance is “the Vatican of capitalism.” How right he turned out to be.

The real public nuisance is the big money that has engulfed our democracy—and mass demonstrations are the only effective way for “real people” to be heard.

Blogs

Sixty-two percent of all bankruptcies are due to medical debt—and Occupy activists aren’t letting the medical-industrial complex get away with it.

March 22, 2013

March 15 marks the start of Hungary’s 1848 revolution—and protesters are once again hitting the streets for basic rights.

March 14, 2013

Strike Debt, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, has declared actions in response to a national “healthcare emergency.”

March 6, 2013

In all societies, in some form or another, there are young people who live in abandoned properties without the consent of the property owner: A look inside the world of Spanish okupas.

March 4, 2013

“You have the right to a trial” includes the right to a speedy trial, but that hasn’t been the case for Occupy protesters in Boston.

February 5, 2013

Professor Stephanie Luce, a co-author of a new Occupy Wall Street study, takes issue with the media harping on the high household salaries reported in the study.

January 30, 2013

Following the media coverage of the controversy and the protests it has sparked.

January 7, 2013

New Jersey protesters are holding Walmart accountable for a factory fire that killed 112 Bangladeshi workers. 

December 18, 2012

An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement has responded to the Connecticut massacre, calling for gun control policies that will save lives. 

December 17, 2012

From public housing to living wages, how can New York rebuild as a more equal, just city? 

December 7, 2012