One Year Later, Occupy Wall Street's Rallying Cry Still Resonates

by Imara Jones on Sep 17, 2012 9:55AM

One-year on from its beginning, progressives owe Occupy Wall Street a debt of gratitude. But there's plenty of work left to do.

Topics: Economic Justice, #Occupy

Indy Rapper Brother Ali's #Occupation in Black Minneapolis

by Jamilah King on Jun 28, 2012 9:57AM

Brother Ali hasn't always seen his work as political commentary. But ahead of his third studio album and a new political consciousness, all of that has changed when he got arrested while occupying a foreclosed home.

Topics: Arts & Culture, #Occupy

What Fires Young Progressives' Activism? A New Study Asks Them

by Rinku Sen on May 24, 2012 9:49AM

In one of the first studies involving Occupy participants, the Applied Research Center gathered young activists from multiple movements in focus groups to ask, What propels you to the political frontline?

Topics: #Occupy, Youth and Race, Schools & Youth, Politics, Movement

How is Occupy Los Angeles Working With Communities of Color? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on May 7, 2012 9:09AM

Colorlines.com readers talk about how immigrant rights groups and Occupy Los Angeles came together on May Day.

Topics: #Occupy

Where's the Color in the Occupy Movement? Wherever We Put It

by David Zlutnick Rinku Sen Yvonne Yen Liu on May 1, 2012 10:00AM

On a day when the world celebrates the rights of everyday workers, we sat down with activists of color to talk about Occupy Wall Street.

Topics: Politics, #Occupy

How Are Racial Justice Activists Making Occupy Work For Everyone? [Video]

by David Zlutnick on Mar 13, 2012 10:26AM

As spring comes, the world prepares for the Occupy movement to once again fill the headlines. Colorlines.com talks with Occupy Wall Street organizers who have sought to keep race in the movement's conversation.

Topics: #Occupy, Economy

Elected Officials Run and Lock Doors as Jobless Storm Capitol

by Jorge Rivas on Dec 8, 2011 1:04PM

Jobless demonstrators have stormed Capitol Hill this week, but are seeing (and recording) doors shut in their faces by elected officials, who must vote on an extension of unemployment benefits this month.

Topics: #Occupy, Politics

Occupy Our Homes' Day of Action Sees Progress in Oakland, Seattle

by Jorge Rivas on Dec 7, 2011 3:33PM

Several banks came to the negotiating table with home occupiers in West Oakland, Seattle and San Jose, according to protesters.

Topics: Economy, #Occupy

Thousands of Unemployed Workers Expected to Protest in D.C.

by Jorge Rivas on Dec 6, 2011 12:28PM

The action comes as Congress votes on extending unemployment benefits to 2.2 million unemployed workers.

Topics: Economy, #Occupy

Occupy Birmingham: Immigrant Rights Are Crucial for the 99 Percent

by Jorge Rivas on Dec 5, 2011 2:45PM

Protestors marched on a detention center in Birmingham, Ala., this weekend to decry the state's new immigration enforcement law, which critics say legalizes racial profiling, among other things. Detainees came to the window with signs expressing solidarity.

Topics: Immigration, #Occupy