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Occupy has resonated here, drawing hundreds of people to demonstrations. This month, Florida will be home to the first-ever Occupy convention.

One month after the NYPD cleared Zuccotti Park, the lack of a physical space to occupy is creating divisions within the movement.

Jackson urges the Occupy movement to address the tangible needs of the Americans that have been most affected by the economic crisis—occupying foreclosed homes, hospital lobbies, and voting booths.

The human crisis caused by extreme unequal distribution of wealth did not happen overnight. So why hasn't there been nation-wide populist movements like Occupy Wall Street until now?

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.

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

July 9, 2012

Police have been circulating flyers that look like wanted posters featuring Christina Gonzalez and Matthew Swaye's mug shots.

July 5, 2012

Occupy protesters from around the country converged on Philadelphia for the National Gathering.

July 2, 2012

Occupy Our Homes has saved another family from foreclosure, continuing the group’s recent string of successes.

June 13, 2012

Occupy Wall Streeters arrested on December 17 at a Trinity Church–owned lot and Chicago activists facing terrorism-related charges for NATO protests head to court.

June 12, 2012

Pro-worker protesters in Wisconsin played by the rules, and were outspent by out-of-state interests $30 million to $3 million. Can they ever hope to win in a rigged game?

June 6, 2012

To prevent an unfair foreclosure, protesters attempted to block the authorities from entering a home on Capitol Hill. 

June 5, 2012

Housing and Occupy Wall Street affiliates are planning a “counter-fundraiser” at an Obama fundrasier to draw attention to the need to bring Wall Street to justice.

June 4, 2012

Activists in Quebec, the United States and Mexico are setting aside nationalism in the spirit of solidarity.

May 31, 2012

More legal victories for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

May 30, 2012