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Occupy Wall Street

Will it last? Skeptics are entitled to their doubts, but I'm confident that, as with the Populist movement of a century ago, OWS will bring lasting change

Occupy Wall Street library

The NYPD has twice raided the occupation’s collection, confiscating and destroying books. But never underestimate the power of librarians.

Occupy Wall Street has exposed a system that regards people as disposable, but not usually so literally.

Civil disobedience says, in effect, that the law is not sacred when a better world is at stake.

How the 99 percent won in the hottest election of 2011.

Occupy Wall Street

After the raid on Zuccotti Park by the NYPD, Occupy Wall Street came back in full force with a full day of action.

With a prejudicial tax code and a decrease in financial regulations, it's a good time to be a CEO.

Around 175 people were arrested during a concerted action to shut down New York's financial district.

At least 175 people were arrested during a concerted action to shut down New York's financial district.

Sometimes, a villain can be more energizing than a leader to a movement. 

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Track events, occupations and arrests as they occur on May 1.

April 30, 2012

This year, with the Occupy movement taking full advantage of May Day’s historic significance, we're likely to see the greatest explosion of outrage at the excesses of capital since the first May Day protest in the US in 1886.

April 27, 2012

Occupy Wall Street readies for what organizers hope will be a massive protest and resurgence for the fledgling group.

April 27, 2012

Prisoner of Conscious is meant to both celebrate and inspire the Occupy movement.

April 26, 2012

This week, Cooper Union student organizers preparing for an Occupy Wall Street protest against student debt were infuriated by their school’s decision to introduce tuition in the graduate program.

April 26, 2012

Hundreds of activists from ACT UP, Occupy Wall Street and housing rights groups took to the streets Wednesday to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of ACT UP.

April 26, 2012

In tribute to all those planning actions for May Day, here’s my stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

April 25, 2012

Student and community activists cleared and tilled the ground and planted hundreds of vegetable starters before setting up tents on the Gill Tract, a plot of land at the corner of Marin and San Pablo avenues.

April 23, 2012

Like OWS, ACT UP used direct action against government agencies and corporations—and were vilified in the press for it.

April 23, 2012