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

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

Indy Rapper Brother Ali's #Occupation in Black Minneapolis

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.

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Elected Officials Run and Lock Doors as Jobless Storm Capitol

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.

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

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

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

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

Occupy Birmingham: Immigrant Rights Are Crucial for the 99 Percent

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.

Bronx Students Occupy Public Education, Release 10-Point Plan

These high school students rock.

Occupy Oakland's Pancho Stierle Released Pending Deportation Hearing

Meanwhile, he’s criticized the city for closing schools and spending millions to fight Occupy protesters.

Peaceful Occupy Oakland Protester Faces Deportation

Francisco “Pancho” Ramos Stierle was arrested on Monday while meditating outside of Oakland’s City Hall.

5 Occuprint Posters Tell the Tale of Global Solidarity for 99 Percent

From Brooklyn to Indonesia, artists have have helped articulate a deeply personal political narrative.

Mamas of Color and Their Kids Tell Greedy Banks: It's Time to Share

Last Friday, a group of toddlers were out to teach big banks an important lesson.

Occupy Oakland Plans for General Strike, Occupation of Foreclosed Homes

Occupy Oakland organizers hope to make history again by shutting down the city: the last general strike in the U.S. was in Oakland in 1946.

Forget Diversity, It's About "Occupying" Racial Inequity

The Occupy movement is clearly unifying, and centralizing racial equity will help to sustain that unity. This won’t happen accidentally or automatically. It’ll take more of the difficult work that’s already underway in several local movements.

The Police Raid on Occupy Oakland Was Nothing New for This City

This week’s chaos was the latest in at least two years of violent responses to public protest–and a long string of violence against suspects in black neighborhoods.

Occupy Oakland Faces a Troubled Police Dept.--and Historic Mayor

Oakland’s first Asian-American mayor, Jean Quan, has authorized violent police raids on the Occupy Oakland encampment. For many protestors of color, the move raised questions about the face–and complexion–of the power they’re fighting.

300 Colorado Homeowners Close Their Accounts at Wells Fargo

On Tuesday, 300 members of the Colorado Progressive Coalition divested from the state’s largest bank.