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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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May 27, 2012

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May 25, 2012

Don’t take your eyes of Chicago yet. The NATO protests may be over, but city politics are heating up.

May 23, 2012

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May 17, 2012

Occupy Chicago and other protest groups announce their plans for week-long protests and direct action in opposition to NATO.

May 14, 2012

As student debt surpasses trillion dollar mark, students express frustration with not-so bright future ahead of them.

May 11, 2012

Occupy the Farm, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, occupied a farm in California to draw attention to the issue of food sovereignty.

May 10, 2012

Thousands of protesters have converged upon Charlotte, North Carolina today to protest Bank of America’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

May 9, 2012

A broad coalition of activists plans to converge on Bank of America’s headquarters and annual shareholder meeting this week. In response, Charlotte’s city manager has declared the meeting is an “extraordinary event,” allowing police to crack down on protesters' civil liberties.

May 8, 2012

In a leaderless movement, ego, anger and personal priorities must be given up in service of collective needs.

May 7, 2012