People Power

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Why #OccupyWallStreet Has Staying Power
by Mark Engler
How the anti-corporate protests have evolved into the populist force now sweeping the nation.
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
In their own words, why protesters are occupying Wall Street.
David Korten: Why I'm in Solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet
by David Korten
By the calendar it’s autumn, but for many it is the beginning of the American Spring.
Five Ways #OccupyWallStreet Has Succeeded
by Mark Engler
They were predicted to be a flash in the pan. So why are the anti-Wall Street occupations growing?
The No-Evictions Sheriff
by Sarah van Gelder
Cheri Honkala promises to be a sheriff who will stand up for families, not banks.
“This is Just Practice”—The Story of the Wall Street Occupation
by Nathan Schneider
There’s a lot of misinformation about the occupation of Wall Street. What’s it really about?
It's Our Wall Street: Inside an American Occupation
Photo essay: Inspired by the public protests of Egypt, Tunisia, and Spain, American demonstrators are nearly a week into their "occupation" of Wall Street.