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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.

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Ending its brief "truce" with OWS activists last night, the NYPD arrested some of the protesters who have been sleeping in front of the New York Stock Exchange all week.

April 17, 2012

The group hopes its initiative will be the beginning of a spring surge.

April 16, 2012

Will Occupy Wall Street achieve goals that older protest movements left unfinished?

April 13, 2012

The ranks of those sleeping “in the belly of the beast” as a form of protest continues to grow in New York City.

April 13, 2012

Occupy Wall Street's new strategy combines two of its most powerful elements: physical occupation and the targeting of Wall Street.

April 11, 2012

How Occupy Wall Street plans to make Bank of America go “kaput.”

April 9, 2012

Occupiers respond to the 99 Percent Spring, a movement aiming to recruit and train 100,000 Americans to learn the ways of non-violent direct action.

April 6, 2012

An impressive coalition of liberal-left groups are aiming to recruit and train 100,000 Americans in the precepts of non-violent direct action.

April 4, 2012

Police arrest nearly eighty protesters in San Francisco during the 'First Real Occupation' of 2012.

April 3, 2012