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From Tahrir Square to Wall Street, from Athens, Greece to Athens, Georgia, people in hundreds of cities around the world are occupying public spaces to demand change from governments and corporations.

 

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(December 27, 2013) The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both hit record highs on Thursday while the NASDAQ surged to its highest level in over 13 years. The year-end r...
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(November 26, 2013) This video from the OddsInOurFavor.org campaign group (created by the Harry Potter Alliance -- no, really) compares the dystopian post-apocalyptic world of the "Hunger Games" stories with harsh economic inequalities in our own present-day r...
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(October 25, 2013) BBC Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman talks to comedian and actor Russell Brand about voting, revolution, and beards.
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Chris Hedges at an Occupy protestChris Hedges at Times Square's Global Day of Action

Chris Hedges shares his feelings on where the Occupy movement has come from and where it is heading at the October 15, 2011 global day of action in Times Square, New York City, where tens of thousands of people were assembled. Click to watch now.

 

Voices of VeteransVoices of Veterans

On November 2, 2011, US veterans marched alongside Occupy Wall Street to voice their support for the occupiers and the 99%.  Click to watch now.

 

This is What Democracy Looks LikeThis is What Democracy Looks Like

An animated interview with Occupy protester Christopher Smith. By Katrina Soo Hoo. Click to watch now.

 

Occupy Wall Street - The Revolution is LoveOccupy Wall Street - The Revolution is Love

A clip from the community-funded feature documentary, Occupy Love. Directed by Ian Mackenzie. Click to watch now.

 

The Story of BrokeThe Story of Broke

The US isn't broke; it's the richest country on the planet, and a country in which the richest amoung us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, the US economy is broken... Click to watch now.

 

The Story of Citizens United v. FECThe Story of Citizens United v. FEC

An animated exploration of the inordinate power that corporations exercise in our democracy. From the people who brought you The Story of Stuff. Click to watch now.

  


             

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Occupy Wall St. - An American "Arab Spring"?

Occupy Wall Street protester marches up Broadway in New York, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar(October 10, 2011 - Mary O'Reilly) "Ever since the Arab Spring, many people here have been pining for an American Autumn," says Charles Blow in the New York Times. "The closest we've gotten so far is Occupy Wall Street." For almost four weeks, Occupy Wall Street activists have gathered in Manhattan's financial district to protest corporate greed, corruption, and social and economic inequality,...(read more)

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Student Protests in Mexico -- The Next Arab Spring?

(May 27, 2012 - New America Media)

Thousands of university students took to the streets of Mexico City Wednesday demanding greater freedom of speech in the country and protesting the PRI’s possible return to power...

 

An Open Letter to the Mainstream English Media, From Montreal

(May 27, 2012 - Occupy Wall Street)

Thank you; you are a little late to the party, and you are still missing the mark a lot of the time, but in the past few days, you have published some not entirely terrible articles and op-eds about what’s happening in Quebec right now. Welcome to our movement...

 

Mexicans Protest Ties Between Politics, Media

(May 23, 2012 - Wall Street Journal)
Thousands of students are joining a growing street-demonstration movement to protest Mexico's top two television networks, which they accuse of colluding to secure the leading presidential candidate's election this summer...

 

Occupy's Big Stakes on May Day: Relevance

(April 26, 2012 - Mother Jones)

On the first of May, the Occupy Wall Street movement hopes to leverage the labor holiday known as May Day and muster enough people power to blockade the Golden Gate Bridge -- assuming, that is, that striking bridge workers take the lead...

 

High-schoolers on strike

(April 24, 2012 - Salon)
In a short video released last week, a group of students from New York’s Paul Robeson High School stand in an unremarkable classroom: school bags slung over wooden chairs and busy pinboards in the background. Their message, however...

 

Oakland police alters crowd-control policy due to Occupy protests

(April 23, 2012 - LA Times) A week before a scheduled May Day protest by Occupy movement demonstrators, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan on Monday announced what he said were major reforms in department crowd-control tactics...

 

What YOU Can Do on May Day

(April 20, 2012 - Occupy Wall St.)
May Day is an international day of celebration to honor the labor movement. This year the Occupy movement has made a call for mass action -- the May First General Strike (#M1GS): a day without the 99%. Several cities have organized in solidarity...

 

But is it Occupy?

(April 16, 2012 - Salon) I was reminded this weekend that it's still unclear what exactly Occupy Wall Street is -- or, more precisely, what does or does not count as part of "Occupy." Events in New York once again brought this to the fore for those organizing and agitating under...

 

Open thread for night owls: Occupy's May 1 general strike not following the old rules

(April 16, 2012 - Daily Kos) On May 1, 2012, two weeks from now, cities across the United States and elsewhere will see a new dimension of the Occupy movement: a general strike. Whether it achieves its ends -- and those vary from city to city -- depends...

 

 Somebody

(March 2, 2012 - Huffington Post)
It's easy to bemoan our political leaders and we no doubt expect way too much from them. They are, after all, no more than elected public officials. We vote them into office to represent us. When they fail to represent the will of the people...

 

Invincible

(Nov. 11, 2011 - Huffington Post)
It's hard to see the forest for the trees. And it's hard to see a movement when it is happening. It's easier to look back in time and read about successful campaigns by individuals that changed the course of human history. If we look back upon the Civil Rights Movement...

 

 Ask Not What Occupy Wall Street Will Do Next; Ask How We Will Change The Status Quo

(January 6, 2011 - Huffington Post) "I wonder what Occupy Wall Street is going to do next..." So goes the refrain that punctuates many conversations about Occupy Wall Street today. The refrain marks a quiet... (read more)

 

In Depth with Author and Journalist Chris Hedges

(January 1, 2012 - C-SPAN) On Book TV’s In Depth, author and Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent Chris Hedges spends three hours taking viewers' calls, emails and tweets on topics such as terrorism, religion and politics... (watch online)

 

Populism Isn't Dead, It's Marching

What 19th Century Farmers Can Teach Occupiers About How to Keep Going (December 30, 2011) Not so long ago, Americans witnessed the beginning of a mass democratic uprising. Thousands of average people, disgusted by greedy elites and corporate control of... (read more)

 

Chomsky to Occupy: come back bigger, better, and with much more of the 99%

(December 30, 2011) Noam Chomsky has advice for the Occupy movement, whose encampments all over the country are being swept away by police. The occupations were a "brilliant" idea, he says, but now it's time to "move on to the next stage.... (read more)

 

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

(This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011) As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who... (read more)

 

Occupy Memphis, tea party members meet

(November 18, 2011 - Kansas City Star) Occupy Memphis member Mallory Pope had just finished telling a group of about 75 tea party followers Thursday night that politicians should not allow themselves to be influenced by lobbyists and unions when... (read more)

 

10 Ways the Occupy Movement Changes Everything

(November 10, 2011 - Yes! Magazine) Before the Occupy Wall Street movement, there was little discussion of the outsized power of Wall Street and the diminishing fortunes of the... (read more)

 

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Occupy Wall Street Protests

(November 10, 2011 - Rolling Stone) I have a confession to make. At first, I misunderstood Occupy Wall Street. The first few times I went down to Zuccotti Park, I came away with mixed feelings. I loved the energy and was amazed by the obvious organic appeal of... (read more)

 

Naomi Wolf: How I was arrested at Occupy Wall Street

(October 19, 2011 - The Guardian) Last night I was arrested in my home town, outside an event to which I had been invited, for standing lawfully on the sidewalk in an evening gown... (read more)

 

Occupy Wall Street and the Promise of Dignity

(October 19, 2011 - Huffington Post) From Washington, DC, to San Francisco, California, a thirst for dignity is driving protest and heralding social transformation. In every major city and countless... (read more)

 

It's the Inequality, Stupid

(March/April 2011 - Mother Jones) A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average... (read more)

 

Here's What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About

(October 2011 - Business Insider) The "Occupy Wall Street" protests are gaining momentum, having spread from a small park in New York to marches to other cities across the country... (read more)

 

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TAKE ACTION: Tell US Mayors to Protect the Right to Assemble!

Join MomsRising in their open letter to mayors across the country -- including the mayors of New York City, Boston, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, and other cities -- urging them to allow the Occupy Wall Street participants to peaceably assemble.

 

Every day, MomsRising members fight for leaders to prioritize Main Street, not only Wall Street -- and the Occupy Wall Street movement is bringing more attention to these issues and must not be shut down... (read more)

 


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