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How Wall Street Occupied America

Why the rich keep getting richer and our democracy is getting poorer.

Occupy Wall Street

The protesters have put their faith in the last seemingly credible force in the world: each other.

Occupy protesters in Oakland, California

In less than two weeks, Occupy Oakland went from its first public action to calling for a city-wide general strike.

A (self-) graduation speech for the Occupiers at Zuccotti Park.

Why do austerity measures remain so popular within the beltway while the overwhelming evidence in the rest of the country points to the fact that such measures increase unemployment and hinder economic growth?

Occupy Wall Street

It’s not hard to understand how environmental quality and economic inequality came to be joined at the hip.

Those three decades of rampant upper-crust greed unleashed by the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s will be well marked by future historians recording the death of the American dream.

Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy movement is not a sexual revolution. But in a society organized for alienation, it has made human contact its sword and its shield.

Ideas from the 99%

The OWS movement is already a success for having raised the issues explored in the articles presented here.

Inspired by struggles overseas and in the past, the protests have brought the wealth gap back to the center of political debate.
 

Blogs

On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell at the OWS anniversary protest on March 17, 2012. She now faces two to seven years in prison, with the possibility of probation.

May 13, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014

Occupy Sandy has been an imperfect solution to the failed state, but criticism should be directed at absent government officials, not well-meaning activists.

October 28, 2013

The American songwriter is just one of many who have interpreted Beethoven's beloved Ode to Joy. 

October 27, 2013

On the group report from Occupy Wall Street’s second anniversary.

September 17, 2013

Next week marks the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Here are what some of the best and brightest organizers are working on now.

September 12, 2013

Activists react to the misinterpretation of the movement’s goals. 

July 22, 2013

The recent wave of attacks against women in Tahrir Square reveal that in our global rape culture, women's bodies can be used as both tools of war and casualties of “freedom.”

July 8, 2013

This week, the movement experienced a cross-country resurgence. What’s next?

May 14, 2013

The upcoming protests have already attracted the attention of authorities—including the FBI.

April 29, 2013