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People vs. corporations

Keeping private profits from getting in the way of the public good.

The Great Money Migration The Great Money Migration
by Mark Engler
Just how effective was Bank Transfer Day?
Occupy Oakland, in Pictures Occupy Oakland, in Pictures
From rebuilding after a police raid to closing down the nation's fifth largest port, things have been busy at Occupy Oakland.
Oakland and After: Lessons from the General Strike Oakland and After: Lessons from the General Strike
by Gabriel Thompson
Media reports focus on the few acts of vandalism and violence, but the majority of occupiers at Oakland’s General Strike succeeded in a peaceful shutdown of Oakland’s banks and port.
Occupy the Banks: Strategies for Transformation Occupy the Banks: Strategies for Transformation
by Gar Alperovitz
Beyond revolution and reform: Gar Alperovitz on how we can fundamentally transform our financial system.
Occupy Oakland Calls General Strike Occupy Oakland Calls General Strike
In the wake of police raids in Oakland and the wounding of Marine veteran Scott Olsen, Occupy Oakland is calling a general strike to shut down the city on November 2.
Inside Occupy Oakland Inside Occupy Oakland
by Dan Archer
This week, police closed down Occupy Oakland, arresting dozens. Comics journalist Dan Archer visited the encampment before the raid to meet the people behind the occupation.
Can't Buy My Vote: Maine’s Fight for Fair Elections Can't Buy My Vote: Maine’s Fight for Fair Elections
by Brooke Jarvis
For more than a decade, a groundbreaking Clean Elections law has helped protect Maine politics from the influence of big money. But what’s happening now that big spenders have free rein to influence elections—and what does it mean for the rest of the country?
Bank Transfer Day: A Guide to Closing Your Account Bank Transfer Day: A Guide to Closing Your Account
To protest the behavior of big banks, thousands pledged to switch to small credit unions on November 5. It’s not too late to join them by following these steps.
Occupy Wall Street, 1979 Occupy Wall Street, 1979
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
Before there were hashtags, 32 years ago, more than a thousand protesters were arrested for trying to shut Wall Street down for a day ...
How Occupy Wall Street Became Occupy Everywhere How Occupy Wall Street Became Occupy Everywhere
by Nathan Schneider
The birth of a movement in action: What started as an idea has turned into strongholds of protest all over the world.
Inside Occupy Wall Street’s Nearly Last Night Inside Occupy Wall Street’s Nearly Last Night
by Olivia Rosane
What was it like to be in Zuccotti Park in the hours before the owners’ planned eviction of protesters?
10 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement 10 Ways to Support the Occupy Movement
by Sarah van Gelder
There are many things you can do to be part of this growing movement—and only some of them involve sleeping outside.
Turning Occupation into Lasting Change Turning Occupation into Lasting Change
by Thomas Linzey, Jeff Reifman
Is the Occupy movement an opportunity to transform the legal structures that give corporations their power over the rest of us?
The 99 Percent: Why We Protest The 99 Percent: Why We Protest
Video: Thousands of ordinary people have shown up from all around the country to support #OccupyWallStreet. Who are they?
Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power Where The 99 Percent Get Their Power
by Sarah van Gelder
How did a small protest in lower Manhattan go viral? With more than 50 cities involved, #OccupyWallStreet is already changing the debate.
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