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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. 

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