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Cause for jubilation?

Occupy Wall Street seems to have become a movement equally well-known for what it hasn't accomplished (much of anything, going by the establishment's churlish appraisal) as for what it has. But that may be about to change.
One Cent’s Worth
By MARC MEWSHAW  |  November 30, 2012
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Understanding the Colby College protests

As the first anniversary of Occupy approached, many journalists wrote its obituary, and some called it a failure.
Occupy philanthropy!
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 28, 2012
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OccupyMaine charts its future

"This occupation is not ending," one speaker said.
One year on
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 28, 2012
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New York's police riot

Will New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ever be held accountable?

By EDITORIAL  |  September 28, 2012
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Interview: Todd Gitlin looks at Occupy

Most aficionados of progressive politics probably knew that Todd Gitlin would write a book on Occupy even before he did.
Volcanic  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 14, 2012
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What are they protesting? Whaddya got?

There are at least 99 reasons to grab a bullhorn this summer.
Once more, with feeling
By CHRIS FARAONE AND LIZ PELLY  |  June 08, 2012


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Photos: Occupy Boston's May Day rally

Occupy Boston participates in Occupy Wall Street's nation-wide May Day rally on May 1, 2012.
May 1, 2012
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  May 04, 2012
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As May Day approaches, a local labor movement at a crossroads

May Day, the international workers day, is just around the corner. But organized labor, here in Rhode Island, is not in a particularly celebratory mood.
Protest Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 27, 2012
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As the weather heats up, so does the class struggle

With spring protests planned from Boston to the Bay Area, Occupy remains an unwieldy and unpredictable animal.
Occupy in bloom
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 27, 2012

Occupier fined for trespass

In a stiff sentence for an act of nonviolent civil disobedience, a judge on March 23 slapped a $400 fine plus $90 in court costs on the first of the "Blaine House 9" to go on trial. Diane Messer, 59, of Liberty, had been convicted of criminal trespass b
Blaine House 9
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 30, 2012
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Photos: Tom Morello's Occupy Austin Dance Party at SXSW 2012

Tom Morello heads up an Occupy Austin flash mob/dance party at SXSW 2012 on March 16, 2012.
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By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 23, 2012


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Anarchistic and self-trained, are street medics the future of first aid?

April 25, 2009: outside of the IMF/World Bank meeting in Washington, DC, police with batons are attacking a group of protesters.
Medic alert
By LIZ PELLY  |  February 17, 2012
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As encampment fades, protest shifts back to core issues

Even as Portland city officials continue to pressure OccupyMaine to leave Lincoln Park, they have done the Occupation a great favor, perhaps unintentionally.
Occupy Transition
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 10, 2012

Citizens overwhelmingly support Occupy encampment

As OccupyMaine's request to stay in Lincoln Park is considered by a Maine judge, it appears the Portland City Council's decisions (which the judge is reviewing) were based more on individual councilors' views and less on constituent complaints than elec
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 03, 2012
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As Occupy Boston struggles with a sex-offender ban, its weaknesses have been laid bare

It was after 10 pm on Tuesday, January 10, in the stale, bright basement of the Arlington Street Church, where now-nomadic Occupy Boston was holding a meeting.
Temperature check: Will the movement stabilize? Or will it splinter?
By LIZ PELLY  |  January 20, 2012
In Hell: On "Mexicans," Kiddie Beds, and Phone-Banking for Newt

In Hell: On "Mexicans," Kiddie Beds, and Phone-Banking for Newt


The best way to comprehend the nuts and bolts of the American political machine is to work for it. And so I did. For Newt...
By Daniel McCarthy  |  January 09, 2012


The Undecideds: Hanging with Huntsman, Occupiers, and People Who Don't Know Shit in New Hampshire

The Undecideds: Hanging with Huntsman, Occupiers, and People Who Don't Know Shit in New Hampshire


  Enough with all the bullshit about how much New Hampshire residents know about politics. And about how everyone who lives here has had numerous...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 07, 2012
Chasing Santorum: The Muppet Takes Manch-attan, Signs Baseballs

Chasing Santorum: The Muppet Takes Manch-attan, Signs Baseballs


 Dispatch from Boston Phoenix New Hampshire correspondent Dan McCarthy: MANCHESTER – Rick Santorum wants to be like Ronald Reagan in the 1980 campaign New Hampshire...
By Daniel McCarthy  |  January 07, 2012
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Occupy First Night

If the Boston Police Department had undercover officers embedded in the Occupy Boston First Night operation, they would have found a whole mess of juicy goods to bring back to the Suffolk County district attorney's office.
New year, same Occupy
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 06, 2012
[awesome video alert] Mr. Lif & Thievery Corporation - "Unified Tribes" (#Occupy Anthem)

[awesome video alert] Mr. Lif & Thievery Corporation - "Unified Tribes" (#Occupy Anthem)


I rarely hear Mr. Lif listed among the most, as they say, "political rappers." He's not mentioned alongside the more aggressive likes of Immortal Technique,...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 03, 2012
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Occupy the future

After barreling straight ahead for more than three months, Occupy is at its first fundamental turning point.
As it evolves, the movement is building on a network laid down in the encampments
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2011


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What's next for Occupy Providence?

It was only a week ago that members of Occupy Providence huddled in a pedestrian tunnel on a rainy afternoon and voted 36 to 11 to leave Burnside Park, if and when the city opens a daytime shelter for the homeless.
After the park, a search for phase II
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 30, 2011
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Photos: #OWS protesters attempt to re-occupy NYC

Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered at Manhattan’s Duarte Square on December 17, 2011 (#D17 day of action) to celebrate the original protest’s 3-month anniversary by attempting to reclaim a space.
 Occupy Wall Street #D17 day of action | Duarte Square, NYC | December 17, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 23, 2011
Dispatch from Occupy Wall Street Three-Month #D17 Anniversary and Not-One-But-Two #OWS Conferences in NYC

Dispatch from Occupy Wall Street Three-Month #D17 Anniversary and Not-One-But-Two #OWS Conferences in NYC


At the noon start time there are hardly more than 100 folks milling around Duarte Square, an obscure triangular slice of real estate on the...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 18, 2011
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Name that non-lethal weapon

When Boston Police stormed Dewey Square last week in an early morning raid, arresting protesters and destroying the last of Occupy Boston's tent city, they brought with them a frightening, seldom-used weapon.
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By LIZ PELLY  |  December 16, 2011
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Chomsky to Occupy: move to the next stage

Noam Chomsky has advice for the Occupy movement, whose encampments all over the country are being swept away by police.
Words from the guru
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 16, 2011


New Must-See #Occupy Visuals from Strange Famous Records and Current TV

New Must-See #Occupy Visuals from Strange Famous Records and Current TV


Two of my favorite sources for both information and entertainment have blessed us this week with multimedia assaults concerning the Occupy movement at large. One...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 13, 2011
Eviction Dispatch - Watching This Morning's #OccupyBoston Raid Unfold

Eviction Dispatch - Watching This Morning's #OccupyBoston Raid Unfold


After more hours than I care to count I finally went to warm up in a press crash spot at around four in the morning....
By Chris Faraone  |  December 10, 2011
This Is What a Boiling Point Looks Like: #Occupy Boston's Final Hours at Dewey Square

This Is What a Boiling Point Looks Like: #Occupy Boston's Final Hours at Dewey Square


Perhaps it's rather fitting that Dewey Square looks like a trampled battlefield today, with just a few dozen tents left among the planks, cardboard, packed...
By Chris Faraone  |  December 09, 2011
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PHOTOS: Occupy Boston defies Menino’s order to vacate Dewey Square

The scene from Occupy Boston after Mayor Menino gave orders to vacate.
Thousands rallied on the Greenway, and protesters packed up much of the camp for safekeeping | December 8, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 09, 2011