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Occupy.com is …a work in progress.

We are a new kind of media channel that amplifies the voices of the 99%. We use News and Media as our tool to call for social, economic and environmental justice. We seek to inspire resistance, engagement and the creation of the new world we imagine.

Occupy.com is an open invitation to creators of every stripe: journalists, musicians, photographers, painters, filmmakers, poets, designers, developers, cartoonists, podcasters – every genre, form and style. We are building an open platform, where everyone can post and everyone can curate. In the meanwhile, we're curating the content ourselves. We’re developing the site one step at time. 

We are an independent non-profit (we have applied for our 501-c). We consist of a small but growing group of dedicated staff working in solidarity with the movement. We are supported by a combination of donations and volunteerism. There is no GA or Spokes Council overseeing us, but we are morally accountable to the vaules of the Occupy movement as a whole. 

 

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The DEA is collecting hundreds of millions of records about cars traveling on U.S. roads – but who approved the program, where does the data go, and are there limitations on its use? No one seems to know.

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, essentially disappearing Americans and locking them in the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

The 5 Largest U.S. Financial Institutions And Their Effects

The only way to beat organized money is to have organized people.

As the European Commission president who helped define Europe's austerity-driven financial policies, Barroso advocated doing "whatever is necessary to make sure the euro thrives and to regain the trust of financial markets.”

HSBC scandal, Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Tax Justice Network, HSBC money laundering, tax evasion, Libor rigging

The company directors should be called to account and sent to prison because HSBC has been involved in criminal activity at many levels.

Posted 6 days 11 hours ago

Through "evergreening,” pharmaceutical companies could could retain ownership of and royalties to drugs for which their patents have expired – limiting access to generic forms of medicine that millions need.

Posted 4 days 10 hours ago
postal banking, public banking, American Postal Workers Union, Alternative Financial Service Providers, underbanked, payday lenders, Digital Wallet program, payday loans

Postal banking represents a national, nonprofit public option to the private, for-profit banking system – and a solution for the one in four Americans who are underbanked.

Posted 6 days 11 hours ago
Radical Independence Campaign, Scottish fracking moratorium, Scottish National Party, fracking ban, #GreenSurge

Following last month's decision to place a moratorium on fracking, widespread Scottish opposition is growing to other unconventional methods of fuel extraction.

Posted 5 days 12 hours ago
Killswitch, Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu, Peter Ludlow, hacktivists, Aaron Swartz, Edward Snowden

Will this film be a cautionary tale of what happens when you dare to take on elite power structures – or will it be the spark that ignites a revolution that will redefine democracy in the digital age?

Posted 5 days 12 hours ago

Against the backdrop of violence and greed, this character – the Activist – shows up again and again throughout the story of the U.S., refining the tools of nonviolent action into something as American as apple pie.

oil train explosions, oil train derailments, fracking boom, fracking oil

More than 141 “unintentional releases” were reported from railroad tankers in 2014, an all-time high and a nearly six-fold increase over the average of 25 spills per year during the period from 1975 to 2012.

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, essentially disappearing Americans and locking them in the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

postal banking, public banking, American Postal Workers Union, Alternative Financial Service Providers, underbanked, payday lenders, Digital Wallet program, payday loans

Postal banking represents a national, nonprofit public option to the private, for-profit banking system – and a solution for the one in four Americans who are underbanked.

On Monday, a group called Debt Collective said former students of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc. will stop paying their loans – signaling an escalation in the nationwide student fight against skyrocketing student debt.

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