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One Year Later, Occupy Wall Street's Rallying Cry Still Resonates

One Year Later, Occupy Wall Street’s Rallying Cry Still Resonates

by Imara Jones on September 17 2012, 9:55AM

One-year on from its beginning, progressives owe Occupy Wall Street a debt of gratitude. But there’s plenty of work left to do.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy

Indy Rapper Brother Ali's #Occupation in Black Minneapolis

Indy Rapper Brother Ali’s #Occupation in Black Minneapolis

by Jamilah King on June 28 2012, 9:57AM

Brother Ali hasn’t always seen his work as political commentary. But ahead of his third studio album and a new political consciousness, all of that has changed when he got arrested while occupying a foreclosed home.

Topics: #Occupy, Arts & Culture

What Fires Young Progressives' Activism? A New Study Asks Them

What Fires Young Progressives’ Activism? A New Study Asks Them

by Rinku Sen on May 24 2012, 9:49AM

In one of the first studies involving Occupy participants, the Applied Research Center gathered young activists from multiple movements in focus groups to ask, What propels you to the political frontline?

Topics: #Occupy, Politics, Movement, Schools & Youth, Youth and Race

How is Occupy Los Angeles Working With Communities of Color? [Reader Forum]

How is Occupy Los Angeles Working With Communities of Color? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on May 7 2012, 9:09AM

Colorlines.com readers talk about how immigrant rights groups and Occupy Los Angeles came together on May Day.

Topics: #Occupy

Where's the Color in the Occupy Movement? Wherever We Put It

Where’s the Color in the Occupy Movement? Wherever We Put It

by David Zlutnick, Rinku Sen, Yvonne Yen Liu on May 1 2012, 10:00AM

On a day when the world celebrates the rights of everyday workers, we sat down with activists of color to talk about Occupy Wall Street.

Topics: #Occupy, Politics

How Are Racial Justice Activists Making Occupy Work For Everyone? [Video] Play

How Are Racial Justice Activists Making Occupy Work For Everyone? [Video]

by David Zlutnick on March 13 2012, 10:26AM

As spring comes, the world prepares for the Occupy movement to once again fill the headlines. Colorlines.com talks with Occupy Wall Street organizers who have sought to keep race in the movement’s conversation.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy

Elected Officials Run and Lock Doors as Jobless Storm Capitol

Elected Officials Run and Lock Doors as Jobless Storm Capitol

by Jorge Rivas on December 8 2011, 1:04PM

Jobless demonstrators have stormed Capitol Hill this week, but are seeing (and recording) doors shut in their faces by elected officials, who must vote on an extension of unemployment benefits this month.

Topics: #Occupy, Politics

Occupy Our Homes' Day of Action Sees Progress in Oakland, Seattle

Occupy Our Homes’ Day of Action Sees Progress in Oakland, Seattle

by Jorge Rivas on December 7 2011, 3:33PM

Several banks came to the negotiating table with home occupiers in West Oakland, Seattle and San Jose, according to protesters.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy

Thousands of Unemployed Workers Expected to Protest in D.C.

Thousands of Unemployed Workers Expected to Protest in D.C.

by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2011, 12:28PM

The action comes as Congress votes on extending unemployment benefits to 2.2 million unemployed workers.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy

Occupy Birmingham: Immigrant Rights Are Crucial for the 99 Percent

Occupy Birmingham: Immigrant Rights Are Crucial for the 99 Percent

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2011, 2:45PM

Protestors marched on a detention center in Birmingham, Ala., this weekend to decry the state’s new immigration enforcement law, which critics say legalizes racial profiling, among other things. Detainees came to the window with signs expressing solidarity.

Topics: #Occupy, Immigration

Bronx Students Occupy Public Education, Release 10-Point Plan

Bronx Students Occupy Public Education, Release 10-Point Plan

by Jorge Rivas on November 18 2011, 2:01PM

These high school students rock.

Topics: #Occupy, Schools & Youth

Occupy Oakland's Pancho Stierle Released Pending Deportation Hearing

Occupy Oakland’s Pancho Stierle Released Pending Deportation Hearing

by Jorge Rivas on November 18 2011, 1:08PM

Meanwhile, he’s criticized the city for closing schools and spending millions to fight Occupy protesters.

Topics: #Occupy

Peaceful Occupy Oakland Protester Faces Deportation

Peaceful Occupy Oakland Protester Faces Deportation

by Jorge Rivas on November 16 2011, 3:56PM

Francisco “Pancho” Ramos Stierle was arrested on Monday while meditating outside of Oakland’s City Hall.

Topics: #Occupy

5 Occuprint Posters Tell the Tale of Global Solidarity for 99 Percent

5 Occuprint Posters Tell the Tale of Global Solidarity for 99 Percent

by Hatty Lee on November 15 2011, 10:00AM

From Brooklyn to Indonesia, artists have have helped articulate a deeply personal political narrative.

Topics: #Occupy

Mamas of Color and Their Kids Tell Greedy Banks: It's Time to Share

Mamas of Color and Their Kids Tell Greedy Banks: It’s Time to Share

by Julianne Hing on November 7 2011, 3:16PM

Last Friday, a group of toddlers were out to teach big banks an important lesson.

Topics: #Occupy

Occupy Oakland Plans for General Strike, Occupation of Foreclosed Homes

Occupy Oakland Plans for General Strike, Occupation of Foreclosed Homes

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2011, 2:45PM

Occupy Oakland organizers hope to make history again by shutting down the city: the last general strike in the U.S. was in Oakland in 1946.

Topics: #Occupy

Forget Diversity, It's About

Forget Diversity, It’s About “Occupying” Racial Inequity

by Rinku Sen on November 1 2011, 9:47AM

The Occupy movement is clearly unifying, and centralizing racial equity will help to sustain that unity. This won’t happen accidentally or automatically. It’ll take more of the difficult work that’s already underway in several local movements.

Topics: #Occupy, Politics, Movement

The Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Was Nothing New for This City

The Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Was Nothing New for This City

by Ali Winston on October 28 2011, 10:25AM

This week’s chaos was the latest in at least two years of violent responses to public protest—and a long string of violence against suspects in black neighborhoods.

Topics: #Occupy, Criminal Justice

Occupy Oakland Faces a Troubled Police Dept.--and Historic Mayor

Occupy Oakland Faces a Troubled Police Dept.—and Historic Mayor

by Roberto Lovato on October 26 2011, 9:31AM

Oakland’s first Asian-American mayor, Jean Quan, has authorized violent police raids on the Occupy Oakland encampment. For many protestors of color, the move raised questions about the face—and complexion—of the power they’re fighting.

Topics: #Occupy, Politics

300 Colorado Homeowners Close Their Accounts at Wells Fargo

300 Colorado Homeowners Close Their Accounts at Wells Fargo

by Jorge Rivas on October 25 2011, 2:41PM

On Tuesday, 300 members of the Colorado Progressive Coalition divested from the state’s largest bank.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy

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