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With foreclosure and unemployment rates even higher for veterans, their participation in the Occupy movement was inevitable.

The massive popular protests that shook the globe this year have much in common, though most of the reporting on them in the mainstream media has obscured the similarities.

In this new video series, Reich takes on corporate influence in the political system and economic inequality in a way that only the former secretary of labor can.

Riot police in Oakland, California

As Seattle police chief in 1999, my disastrous response to the WTO protests should have been a cautionary tale. Yet our police forces have only become more militarized.

Occupy Everywhere: On the New Politics and Possibilities of the Movement Against Corporate Power, featuring Michael Moore, Naomi Klein, William Greider, Rinku Sen, Patrick Bruner and Richard Kim.

I thought I might find a simple meme of the Wall Street protest. What I discovered was a desert flower brought to blossom by an activist tradition, coalition-building and old-fashioned grit.

In our new landscape of imperial defeat, it’s remarkable how consistently things that are officially going so well are actually going so badly.

Occupy Wall Street has already made the concentration of wealth at the top a central issue. Now, it promises to do the same with the realities of poverty.

The People of Color working group aims to bring more minorities into the Occupation, as well as to make sure that people of color are repesented throughout the movement.

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Is Occupy Wall Street capable of enacting concrete, social change?

October 11, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is growing, and it’s already changing the center of gravity of our politics.

October 11, 2011

This week will see the second national student action in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

October 10, 2011

The youth and those who are not so young participating in Occupy Wall Street deserve support, not scorn.

October 7, 2011

 Alterman pitches big-ticket holiday items and reads the mail, Reed covers the coverage on Occupy Wall Street. 

October 7, 2011

Does the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has now spread from lower Manhattan to places as far flung as Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, signal a new beginning for the left?

October 7, 2011

‘This is a historic day.’

October 6, 2011

Since they can no loner ignore the occupation, the mainstream media has decided to mock and dismiss it instead.

October 6, 2011

Conversations that took place at the march from Foley Square on October 5.

October 6, 2011