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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?

Blogs

Previous protests have presented detailed policy proposals to no avail. Maybe it’s time to try something new.

October 3, 2011

Since every great protest movement needs its culture, here's my stab at a list of the ten best songs ever written about class and poverty in tribute to #OccupyWallStreet.

October 3, 2011

What is the occupiers' agenda? It’s the humanity, stupid!

October 3, 2011

Inititial reports heaped the blame for the confusion on the Brooklyn Bridge this past weekend on the NYPD. Now, the narrative is changing, with the establishment media shifting accusations in the protesters’ direction.

October 3, 2011

If we are going to Occupy Wall Street, DC and other locales, let’s take the fight to corporate greed ground zero: David Stern’s NBA.

October 3, 2011

The occupation continues to grow on Wall Street, while dozens of occupations rise up across the country. Here's a running thread of news and links.

October 3, 2011

Show up at Liberty Plaza, donate money, buy pizza, spread the word and start your own occupation.

October 2, 2011

One of Obama’s favorite novelists holds court on politics, the Wall Street protests and a new HBO adaptation of his famous work The Corrections.

October 1, 2011