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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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Protests erupt outside, and also inside, the Republican National Convention.

August 29, 2012

Protesters are met with intense security measures, while some continue to live in “Romneyville.”

August 27, 2012

Protesters prepare to head south for the DNC and RNC.

August 20, 2012

The VP candidate may love Rage Against the Machine’s music. But Rage guitarist Tom Morello says: “Paul Ryan is the embodiment of the machine our music rages against.”

August 17, 2012

On September 15, the movement will re-assemble where it was born for three days of education, celebration and renewed resistance to economic injustice with permitted convergences and assemblies, concerts, and civil disobedience.

August 15, 2012

Activists bring anti-monopolization protest to Saks Fifth Avenue, Yo Soy 132 does not endorse event.

 

August 8, 2012

Occupy Wall Street protesters, Two Countries One Voice protest the world's richest man

August 7, 2012

This mini-documentary explores the internal conflict over police confrontation at the Occupy National Gathering, particularly as it relates to the future of the movement.

July 26, 2012

The head of the Bank of England now says bankers’ lies about interest rates “meet my definition of fraud.” Will US officials finally crack down?

July 17, 2012

Long after the Occupy camps at Zuccotti Park in Manhatttan and St. Paul's Cathedral and Finsbury Park in London were evicted or decamped, an encampment in an unlikely location still exists defiantly.

July 17, 2012