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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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Thousands of people gathered at Foley Square in New York City, including many prominent unions, to demand an end to the bailout of Wall Street and a beginning to the bailing out of the American people.

October 5, 2011

Official responses to Occupy Wall Street in LA and NYC have been different—really different.

October 5, 2011

As Occupy Wall Street gains ground, Kai Wright joins Democracy Now! to discuss whether the protests could evolve into a viable, populist movement.

October 5, 2011

A movement once dismissed is now embraced by Teamsters, MoveOn, key Democrats and even Ron Paul. Obama? Not so much.

October 5, 2011

The #OccupyWallStreet movement against economic injustice is spreading like wildfire.

October 5, 2011

In the latest sign of solidarity between labor and the Occupy Wall Street movement, the AFL-CIO has issued a statement from its Next Up Young Worker Summit in support of the Manhattan protesters.

October 4, 2011

 Christie won’t run, but the MSM couldn’t stop pleasuring themself over the prospect.

October 4, 2011

News and opinion on Occupy Wall Street updated frequently.

October 4, 2011

It's people-powered, no-tech, lo-fi and astonishingly slow. But the human microphone, an adaptation to New York's laws against amplified sound, may be Occupy Wall Street's secret weapon.

October 3, 2011