Another Lesson from #OWS: why we need to pay attention to our opponents

by Christina Antonakos-Wallace Over the last four and a half months, the Occupy Wall Street movement has grown from a small protest in New York’s Financial District to an international movement targeting systemic economic injustice across industries and institutions. For … Continued

“Free Pancho!”: the Occupy Movement Steps Up for Immigrant Rights

“If you want to be a rebel, be kind: human-kind, be both.” - Pancho Pancho Ramos Stierle was known by members of the Fruitvale community in Oakland as a spiritual leader. Following the Occupy Oakland General Strike of November 2, … Continued

Occupying the Food Chain

With a litany of negative circumstances impacting people in this country, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has become both a beacon of hope and a catalyst for change, as so many are feeling that their voices and actions can actually make … Continued

Occupy Oakland Holds Rally In Solidarity with Phoenix, Opposes ALEC

At 5pm on Wednesday, November 30th, Occupy Oakland and community members will rally at Fruitvale Plaza to say no to criminalization, incarceration, and corporate profiteering at the expense of immigrant communities. Fruitvale is a mostly Latino neighborhood in Oakland. According … Continued

Hundreds Attend Protest March to Oakland Area Trader Joe’s

As a sign of continued resistance and struggle, Occupy Oakland watched as another group of protesters took to the streets this past weekend. On Sunday over 200 participants from the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) conference marched two miles to … Continued

Occupy Wall Street Movement Must Unequivocally Reject Antisemitism

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has a unique opportunity to stamp out antisemitism every chance it gets. A fantastic op-ed was recently published calling out the OWS opponents who are focused, not on countering antisemitism, but on using incidents … Continued