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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.

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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