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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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The former House Speaker wants to fire school janitors who make $28,000 a year.

November 23, 2011

The pepper-spraying of UC Davis students reminds us all over again why Occupy is so urgent.

November 22, 2011

An urgent plea from an undergraduate Occupy activist.

November 22, 2011

Obama’s conciliatory leadership style has failed to confront the corrupt culture of Washington.

November 21, 2011

Determination and creativity have been Occupy Wall Street's formula for success.

November 21, 2011

A mass rally in Madison and grassroorts activism across the state of Wisconsin confirm that the movement to remove a governor is growing more rapidly than anyone expected.

November 20, 2011

At UC Davis, students let the cops know “we are not like you.”

November 20, 2011

An account of police brutality against peaceful Occupy Colleges protesters in Davis, California.

November 19, 2011

New York's youth made a strong showing in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

November 18, 2011