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“Is OWS diverse enough?” is not the right question. The real challenge is ensuring the movement has a racial justice agenda.

Wall Street

To secure their privilege, the richest Americans resort to a range of maneuvers beyond the evasion of taxes and financial regulation.

Occupy College

The crushing burden of student debt has shattered the American dream for a whole generation. They want their future back.

Bank of America

The 99 percent have been footing the bill for too long. It’s time for the financial industry to pick up its own tab.

Washington, D.C.

The radical message of these protests is that the crisis we face cannot be addressed through the political process.

A woman unpacks boxes at Zuccotti Park

Women helped found and sustain the leaderless, anarchist-influenced movement—and despite running into bursts of sexism and ignorance, they are determined to stick around.

A peaceful demonstration in Times Square was met with the force's Mounted Unit, creating a dangerous situation.

Occupy Wall Street protesters

As intense protests spawned by Occupy Wall Street continue to grow, it is worth asking: Why now? The answer is not obvious. 

As politicians and pundits continue to agonize over what Occupy Wall Street really wants, those at Zuccotti Park are busy actually working toward their visions of what victory for the movement would look like.

Verizon workers on strike

A joint march on Friday to Verizon’s Manhattan headquarters was just the latest in a series of collaborations between organized labor and Occupy Wall Street.

Blogs

Also, an Illinois judge rules the mass arrest of Occupy Chicago protesters is unconstitutional.

October 1, 2012

Organizers are thinking critically about how to increase impact in Occupy’s second year. 

September 20, 2012

Free University's set up in Madison Square Park is just downtown from the original Free Academy of the City of New York, which was founded in 1847 as a completely tuition-free school.

September 19, 2012

This election remains about the genuine struggles and solutions that benefit all but the most privileged in this country.

September 18, 2012

According to the mainstream media, Occupy is dead. So why are the police taking so many into custody? 

September 18, 2012

The year-old movement doesn’t need its own candidate to influence politics. 

September 17, 2012

Occupy Wall Street plans a protest on the financial district to celebrate its one year anniversary.

September 10, 2012

Tuesday’s provincial election was a pretty good day for the Quebec student movement.

September 5, 2012

Ten undocumented protesters are arrested at the DNC, and a prominent activist is pre-emptively detained for reportedly being on a terrorist watch list.

September 5, 2012

Hundreds of protesters marched in the streets to protest corporate greed as the Democratic National Convention kicks off this week in Charlotte. 

September 4, 2012