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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?

Occupy has resonated here, drawing hundreds of people to demonstrations. This month, Florida will be home to the first-ever Occupy convention.

One month after the NYPD cleared Zuccotti Park, the lack of a physical space to occupy is creating divisions within the movement.

Jackson urges the Occupy movement to address the tangible needs of the Americans that have been most affected by the economic crisis—occupying foreclosed homes, hospital lobbies, and voting booths.

The human crisis caused by extreme unequal distribution of wealth did not happen overnight. So why hasn't there been nation-wide populist movements like Occupy Wall Street until now?

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Join the action on March 15 as activists call out the avarice of America's largest bank with a series of creative actions.

March 13, 2012

Spencer Bachus, a key ally for the financial sector, is facing a tough primary in Alabama.

March 13, 2012

Each spring the Left Forum convenes the largest progressive gathering in North America in a rambling, lively confab unlike anything else in the US.

March 12, 2012

By forcing secret donors into the light, progressives hope to scare them away from election giving.

March 12, 2012

Largest rally in a year sees Wisconsin protest movement on message and on the march—backing the recall and removal of an anti-labor governor and demanding restoration of collective-bargaining rights.

March 11, 2012

Republicans are aiming to prevent the Federal Reserve from addressing unemployment, while also hobbling the SEC. 

March 7, 2012

This spring, the Occupy movement plans to take on Bank of America in a protracted, multi-pronged campaign exposing the predatory nature of the giant lending institution’s common practices.

March 7, 2012

A California student explains why he helped lead 165 fellow Fresno-area college students to Sacramento for this past Monday’s “Occupy the Capitol” march for education, where they joined thousands of other students from across the state.

March 6, 2012

UC Campus Police requests a court order halting public disclosure of the report.

March 6, 2012

A little-noticed bill would make it harder for protesters to demonstrate near federal officials. 

March 6, 2012