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Op-Ed: Nothing stands forever — Happy 2nd birthday, Occupy Wall Street

New York - Nothing stands forever. Not even Wall Street, or the dominion of their puppets in Washington D.C. History is very instructive on this point. There is always a beginning, a middle, and an end. A time of reign. The inevitable fall. New beginnings.

Op-Ed: The evolution of revolution

The Occupy Wall Street movement was a preview of a much broader revolution now underway. In light of banking scandals and revelations of government spying on its own citizens, the great irony is our rulers have left us little choice but to revolt.

Op-Ed: Occupy Wall Street and the discontent of nations

New York - The crowds in the parks have died down for now, but the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to be a powerful symbol of discontent for a great many people in the United States who are fed up with Wall Street and a bought-and-paid-for two-party system.

OWS takes Zucotti Park in support of Turkey's protesters (video)

New York - As demonstrations continue to spread all over Turkey against the harsh handling of the Gezi Park protest by both police and government, Occupy Wall Street and Turkish Americans hit the street in support of the protesters.

Review: ‘Global Insanity’ by James A. Coffman and Donald C. Mikulecky Special

'Sanitas' is Latin for health, note the authors of ‘Global Insanity: How Homo sapiens Lost Touch with Reality while Transforming the World.’ Like health, sanity entails balance. As a society with severe power imbalances, we may be literally insane.

'Strike Debt' Occupy Group Takes Action Against Unfair Debt

New York - Strike Debt is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street that is trying to build popular resistance to all forms of unfairly imposed debt. They will be sponsoring a week of action and education March 16-23th, culminating in an event in New York on March 23rd.

Occupy activist Michael Premo cleared in NYPD case by video proof

New York - Occupy Wall Street activist, Michael Premo was acquitted of assaulting a police officer, amongst other charges, at a December 17, 2011 OWS demonstration in Lower Manhattan. Video evidence of the incident was presented and jurors found him not guilty.

Profile of an Anonymous artistic protester Special

The Internet is amazing. You can meet a like-minded person, living on the other side of the world. You can collaborate, stay in touch and make a difference, all without ever meeting in person.

Op-Ed: The Rolling Jubilee set to bail out the 99%

New York - It's time for a bailout of the people, by the people, and for the people. That is what proponents of the Rolling Jubilee are saying about their new movement to free the 99% of debt like the 99% did for the banks.

Video: Occupy Wall Street to launch 'Rolling Jubilee'

Movements of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) have banded together to create "Strike Debt." Through Strike Debt, an initiative called "Rolling Jubilee" has been created with a simple goal: buy up debt and forgive it.

Occupy Sandy Relief: Rockaway devastation and recovery (video)

Rockaway Park - Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Sandy Relief projects are still continuing in New York. Rockaway residents reflect, recover and rebuild the community after Hurricane Sandy brings destruction and chaos to the beachfront neighborhood. (Video update).

Occupy Wall Street uses pedal-power to charge NYC cellphones

New York - As part of the Occupy Sandy Relief NYC campaign, members of the Occupy movement have started an OWS bike generator service, to charge battery-depleted phones and get people back in contact in New York City.

Occupy Sandy Relief NYC: OWS helps victims of the superstorm

New York - In the wake of devastation by Superstorm Sandy, OWS is getting involved, using its grassroots strength to help those affected and to organize relief efforts.

Judge throws Occupy Chicago arrests out of the court

Chicago - 92 Occupy protesters were arrested in Grant Park in Chicago last October. A Cook County judge has dismissed the charges against them.

Video: Occupy Wall Street — One year on

New York - Between September 15 and 17, Occupy Wall Street celebrated its first year anniversary in several actions in lower Manhattan. (Video update)

Mass arrests as OWS celebrates 1 year anniversary (videos)

New York - Over 180 protesters were arrested and photographers abused as Occupy Wall Street took over the Financial District of New York yelling, 'Banks got bailed out, we got sold out.'

Videos: Occupy Wall Street celebrates one-year anniversary

New York - Today marks the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. They are out and about in the Wall Street area today.

Multiple arrests at Occupy Wall Street gathering (video)

New York - As OWS members gathered on Saturday, ready for Monday's anniversary march in Wall Street, police swooped in and arrested 25 protesters.

Video: 'American Spring' the Occupy documentary

New York - A documentary has been produced about the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City, U.S.A. Interviews with protesters are included and views are given by other people in the street.

Win in NYPD case against OWS due to video footage

New York - Alexander Arbuckle went on trial for disorderly conduct in the Occupy Wall Street protest early on New Years' Day. However, he won his case due to the video footage of a journalist.

Video: Occupy Minnesota protesters given drugs by police?

Minnesota City - The publication of a video on YouTube stating that Occupy protesters in Minnesota have been given drugs by police officers has caused authorities to open a criminal investigation.

Occupy Wall Street 2.0, is it the 99% Spring initiative?

After hibernating over the winter, a new force in the vein of the Occupy movement is emerging. It's called the 99% Spring and this week kicks off their 99% Spring Action Training, with over 900 training events already scheduled and ready to go.

Op-Ed: Occupy's nightly ritual of cops removing them from Union Square

New York - Since the Occupy Wall Street movement celebrated their 6 month anniversary, they have been removed from Union Square every single night by the police.

Joke on Twitter gone awry, NYPD seeking Occupy tweeter

New York - The NYPD is looking for a Twitter user who made an inappropriate tweet after the recent Occupy Wall Street anniversary protest. They think OWS protestes wants to kill police officers.

OWS celebrate 6 month anniversary — NYPD cracks down

New York - Occupy Wall Street decided to celebrate their 6 month anniversary in Zucotti Park. Police, as usual, clamped down with brutality and arrests.

Swat teams storm legal residence of Occupy Miami protesters

Miami - Yesterday a swat team equipped with assault rifles and shotguns stormed into a building where Occupy Wall Street campaigners were lawfully residing.

West coast ports are latest target of Occupy movement

Oakland - The Occupy movement is showing new signs of life after police in many U.S. cities raided their camps during the last month, acts which have helped the movement become engaged in new targets, including Monday’s west coast ports in North America.

Jackson Browne, Dawes perform for Occupy Wall Street protesters

New York - Jackson Browne and Dawes lead singer Taylor Goldsmith made an appearance at Zuccotti Park Thursday, performing an impromptu concert for protesters to show their support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Op-Ed: To survive, Occupy needs a Tahrir Square moment

New York - Fragmented and fractured, the US Occupy Wall Street movement is now dependent on the American Corporations' goons and thugs in helping garner support for a cause desperately in need of a Tahrir Square moment.
 

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OWS and American Turks take Zucotti Park in support of the people of Turkey - June 1, 2013
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OWS and Turkish Americans protest in support of the protesters in Turkey, June 1, 2013
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