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Colby students join Diamond protests

Protests aimed at ousting disgraced banker Bob Diamond as chairman of Colby College's board of trustees have expanded beyond Occupy Augusta activists to include a sizeable contingent of students at the Waterville liberal-arts college.
‘What Would Lovejoy Do?’
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 26, 2012

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

Officials arm themselves for onslaught of democracy

With the Republican and Democratic national conventions approaching, federal, state, and local officials are working tirelessly to ensure that Tampa and Charlotte welcome all visitors to their cities with rose petals and open arms. Just kidding – they'r
Batten down the hatches
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 24, 2012

What are they protesting? Whaddya got?

There are at least 99 reasons to grab a bullhorn this summer.
Once more, with feeling

Photos: Tea Party Rally and Counter-Protest at Boston Common

As the Mass Tea Party Coalition rallied at Boston Common on Sunday, April 15th, a group of approximately 60 activists held a counter-protest. The counter-protest called attention to the Tea Party's anti-gay sentiments, specifically protesting the afterno
Sunday, April 15th 2012
By ALI DONOHUE  |  April 20, 2012

‘#Occupy’ at Yellow Peril; Roger Shimomura at RIC

The art world and the Occupy movement have a somewhat awkward relationship.
Artist’s statements
By GREG COOK  |  March 30, 2012


Silencing Occupy

Get ready for the protests. Get ready for the warm American spring — and maybe a hot summer and fall.
Big protests are planned. So is suppression.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 16, 2012

Bridgewater campus rallies against assault

On Tuesday, less than a week after a lesbian undergraduate was allegedly assaulted on campus, around 400 students, faculty, and community members marched at Bridgewater State University in support of LGBT students.
Hate Crimes
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 24, 2012

PHOTOS: Knockout Barstool Takes On BSS Blackout Party

Knockout Barstool (KOB) rallies outside during Barstool Sports' Northeastern Blackout party on Thursday, February 2, 2012.
  Knockout Barstool (KOB) rallies outside during Barstool Sports' Northeastern Blackout party on Thursday, February 2, 2012.
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  February 08, 2012

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

#Occupy Media

The tent villages of the Occupy movement — including those here in Maine — are excellent visual reminders of, and ever-present embodiments of, the social- and economic-justice challenges that our society faces.
Press Releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 16, 2011


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

We asked Occupy Boston protesters: What Is Your #OccupyXmas Wish?

Since the beginning of the Occupy movement, protesters have broadcast the #NeedsOfTheOccupiers through tweets, Google docs, and camp posters. But besides the bare necessities — food, blankets, first-aid supplies — what do the protesters really want?
This is what the holidays look like
By LIZ PELLY AND ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 09, 2011

Portland group asks city to create free-speech zone

As officials continue to pressure Maine's Occupy campsites in Portland, Augusta, and Bangor, the Portland Occupation is pushing back.
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 02, 2011

Augusta occupiers show a political way to spring

The recent act of nonviolent civil disobedience by nine middle-aged and older Occupy Augusta supporters — arrested for refusing to leave the governor's mansion grounds — opens a new phase in Maine's Occupy movement.
‘Occupy the Capitol!’
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 02, 2011

Interview: Police Executives' Research Forum Director Chuck Wexler

In this week's Boston Phoenix ,  Khadijah Britton reports on PERF , a non-government, non-profit police agency that has been accused of coordinating national police responses to the Occupy movement.
PERF’s Boston-connected leader discusses role in Occupy conference calls
By KHADIJAH BRITTON  |  November 25, 2011


A PERF-ect Storm

In recent weeks, Occupations in cities across America have seen brutal crackdowns by local police forces.
How a nonprofit led by Boston's finest peacemakers was blamed for the Occupy crackdowns
By KHADIJAH BRITTON  |  November 25, 2011

Photos: Occupy Boston celebrates one-month anniversary at Dewey Square

Occupy Boston celebrates the one-month anniversary of their protest at Dewey Square on October 30, 2011.
Dewey Square | October 30, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  November 04, 2011

Occupy Wall Street's message

What's everyone so upset about?
By DAVID KISH  |  October 21, 2011

Occupy Providence on the march

It's 11:30 am on Day 3 of Occupy Providence and a small group of activists has gathered at the foot of a statue in Burnside Park to plot a march on Bank of America's Kennedy Plaza branch.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 21, 2011

Highlights from the Phoenix's real-time coverage of #OccupyBoston

Here's a quick guide to what you missed — minus the photos, video, and immediacy you'll find online.  
Timeline: Boston, occupied
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2011


Occupation grows, expands around Maine

With formal occupations slated to begin Augusta and Bangor this week, and impromptu ones springing up all over the state (including one so far during daylight hours only in South Portland's Legion Square), the two-week-old OccupyMaine movement really pi
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 14, 2011

Occupy America

Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Boston, Occupy Maine...
Whether on Wall Street or in Boston, we're all in this together
By EDITORIAL  |  October 14, 2011

Photos: Occupy Boston's student march from the Boston Common

On October 10, 2011, students march from the Boston Common to the Charlestown Bridge in solidary with Occupy Boston, a protest in assocation with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
October 10, 2011 | From the Boston Common to the Charlestown Bridge
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Photos: Boston Police arrest Occupy Boston protesters

The Boston Police Force cracks down on the Occupy Boston protests early on the morning of October 11, 2011.
October 11, 2011 | Rose Kennedy Greenway
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 14, 2011

T Conversations

This guy can't take a hint.
By KARL STEVENS  |  October 07, 2011

Museum dreams

This week, we're joining a guided tour of the Maine Museum of Political Paleontology. A docent is explaining to a group of schoolchildren what's happening in a scene depicting cave people trying to register to vote.
Political Paleontology
By AL DIAMON  |  August 26, 2011
WM3 more

For Memphis Three, a bitter guilty plea

On Friday — after inspiring songs, award-winning documentaries, and celebrity-led protests — the West Memphis Three were suddenly freed from state custody, but only after all three pleaded guilty to the murders as part of the deal that secured their free
Prosecutorial discretion
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  August 26, 2011
protesters of the week

Do the fight thing

Union flags were flown, loud music roared, and fleets of motorcycles rumbled, as several thousand people marched for civil rights and human dignity, and, in at least one case, to scold moguls for banking gross salaries at the expense of workers.
Bostonians rising in anger -- and action -- against ableism, racism, Verizon, and Fox News
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 12, 2011

Review: Better This World

Young activists sometimes do stupid things.
Our government opposes social justice
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 29, 2011