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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

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, reflections on glasnost's fate.

November 14, 2011

Karl Rove’s ad is a vicious attack on Warren full of distorted images of the Occupy movement protesters and ungrounded claims.

November 14, 2011

When it comes to foreign policy, the Republicans who would be president are taking their cues from the former vice president on war, secrecy and, above all, torture.

November 13, 2011

The United States has not learned enough about avoiding unwarranted wars. And if has not learned much about respecting the veterans of wars.

November 11, 2011

Two coasts and two riots: a frat riot and a cop riot. Each riot, an indelible mark of shame on their respective institutions.

November 10, 2011

On November 9, hundreds of Harvard students put down tents to begin an occupation of Harvard Yard.

November 10, 2011

When our nation arrives at a level of corruption we cannot bear, we shouldn’t.

November 10, 2011

In a rebuff to GOP extremism, voters reject Mississippi’s personhood amendment and Ohio’s attack on labor rights. 

November 9, 2011

A new report exposes how the big bank backing helps payday loan companies prey on the poor and veterans.

November 7, 2011

Pro-democracy activists from Tahrir and beyond are appealing to Occupy movements for solidarity.

November 7, 2011