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Occupy.com Turns 5 Years Old! Take a Look Back At How Far We've Come

Occupy.com Turns 5 Years Old! Take a Look Back At How Far We've Come
Fri, 3/31/2017 - by Occupy.com staff

Occupy.com was born on April 1, 2012, with the publication of the Declaration of the Occupation, a document originally written and distributed by the New York City General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street in September 2011. Since the days of the Occupy movement, our media organization has continued to cover national and global issues through the lens of the 99%, focusing on political-financial corruption, climate change, police brutality, alternative movements for social change, and much much more. Through original reporting contributed by dozens of correspondents, from San Francisco to Athens, Sao Paolo to New Orleans, Manchester to Hong Kong, we have continued to shine a light, day after day, on the crucial economic, political and environmental issues that have led us to the precipice. Inequality has never been greater. Money has never had a stronger grip on our politics. Injustice and corruption infects us al. In response, we must all be part of the solution. Here's to 5 years traveling the road of resistance with Occupy.com.

2012

A Letter from the Student Walkout for Trayvon Martin

To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Aspen Evans. I am a senior class secretary, Elite Scholars Program secretary and honor graduate for the class of 2012. I am writing this letter to signify that I take full responsibility for my actions pertaining to walking out of class yesterday, March 26, 2012... Read the full article

2013

Speaking of Resistance, the Gezi Park Forums Have Spread Across Turkey

“Everywhere is Taksim, everywhere resistance” is one of the most famous slogans of the popular uprising that emerged out of Taksim Gezi park protests in Istanbul in May and June. Ironically, the June 15 police crackdown that violently pushed the protesters out of Gezi park has given occasion to organize more elaborate forums and people’s assemblies in different public parks of Istanbul and other, predominantly western cities of Turkey... Read the full article

2014

How Corporations Are Creating a Life-Threatening Water Shortage

Imagine the swift and fierce government response if Al-Qaeda took a precious resource out of a delicate environment, sold it for profit and endangered 40 million people in the process. Now compare that example to the nonexistent government response to American energy companies, golf courses and corporations like Nestlé taking 75 percent of the groundwater out of the Colorado River Basin at a time when the American West is facing a record drought... Read the full article

2015

Indigenous Activists Invoke the Sacred As Keystone Pipeline Standoff Continues

"We are living the nightmare," Casey Camp of the Ponca Nation, from North Central Oklahoma, tells me on the National Mall in D.C. "We live in the shadow of ConocoPhillips and several other aggressive polluters. The initial Keystone (pipeline) was going through Ponca territory before we had a chance to say yes or no. Other indigenous people from Canada had already told me about the Tar Sands and the devastation that was occurring there – I could relate to it because our homeland was going through the ravages of the environmental devastation from the extraction industries"... Read the full article

2016

“Yes We Can!" From Spain to Britain to America, a Revitalized Left Is Emerging

It took most American news media many months to realize that there was an actual contest shaping up in the Democratic primaries. The preferred candidate of party elites, Hillary Clinton, faced a strong challenge from the left in the form of long serving Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders. In fairness, the lack of coverage was in part due to the ever more bizarre clown show being led by Donald Trump on the Republican side. But it also points to built-in biases in the way the corporate media covers leftwing movements and ideas... Read the full article

2017

Act Out! [96] - It’s Not About Trump, How We Got Here & What To Do Now

This week on Act Out!, as stages are set for the upcoming inauguration, activists across the country prepare to strike, block, march and disrupt. We’ll outline what's happening here in D.C., what's happening where you are, and most importantly, the context of these actions for newcomers and seasoned activists alike. Finally, Samantha Castro dishes on her years of activism experience – from collaborative efforts across the globe to the importance of creative thinking on the front lines. Hers is the kind of insight and inspiration we need for Friday and all the days to come...  Watch the Video

Act Out! [103] - Revolutionary Women You’ve Never Heard Of & Bernie Sanders’s New Party

This week on Act Out, for those of you watching this on Wednesday, March 8, you’ve come to the right place for an International Women’s Day special—but not in the way that you think. To hear about why IWS is ironic to say the least, check back to last week's episode. To set your focus on some incredible women you likely have never heard of, stay with us for this Revolutionary Rundown...  Watch the Video

 

 

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Private interests’ influence over banking consumes, rather than sustains, the public good.

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By revising the Volcker Rule, a centerpiece of the 2010 Dodd-Frank act, the feds are pushing financial regulation in a direction that should worry everyone.

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The authors used EPA’s own risk assessments to estimate the number of illnesses and early deaths prevented by clean air and water rules Trump is now trying to erase.

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Those who have visited the facilites describe "play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis."

Twenty states, backed by Donald Trump’s Department of Justice, are trying in the courts to dismantle the law by attacking what they see as its Achilles heel: the individual mandate.

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An eye-opening new report has documented billions of dollars of corporate theft from workers. The government is turning a blind eye.

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Private interests’ influence over banking consumes, rather than sustains, the public good.

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A new report confirms that Trump and his advisers had been considering the brutal policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border for as long as they’ve been in power.

Posted 6 days 19 hours ago
The Trump administration has backtracked on its policy but offered no immediate plan for reuniting families. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images

NGOs say bringing parents and children back together is an enormous puzzle with no clear system from the administration.

Posted 2 days 21 hours ago
family separations, ICE, immigrant deportations,

The size and brutality of this particular raid in Ohio, along with the use of military tactics, have shocked even the most seasoned immigrants’ rights activists.

Posted 5 days 19 hours ago
E.U. trade, U.S. trade war, aluminium tariffs, steel tariffs

“These tariffs aren’t even legal under U.S. law, let alone World Trade Organization laws. It seems rather odd to be citing national security and targeting countries including your closest allies.”

U.S. Border Patrol agents take into custody a father and son from Honduras near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018, near Mission, Texas. The asylum seekers were then sent to a processing center for possible separation. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

A new report confirms that Trump and his advisers had been considering the brutal policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border for as long as they’ve been in power.

public banking, public banks, Bank of North Dakota, public financing, financing infrastructure, Wall Street influence, private-public investments

Private interests’ influence over banking consumes, rather than sustains, the public good.

Twenty states, backed by Donald Trump’s Department of Justice, are trying in the courts to dismantle the law by attacking what they see as its Achilles heel: the individual mandate.

The Trump administration has backtracked on its policy but offered no immediate plan for reuniting families. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images

NGOs say bringing parents and children back together is an enormous puzzle with no clear system from the administration.