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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

Hundreds of activists show up at a Mitt Romney Southampton fundraiser to protest billionaires’ money in politics. 

July 9, 2012

Police have been circulating flyers that look like wanted posters featuring Christina Gonzalez and Matthew Swaye's mug shots.

July 5, 2012

Occupy protesters from around the country converged on Philadelphia for the National Gathering.

July 2, 2012

Occupy Our Homes has saved another family from foreclosure, continuing the group’s recent string of successes.

June 13, 2012

Occupy Wall Streeters arrested on December 17 at a Trinity Church–owned lot and Chicago activists facing terrorism-related charges for NATO protests head to court.

June 12, 2012

Pro-worker protesters in Wisconsin played by the rules, and were outspent by out-of-state interests $30 million to $3 million. Can they ever hope to win in a rigged game?

June 6, 2012

To prevent an unfair foreclosure, protesters attempted to block the authorities from entering a home on Capitol Hill. 

June 5, 2012

Housing and Occupy Wall Street affiliates are planning a “counter-fundraiser” at an Obama fundrasier to draw attention to the need to bring Wall Street to justice.

June 4, 2012

Activists in Quebec, the United States and Mexico are setting aside nationalism in the spirit of solidarity.

May 31, 2012

More legal victories for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

May 30, 2012