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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

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