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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.

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Also, an Illinois judge rules the mass arrest of Occupy Chicago protesters is unconstitutional.

October 1, 2012

Organizers are thinking critically about how to increase impact in Occupy’s second year. 

September 20, 2012

Free University's set up in Madison Square Park is just downtown from the original Free Academy of the City of New York, which was founded in 1847 as a completely tuition-free school.

September 19, 2012

This election remains about the genuine struggles and solutions that benefit all but the most privileged in this country.

September 18, 2012

According to the mainstream media, Occupy is dead. So why are the police taking so many into custody? 

September 18, 2012

The year-old movement doesn’t need its own candidate to influence politics. 

September 17, 2012

Occupy Wall Street plans a protest on the financial district to celebrate its one year anniversary.

September 10, 2012

Tuesday’s provincial election was a pretty good day for the Quebec student movement.

September 5, 2012

Ten undocumented protesters are arrested at the DNC, and a prominent activist is pre-emptively detained for reportedly being on a terrorist watch list.

September 5, 2012

Hundreds of protesters marched in the streets to protest corporate greed as the Democratic National Convention kicks off this week in Charlotte. 

September 4, 2012