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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

Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge to mark the six-month anniversary of one of the largest mass arrests of activists in US history.

April 2, 2012

"I’m not okay with being a part of an institution that enables suffering in the community that it inhabits."

March 29, 2012

UNC students are organizing an Alternative Commencement Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2012 without symbolically honoring New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who will keynote the official University commencement.

March 27, 2012

Congress passed two major bills yesterday—and they have a disturbing common denominator.

March 22, 2012

College occupiers demonstrate powerful new tactic.

March 21, 2012

At a time when so many are so clear that the current system is not working—what might? Is it already happening?

March 21, 2012

The House GOP budget is extremely generous to the wealthy and corporations—and the middle class is asked to pay the tab. 

March 20, 2012

Join the call for a full, independent investigation by the state Attorney General into the active suppression of the Occupy movement.

March 19, 2012

This week, a special forum on what's next for the Occupy movement. Plus, Jeremy Scahill reports on the case of a jailed Yemeni journalist, and we welcome guest-blogger Bryce Covert.

March 17, 2012

The former Federal Reserve chairman said the problems inside Goldman can be solved by a ban on proprietary trading.

March 14, 2012