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#OWS: 'No, We're Just Renting This Place Out'

What do you do when banks that took billions in taxpayer dollars foreclose on those very same taxpayers? Why, you foreclose on the banks, of course! Occupy Miami decides to move into Wells Fargo and another set of occupiers get comfy in a Bank

Fault Lines: The History Of An Occupation

Fault Lines tells the definitive history of Occupy Wall Street from its early days through the movement's rapid spread up to the brutal crackdown by city officials. In the fall of 2011, New York's Zuccotti Park grabbed the world’s

Morning Open Thread

"I Can't Really Do This Anymore...Unless Those of You Who Are Watching This Want to Join Me" from 'Capitalism: A Love Story' from MMFlint on Vimeo. "You know, I can't really do this anymore ... unless those of you who are watching this in the

Occupy: The Revolution Is Here

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power.

Occupy Homes: The Future Of OWS And Community Solidarity

For the past two years, New York Communities for Change members have seen firsthand the damage that the foreclosure crisis has caused in our communities. Together we’ve watched vacant, boarded-up houses pop up on block after block in Southeast Queens and parts of Brooklyn. We’ve stood with homeowners as they told their stories about sending document after document to their banks in hopes of getting a mortgage modification, only to have the bank lose those documents time and time again...

60 Minutes Asks: 'Why Aren't We Prosecuting Wall Street?'

Big banks, bailouts, secret bailouts, the defective and even fraudulent mortgages that have already led to foreclosure on millions of American's homes; finally, a mainstream media news source is asking why none of the companies involved - or their executives - have been prosecuted.