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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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Jacob Tobia, a Duke sophomore, talks about some of the issues Occupy Duke protesters are working on since they began their encampment four weeks ago.

November 18, 2011

A story of the growth of the Occupy movement at America's most venerable university.

November 18, 2011

In reaction to escalation of the "wars" on drugs and terror, police forces throughout the country have rapidly militarized.

November 18, 2011

Eric reviews new CD collections, Reed takes on the anti-Occupy narrative.

November 18, 2011

New campaign imploring Mayor Bloomberg and the US Conference of Mayors to publicly commit to protecting press freedoms in their cities.

November 17, 2011

An early morning raid rousted the Occupy Cal camp resulting in two arrests.

November 17, 2011

Drawing on his own struggle to ethically police Seattle's WTO protests in the 1990s, former Seattle Police Chief Stamper urges police forces to strike an appropriate balance between safe-guarding civil liberties and enforcing local law.

November 16, 2011

The Occupy movement won’t run candidates to push its issues. Here’s who will.

November 16, 2011

News of the Occupy Wall Street “media blackout” sparked reactions from sympathetic students across the country.

November 16, 2011

Last week's police violence in Berkeley has emboldened Occupy Cal campus activists.

November 16, 2011