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Shouldering insurmountable student debt yet seeing fewer opportunities, young Americans share the same desperation and frustration of the Arab youth.

As the D17 attempt to occupy Trinity Church’s Duarte Park showed, Occupy Wall Street is struggling to figure out if it needs a physical occupation—and if so, where.

Occupy Wall Street protesters

With their emphasis on participatory direct democracy, the anarchists behind Occupy Wall Street have changed the very idea of what politics could be.

As administrators declare there's no alternative to austerity and corporatization in higher ed, student Occupyers fight back.

The 99 percent movement

With the Occupy movement, what started as a diffuse protest against economic injustice became a vast experiment in class building.

Poverty in Nebraska

What the Occupy movement could do for poor people—and vice versa.

President Barack Obama

The president has started talking like a populist. It took the Occupy movement to make him do it.

The electoral process has been occupied by the 1 percent—which means that what you hear in this “campaign” is largely refracted versions of their views, their needs, their fears, and their wishes.

How can Occupy activists build a foundation for long-term change?

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Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge to mark the six-month anniversary of one of the largest mass arrests of activists in US history.

April 2, 2012

"I’m not okay with being a part of an institution that enables suffering in the community that it inhabits."

March 29, 2012

UNC students are organizing an Alternative Commencement Ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2012 without symbolically honoring New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who will keynote the official University commencement.

March 27, 2012

Congress passed two major bills yesterday—and they have a disturbing common denominator.

March 22, 2012

College occupiers demonstrate powerful new tactic.

March 21, 2012

At a time when so many are so clear that the current system is not working—what might? Is it already happening?

March 21, 2012

The House GOP budget is extremely generous to the wealthy and corporations—and the middle class is asked to pay the tab. 

March 20, 2012

Join the call for a full, independent investigation by the state Attorney General into the active suppression of the Occupy movement.

March 19, 2012

This week, a special forum on what's next for the Occupy movement. Plus, Jeremy Scahill reports on the case of a jailed Yemeni journalist, and we welcome guest-blogger Bryce Covert.

March 17, 2012

The former Federal Reserve chairman said the problems inside Goldman can be solved by a ban on proprietary trading.

March 14, 2012