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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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The Mormon Church is a corporation, says author and essayist Terry Tempest Williams, and there is reason to fear a Romney presidency....

May 27, 2012

It raises the question, why were these people arrested in the first place?

May 25, 2012

Don’t take your eyes of Chicago yet. The NATO protests may be over, but city politics are heating up.

May 23, 2012

A new collection featuring ninety-nine tracks of class-conscious music from ninety-nine artists.

May 17, 2012

Occupy Chicago and other protest groups announce their plans for week-long protests and direct action in opposition to NATO.

May 14, 2012

As student debt surpasses trillion dollar mark, students express frustration with not-so bright future ahead of them.

May 11, 2012

Occupy the Farm, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, occupied a farm in California to draw attention to the issue of food sovereignty.

May 10, 2012

Thousands of protesters have converged upon Charlotte, North Carolina today to protest Bank of America’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

May 9, 2012

A broad coalition of activists plans to converge on Bank of America’s headquarters and annual shareholder meeting this week. In response, Charlotte’s city manager has declared the meeting is an “extraordinary event,” allowing police to crack down on protesters' civil liberties.

May 8, 2012

In a leaderless movement, ego, anger and personal priorities must be given up in service of collective needs.

May 7, 2012