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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

New York University professor Lisa Duggan says that the Occupy Wall Street movement has inspired an entire generation to want to learn about what might otherwise seem like a dry subject: financial history.

January 17, 2012

The movement comes to the nation’s capital to welcome Congress back into town. 

January 17, 2012

 A spate of bad press has led Washington's mayor to ask for an eviction. 

January 13, 2012

US Uncut, the movement against corporate tax-dodging, served as a precursor to Occupy Wall Street. Now, the documentary We're Not Broke details the rise of the group.

January 13, 2012

Romney wins New Hampshire as 60 percent of primary voters reject him. Now he'll play the victim, arguing that the party must unite against Gingrich charge that Romney’s a “looter.”

January 11, 2012

In its first direct engagement with the federal government, the Occupy movement will take its collective national might to Washington, DC, on January 17.

January 10, 2012

This is Occupy 2.0 and Occupy Colleges is a part of that mission.

January 10, 2012

The Occupy movement is following Republican candidates in New Hampshire, raising awareness of their records and asking important questions. 

January 9, 2012

Paid sick leave fights could benefit from Occupy Wall Street's support, and help shape its direction.

January 5, 2012

“Move to Amend” proposals, uncommitted votes, anti-war votes for Ron Paul and occupying: Iowa progressives will use the caucuses to send messages.

January 3, 2012