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Bertolt Brecht

The clever, impassioned homemade signs dotting Zuccotti Park recall the work of Bertolt Brecht.

Occupy Wall Street

The police occupation of the Wall Street area has been hardly less massive, sustained or impressive than the Zuccotti Park encampment.

From the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, 2011 will be remembered as a year of youthful mass movements and popular revolts—none of which could have occurred without the surreptitious help of computer hacktivists.

If Zuccotti Park falls, where will the Occupy Wall Street movement move next?

Wall Street, New York City, in 1847

After an absence of well over half a century, Wall Street is back, center stage, as the preferred American icon of revulsion, a status it held for a fair share of our history.

Occupy Wall Street protester

The genius of Occupy Wall Street has been the pitch-perfect resonance of its founding premises. It has grown so rapidly because the American people desperately wanted this movement.

The task of our time is to insist that we can afford to build a decent society—while at the same time, respect the real limits to what the earth can take.

Occupy Wall Street protesters

The battle for the Internet has politicized prankster cybercollectives like Anonymous--and now authorities are cracking down.

Contrary to the mainstream media's coverage, you don't need to be unemployed, homeless or in need of medication to pull the night shift at Occupy Wall Street.

Blogs

Sixty-two percent of all bankruptcies are due to medical debt—and Occupy activists aren’t letting the medical-industrial complex get away with it.

March 22, 2013

March 15 marks the start of Hungary’s 1848 revolution—and protesters are once again hitting the streets for basic rights.

March 14, 2013

Strike Debt, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, has declared actions in response to a national “healthcare emergency.”

March 6, 2013

In all societies, in some form or another, there are young people who live in abandoned properties without the consent of the property owner: A look inside the world of Spanish okupas.

March 4, 2013

“You have the right to a trial” includes the right to a speedy trial, but that hasn’t been the case for Occupy protesters in Boston.

February 5, 2013

Professor Stephanie Luce, a co-author of a new Occupy Wall Street study, takes issue with the media harping on the high household salaries reported in the study.

January 30, 2013

Following the media coverage of the controversy and the protests it has sparked.

January 7, 2013

New Jersey protesters are holding Walmart accountable for a factory fire that killed 112 Bangladeshi workers. 

December 18, 2012

An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement has responded to the Connecticut massacre, calling for gun control policies that will save lives. 

December 17, 2012

From public housing to living wages, how can New York rebuild as a more equal, just city? 

December 7, 2012