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Homeless in America

What occupiers from all walks of life are discovering is that to be homeless in America is to live like a fugitive.

How can the Occupy Wall Street movement be sustained while retaining the democratic impulse that inspired it in the first place?

Bill Keller

Funny, he doesn’t look like Marie Antoinette. But former New York Times Executive Editor Keller displays the arrogance of disoriented royal privilege.

Occupy Wall Street

As the Congressional budget supercommittee deliberates, fiscal hawks are calling for “tough choices.” The 99 percent are demanding economic justice.

Occupy Wall Street

Its power lies not in any specific demands, endorsements or alliances but in its direct appeal to the hearts and minds of the population at large.

Occupy Wall Street protesters walk past a Chase bank

Groups long committed to challenging inequality and the power of big banks are joining the Occupy movement, in a mutually reinforcing relationship.

Occupy Chicago protester

Don't be left behind: everyone from Jeffrey Sachs to Deepak Chopra and Suze Orman is jumping on the Occupy Wall Street wagon.

Occupy Wall Street

What the legacies of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Derrick Bell and Steve Jobs could teach the protesters.

How can women make their voices central to the debate that the Occupy movement has created?

Occupy Wall Street

A letter of thanks to Mohammed Bouazizi, the young man whose death set off a year of revolutions.

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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