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NC Pastor to Kick Off Second Year of Demonstrations
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

North Carolina’s weekly protests against Republican-backed legislative initiatives last year brought thousands of people to the state Capitol in Raleigh each Monday chanting, “Forward together, not one step ba ...

We Are Unstoppable! Another World Is Possible!
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

Christopher Sofolo reflects on the NATO demonstrations in Chicago earlier this month: "Amidst a swirl of percussion the crowd was chanting: 'We are unstoppable! Another world is possible!'" ...

The Year of the Protester
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

According to TIME Magazine, 2011 is the year of “The Protester.” I love seeing who is chosen as TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. Pres ...

The Unlikely Voice of a Generation: Dorli Rainey is "Maude" to the Occupy Movement's "Harold"
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 8:31am | Type: Blog

"It's so easy to say, 'Well, I'm going to retire, I'm going to sit around and watch television or eat bon-bons," Rainey told Olbermann. "But somebody's got to keep them ...

Seattle's 'Disastrous' Response to the '99 WTO Protests Is A Cautionary Tale for NYPD
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

Writing in The Nation, Norm Stamper, who served as Seattle's police chief during the 1999 World Trade Organization protests, says his "disastrous response" a dozen years ago should have been a c ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street Under Siege: Judge Allows Occupiers Back In, 5K+ books destroyed, Journalists Arrested, Protesters Occupy Church Lot
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street Under Siege: Judge Allows Occupiers Back In, 5K+ Books from OWS Library Destroyed by Police, Journalists Arrested, Protesters Occupy Church Lot ...

A Confession to the Occupy Movement
Originally Posted: 11/11/2011 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

It seems to me that public confession and repentance might be the best way to communicate our support for the Occupy Movement with appropriate humility. As I have read about the ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Occupy Wall Street reaches one month Read more about the historic first month HERE. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication: Quotes to remember Occupy Wall Street reaches ...

Prayers, Songs and Sukkot: A weekend at #OccupyWallStreet in NYC
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

New York City. Saturday - Sunday October 15-16, 2011 in Zuccotti Park, Lower Manhattan. With prayers from the weekly Multi-Faith Service, led by the Rev. Michael Ellick of Judson Memorial Church. ...

SOJOURNERS EXCLUSIVE: Salman Rushdie at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Sunday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, I ran into Salman Rushdie, who was walking nonchalantly through Zuccotti Park with his son. Sunday afternoon in Lower Manhattan, I r ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Zuccotti Park Cleaning Cancelled Early Friday
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

The clean up of Zuccotti Park -- announced by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday -- by city workers has been scrapped as of early Friday a.m. The clean up of Zuccotti ...

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever present, deep in the American democratic spirit. You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever ...

Alabama Immigration News Roundup
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Alabama Workers Skip Work to Protest Immigration Laws THE HUFFINGTON POST: Hey Alabama, Take A Hint From California ASSOCIATED PRESS: Alabama Workers Ski ...

The Video Everyone's Talking About: FoxNews Gets Served by "Occupier"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Says the New York Observer: Says the New York Observer : The speaker giving Fox News the buisness is Jesse LaGreca, a vocal member of the Occupy Wall Street ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Fox News takes a poll on #OccupyWallStreet. ... Bet they weren't expecting this: Will Occupy Wall Street's spark reshape our politics? Fox News takes a poll on #Occu ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Playing with Fire and Corraling the Golden Calf
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

"The Lord said to Moses, 'Go down at once! Your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have acted perversely; they have been quick to turn ...

Jim Wallis on #OccupyWallStreet: "This Could Really Change Things" (Video)
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Last week, Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, visited with #OccupyWallStreet demonstrators in New York City. Last week, Sojourners CEO, the Rev. Jim Wallis, visited wi ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Generation Finds Its Voice
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Like many of my contemporaries, I found the non-violent protests in Egypt that led to regime change earlier this year terribly inspiring. But, also like many in my generation, I never thought such a movement ...

Video Commentary:"New Hashtag...#Didn'tYouEverLearnToShare?"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

+ Video may contain brief coarse language + + Video may contain brief coarse language + "And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Hand Gestures, Health Care and the Birth of a New Paradigm
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW YORK, N.Y. NEW YORK, N.Y. Great to see this on the Great to see this on the ground reporting. Co-sign Greg's comment. Keep Co-s ...

#OccupyWallStreet: The Faith Factor
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Slowly but surely, as media coverage of the #OccupyWallStreet demonstrations in New York and across the country continues to grow, attention is turning toward what the spiritual/religious/faith elements are t ...

Jon Stewart: Media to #OccupyWallStreet, "What's Up, Brotesters?"
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

The Daily Show Oh, Mr. Stewart, how we love you... The Daily Show Oh, Mr. Stewart, how we love you... The protesters' stated, ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Bruce Came From Vermont...
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Bruce came from Vermont. "God is here," he said. "It might not be as direct as you are looking for but God's here." The first thing I saw when I walked toward the pa ...

#OccupyWallStreet: "The First Time I Slept on the Street Was Seven Years Ago..."
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The first time I slept on the streets was seven years ago. Last night in New York City, I slept on the street again, near the corner of Cedar Street and Trinity Place in "Liberty Park&q ...

Praying for Peace and Looking for Jesus at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Afghanistan. Friday marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Afghanistan. In ...