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Iraq vet, former financial adviser and OWS protester Derek McGee reflects on the changes that have occurred in this country since September 11, 2001. 

From Occupy the SEC to a plan to reduce the federal deficit, Occupy groups are diving into the nitty-gritty of crafting public policy.

Zuccotti Park

Zuccotti Park was not my first occupation. But it showed me the need to live up to our values.

Only a federal investigation can get to the bottom of what happened in the housing bubble—and get a fair deal for homeowners.

Naomi Klein talks to an OWS organizer about using Occupy as a moment to dream big.

Reporting on protests is no easy job—just ask the thirty-six reporters arrested while covering the Occupy movement. Do reporters have a right to gather the news?

Dollar bills

At Occupy Wall Street, an unlikely mix of students, vets, bankers, regulators and academics are planning alternative financial institutions—including an Occupy bank.

Notes on 2011’s preoccupied hearts and minds.

With some of the highest foreclosure rates in the country, the Southern city is fertile ground for the growing Occupy movement. 

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The president’s plan is good, but some House Democrats want it to go further on principal write-downs. 

February 2, 2012

Iraq veteran and former Wall Street banker Derek McGee—now an active participant in the Occupy Movement—said on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that he felt Occupy protesters were being “oppressed by the police.”

January 31, 2012

A national call to action to protest police violence at Occupy Oakland.

January 31, 2012

One of President Obama's boldest moves to date is getting a free pass from Republicans.

January 31, 2012

Four properties were scheduled to be auctioned in Brooklyn last Thursday. Only one sale took place.

January 30, 2012

Following the mass arrest of hundreds in Oakland, cities across the country march in solidarity with Occupy.

January 30, 2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promised a tough investigation into the origins of the financial crisis.

January 30, 2012

The big banks might not get off the hook so easily for widespread mortgage fraud practices.

January 27, 2012

If there were a run on Bank of America, the financial system would once again be devastated—and the government needs to act now. 

January 26, 2012

The grassroots environmental group Peaceful Uprising recently discovered that it was one of 200 nonprofit projects that have been financially wiped out in an astonishing act of apparent fraud.

January 26, 2012