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(Un)occupy Albuquerque Connects Corporate Greed to Fight for Native Land

(Un)occupy Albuquerque Connects Corporate Greed to Fight for Native Land

by Jorge Rivas on October 19 2011, 11:54AM

For New Mexico’s indigenous people, ‘Occupy’ means 500 years of forced occupation of their lands, according to activists.

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Occupying, Organizing and the Movements That Demand Both

Occupying, Organizing and the Movements That Demand Both

by Rinku Sen on October 19 2011, 10:23AM

It’s unlikely that anyone knows how to predict when “movement moments” will strike. But the question is how we make the most of them when they come, because you never know how close you are to freedom.

Topics: #Occupy, Movement

Occupy Wall Street Protests Go Global While Focus Stays on the Poor

Occupy Wall Street Protests Go Global While Focus Stays on the Poor

by Jorge Rivas on October 17 2011, 12:29PM

President Obama chimed in and Brooklyn activists used song to stop foreclosures as this weekend’s Occupy protests continued around the globe.

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Which Occupy Movements Are Doing Right by Race? [Reader Forum]

Which Occupy Movements Are Doing Right by Race? [Reader Forum]

by Kai Wright on October 13 2011, 1:48PM

One commenter says Occupy L.A. has built a stronger movement by being intentional about race. Any other examples from the ground?

Topics: #Occupy, Kai Wright

A History of Georgia's 1%: Why You Must Face Race to Occupy Atlanta

A History of Georgia’s 1%: Why You Must Face Race to Occupy Atlanta

by Kung Li on October 13 2011, 10:12AM

When Occupiers decided civil rights icon John Lewis was no exception to their process of ordering speakers, critics said it revealed the movement’s blind spots on race. Kung Li explains how race defines the very space protestors occupy.

Topics: #Occupy, History, Politics

5 of the Dumbest Things Said About the Occupy Wall Street Movement

5 of the Dumbest Things Said About the Occupy Wall Street Movement

by Jorge Rivas on October 11 2011, 11:28AM

It was a given that conservative pundits would fear-monger around the Occupy Wall Street Movement. But we’ve rounded up their most outlandish insults.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy

How is Occupy Wall Street Including Folks of Color? [Reader Forum]

How is Occupy Wall Street Including Folks of Color? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on October 10 2011, 10:11AM

As the OWS movement evolves, some of those hit hardest by Wall Street’s bad behavior are categorically unable to lend their voices to the protests. Readers chime in on how to include everyone.

Topics: #Occupy, Politics

Are Lawmakers Listening? The Consumer Watchdog Vote Will Tell

Are Lawmakers Listening? The Consumer Watchdog Vote Will Tell

by Kai Wright on October 6 2011, 3:20PM

There’s a quite specific way our representatives can show if they’re listening to the growing movement: get the consumer watchdog fully up and running. And there will be many, many fights to follow.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy, Kai Wright

Making Room for Racial Justice in the People Power Exploding Around Us

Making Room for Racial Justice in the People Power Exploding Around Us

by Rinku Sen on October 5 2011, 12:00PM

Bringing our movements together is key to re-conceiving the American Dream.

Topics: #Occupy, Politics, Movement

Here's to Occupying Wall Street! (If Only That Were Actually Happening)

Here’s to Occupying Wall Street! (If Only That Were Actually Happening)

by Kai Wright on October 3 2011, 10:05AM

The Occupy Wall Street movement is building steam as protestors battle with NYPD over the right to peaceful assembly. That’s great, but the crisis at hand—crippling economic inequity—is once again lost in the din.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy, Kai Wright

Homeowners to Banks: Clean Up the Mess You Left in Our Neighborhood Photo

Homeowners to Banks: Clean Up the Mess You Left in Our Neighborhood

by Kai Wright, Sita Bhaumik on September 29 2011, 10:02AM

Amid all the deficit and campaign talk, it’s easy to forget the foreclosure crisis continues to destroy neighborhoods. Community organizers in East Oakland got fed up and delivered the dirty problem to its source.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy, Kai Wright