Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy movement may have come into our lives just over a year ago with a bang but it went out months later with a whimper. Cathal Larkin use…

To the Precinct Station: How theory met practice …and drove it absolutely crazy

There is a scene I always recall when I try to remember the exhilarating effect that Occupy Wall Street had on me when it was first getting goin…

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With Occupy Sandy Relief, Occupy Wall Street Becomes a Movement

When Occupy Wall Street pitched up at Zucotti Park in New York over a year ago, many people, even those of us involved, doubted it would be much…

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Did Sandy save Occupy?

"Occupy Sandy has cooked and distributed between 10 and 15 thousand meals each day; enlisted more than 7,000 volunteers; created three majo…

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Occupy Wall Street campaigners buy-up debt to abolish it

The Rolling Jubilee project is seeking donations to help it buy-up distressed debts, including student loans and outstanding medical bills, and …

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Food Not Bombs: Please continue to help with the Sandy Relief effort

We can not thank you enough for your support. It is so amazing to see so many people come together to help with Sandy Relief. This is a critic…

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How Occupy Sandy’s Relief Machine Stepped Into the Post-Superstorm Void

Some were standing, some were sitting, some with their backs to the altar on the thick red velvet cushions that are usually reserved for knees o…

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Occupy Sandy

At the St. Francis de Sales church on B-129th Street, the church hall has been taken over by Occupy Sandy—an offshoot of the still-active …

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Occupy Movement Rallies for “Debt Strike” Worldwide

Under the slogan “You are not a loan, you are not alone,” Occupy Wall Street’s  “Strike Debt” group is aiming to inject life into a resistance movement against debt repayment. The operation is gaining worldwide support, and could very well revive the protest movement which was born a year ago. The basic premise laid out […]

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Graphic Interface

New Inquiry editor Samantha Hinds sat down with media theorist Douglas Rushkoff in the green room of Engadget TV for a discussion that ranged from Occupy Wall Street to his new graphic novel, A.D.D., about a team of speed-addled young gamers. Rushkoff’s recent books include Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital age […]

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Occupy protesters in infamous YouTube pepper-spray video get $1M from University of California

SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall, according to a preliminary settlement filed Wednesday. The Nov. 18, 2011, incident prompted national outrage, angry campus protests and calls for the resignation […]

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NYPD Says Anonymous’ Occupy Raid Footage Was Not Leaked From the Department

A still from the Occupy Wall Street raid video released by someone claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous.

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Occupy Wall Street, One Year Later: A History in Masks

SEPTEMBER 16: Occupy Wall Street protestors dance and sing during a concert given by Tom Morello, former lead singer of the band “Rage Against the Machine,” in Foley Square on September 16, 2012 in New York City.

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Roundtable: After 1 Year, OWS Gives Voice to Resistance of Crippling Debt and Widening Inequality

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The Occupy Wall Street movement is largely credited for reframing the national dialogue on economic inequality and popularizing the phrase, “We are the 99 percent.” We host a roundtable with Frances Fox Piven, an author and professor at City University of New York who has studied social movements for decades; Nathan Schneider, editor of the blog Waging Nonviolence, which has extensively covered the Occupy movement; and Suzanne Collado, an organizer with Occupy Wall Street since its inception and member of the group Strike Debt, an effort to organize a mass upsurge of debt resistance. [includes rush transcript]

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Swarm NYC Financial District to Mark 1st Anniversary of 99% Struggle

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Occupy Wall Street protesters are converging in the Financial District in Manhattan to mark the first anniversary of the movement’s beginning. Similar protests are taking place in dozens of cities today.
On Sept. 17, 2011, thousands of people answered the call originally put out by the Canadian-based magazine “Adbusters” to occupy Wall Street. Protesters slept in Zuccotti Park for nearly two months before the New York City police raided the encampment. We look back at some of Democracy Now!’s earliest coverage of the movement. We interview Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello at Sunday’s anniversary concert in New York City’s Foley Square, and get a live update on the action unfolding today in the streets with Citizen Radio’s Allison Kilkenny. [includes rush transcript]

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Anniversary of OWS culminates in an occupation of the NY Stock Exchange

“Our environmental crisis [has] roots seeded in Wall Street’s influence on our economy and in Washington.” By TIM HERRERA, AMNY.com As Occupy Wall Street marks its one-year anniversary today with rallies and yet another “comebac…

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The Situationists and the Occupation Movements (1968/2011)

One of the most notable characteristics of the “Occupy” movement is that it is just what it claims to be: leaderless and antihierarchical. Certain people have of course played significant roles in laying the groundwork for Occupy Wall Street and the other occupations, and others may have ended up playing significant roles in dealing with […]

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Corporations, people, money, and speech

Just about everyone wants to overturn Citizens United. But it’s not so simple

Corporations corrupting the political system was a major concern of the Occu…

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Occupy Caravan takes off to the National Gathering

Guardian illustration by Eric Drooker- posterized by Occupy Caravan

This looks familiar!
Jan. 17, we proposed Occupy Nation, an idea that those energized and organized by Occupy come together on…

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Occupy Caravan takes off to the National Gathering

Guardian illustration by Eric Drooker- posterized by Occupy Caravan

This looks familiar!
Jan. 17, we proposed Occupy Nation, an idea that those energized and organized by Occupy come together on…

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Green presidential candidate seeks to energize the disenfranchised

Dr. Jill Stein is the likely Green Party presidential nominee. Steven T. Jones

After participating in last weekend’s Green Party presidential debate against Roseanne Barr in San Francisco, which…

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Green presidential candidate seeks to energize the disenfranchised

Dr. Jill Stein is the likely Green Party presidential nominee. Steven T. Jones

After participating in last weekend’s Green Party presidential debate against Roseanne Barr in San Francisco, which…

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