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Emma Goldman

This is the second time in living memory that an American movement protesting social injustice has embraced her.

Occupy Homes

Banks trying to foreclose on homes are surprisingly vulnerable to direct action—a fact that Occupy Our Homes intends to exploit.

Count the liberal mayor of Los Angeles as one of those apologists for suppressing truth in the name of civic order.

Despite all the dismissive criticism, Occupy Wall Street has spread like a wild fire globally since its inception three month ago. How could a leaderless and seemingly amorphous movement achieve such global success?

It was Karl Marx who first observed that high finance is “the Vatican of capitalism.” How right he turned out to be.

The real public nuisance is the big money that has engulfed our democracy—and mass demonstrations are the only effective way for “real people” to be heard.

Occupy Wall Street

Will it last? Skeptics are entitled to their doubts, but I'm confident that, as with the Populist movement of a century ago, OWS will bring lasting change

Occupy Wall Street library

The NYPD has twice raided the occupation’s collection, confiscating and destroying books. But never underestimate the power of librarians.

Occupy Wall Street has exposed a system that regards people as disposable, but not usually so literally.

Civil disobedience says, in effect, that the law is not sacred when a better world is at stake.

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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

Hundreds of activists show up at a Mitt Romney Southampton fundraiser to protest billionaires’ money in politics. 

July 9, 2012