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Occupy Wall Street: New Ways of Thinking About Space

As last year’s occupations showed, cities need more places the public can call its own.

Despite rumors of its demise, Occupy Wall Street has given rise to a flurry of actions targeting the 99 percent. What is this new phenomenon—and what role will it play in November?

At UC Davis and other institutions, student-led protests against austerity are met with thuggish riot cops and the criminalization of speech. 

O’Reilly and his crew cooked up the wacky theory this week that the Institute for Policy Studies is serving as the clandestine headquarters for the Occupy movement.

James Dimon

JP Morgan’s CEO once complained that traders would need to see psychiatrists in order to comply with financial regulations. Maybe that’s not such a bad idea.

When it comes to running Bank of America, shareholders don’t have much more influence than the demonstrators outside.

Bank of America protest

The financial giant’s shareholder meeting will draw protesters on the outside—and disgruntled investors on the inside. 

Footage from New York City's massive May Day protests.

Blogs

The single largest obstacle to meaningful economic recovery is a man whom most Americans have never heard of, Edward J. DeMarco.

March 13, 2012

Join the action on March 15 as activists call out the avarice of America's largest bank with a series of creative actions.

March 13, 2012

Spencer Bachus, a key ally for the financial sector, is facing a tough primary in Alabama.

March 13, 2012

Each spring the Left Forum convenes the largest progressive gathering in North America in a rambling, lively confab unlike anything else in the US.

March 12, 2012

By forcing secret donors into the light, progressives hope to scare them away from election giving.

March 12, 2012

Largest rally in a year sees Wisconsin protest movement on message and on the march—backing the recall and removal of an anti-labor governor and demanding restoration of collective-bargaining rights.

March 11, 2012

Republicans are aiming to prevent the Federal Reserve from addressing unemployment, while also hobbling the SEC. 

March 7, 2012

This spring, the Occupy movement plans to take on Bank of America in a protracted, multi-pronged campaign exposing the predatory nature of the giant lending institution’s common practices.

March 7, 2012

A California student explains why he helped lead 165 fellow Fresno-area college students to Sacramento for this past Monday’s “Occupy the Capitol” march for education, where they joined thousands of other students from across the state.

March 6, 2012

UC Campus Police requests a court order halting public disclosure of the report.

March 6, 2012