Category Archives: Occupy Wall Street

Will Occupy Make a Comeback in 2012?

So what now? Six months ago, the Occupy Wall Street movement swept across the country, encapsulating growing economic inequities through chants and slogans, even as it failed to cohere in formulating plans to address them. The movement, with its encampments … Continue reading

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At a crossroads: Is Occupy Oakland’s anger endangering the movement?

If there ever was a time the leaderless Occupy movement needed leadership, it’s now. The news and images from Oakland, Calif., unsettle. City hall, pillaged. An American flag, burned.  Sure, it’s too early to know who is behind this or what … Continue reading

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The president finds his voice

Barack Obama gave a brilliant speech in Kansas yesterday, one steeped in history and explicitly clear in its message. Now, just as there was in Teddy Roosevelt’s time, there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few … Continue reading

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In Occupy clashes, the most onerous violence has come from police

The emerging narrative in a growing number of recent media accounts suggests that the two-month-old, global Occupy movement is descending into a mix of squalid, homeless squatter camps and random, if still fringe, acts of violence. There is no doubt … Continue reading

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Cities move to shut down Occupy encampments nationwide

Atlanta, Nashville, Salt Lake, Portland, Ore., Oakland (twice) and now the New York City epicenter. As winter approaches and larger contingents of homeless people migrate to Occupy encampments, police departments across the country are moving aggressively to shut them down. … Continue reading

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As winter closes in, protest is no lark for the Occupy movement

The Occupy Boston protest camp in Dewey Square marked its first month yesterday, a day after a bitter Nor’easter lashed the encampment with sheets of rain and a coating of snow. This much I’ve figured out: Protest for these folks … Continue reading

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Troubling images as Oakland, Calif., cops crack down on Occupy

It’s tough to assess an event that happened 3,000 miles away. But the photos and videos from Oakland, Calif., this morning look far more fitting for the streets of Syria than for an American city. ‘   In other video … Continue reading

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