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Occupy Wall Street Lives!
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

In Lower Manhattan Tuesday evening, there were people everywhere -- mainly white folks, but still diverse; lots of young people but with a significant number of non-young people. And there was a spirit of hope ...

Showdowns, Deadlines and Escalating Violence: Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

It’s deadline day for Occupy DC: From MSNBC - Occupy protesters in the nation's capital were preparing for a noon Monday deadline set by federal park authorities to end camping at some of the movement ...

The Year of the Protester
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 2:02pm | 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 ...

Thanksgiving at Occupy Wall Street
Originally Posted: 11/29/2011 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

A nice reclamation of the Thanksgiving meal—less like the oppressive tale of pilgrims and native people we learned about in school; more like Jesus feeding the thousands, the beloved community, etc. ...

What Next for the Occupiers?
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 5:24pm | Type: Blog

I’m not suggesting Occupy is a religion; many involved would rightly rebel at the idea. But it is, at least in some sense, an outlook—a strong and necessary outlook that will thrive even in diaspora. ...

Thanks(giving) Be To God!
Originally Posted: 11/23/2011 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

When I reflect on the events of the last year, it is precisely that — the epic blessing of the unexpected — that fills my soul with gratitude. For as long as I can remember, Than ...

A Church Sanctuary for the Occupy Movement
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

Our churches should swing their doors wide and greet the Occupiers with open arms, offering them sanctuary and a feast to say “thank you” for having the courage to take a sacred stand against injustice and ine ...

Colbert on OWS Evictions: "Linking Arms is a Dangerous Act of Aggression."
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 12:41pm | Type: Blog

"The founders never intended indefinite free speech. They assumed after two weeks any protest would be wiped out by small pox.” — Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street: Wednesday November 16, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/16/2011 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

The latest news about the Occupy Wall Street movement from across the nation and around the world. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: Occupy Wall Street Camps Are Today's Hoovervilles ...

#OWS Update: Judge Upholds Eviction of Zuccotti Park Demonstrators
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 8:15pm | Type: Blog

A judge upheld New York City's legal justification for evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters from a park on Tuesday after police in riot gear broke up a two-month-old demonstration against economic ineq ...

Paramilitary attack on Occupy Wall Street: An Eye Witness Account
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

An eye-witness account of the New York City Police Department's early-morning raid on the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Zuccotti Park from the Dave MacMillan, a member of Eighth Day community of the Ch ...

Liberty Has Been Ransacked: MOBILIZE!
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

It’s time for people of faith to get up off the couch, out of the pews, and MOBILIZE! I saw the first tweet at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday: @OccupyWallSt: Raid happening NOW at #libert ...

The Latest News on Occupy Wall Street: Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 2:56pm | Type: Blog

According to the Associated Press: The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction pre ...

Bloomberg Defends Clearing the Occupy Wall Street Encampment at Zuccotti Park
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

The New York Times reports: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Tuesday defended his decision to clear the park in Lower Manhattan that was the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, saying “health and saf ...

New York City Police Raid, Clear Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park Overnight
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

New York City Police in riot gear raided and cleared Zuccotti Park overnight. Early Tuesday morning, New York City police in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in ...

New York City Police Raid, Clear Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park Overnight
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

New York City Police in riot gear raided and cleared Zuccotti Park overnight. Early Tuesday morning, New York City police in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in ...

Must-Read du Jour: "Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging"
Originally Posted: 11/14/2011 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

A story in today's New York Times caught my eye (and my heart) immediately when I saw the headline:"Nuns Who Won't Stop Nudging." Oh how I dearly love a good n ...

Chris Hedges' Occupy Wall Street Statement
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 5:30am | Type: Blog

Christ Hedges' statement on Occupy Wall Street. Editor's Note: Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges made this statement in New York City's Zuccotti Park on Thurs ...

#OccupySunday: Angela Davis Speaks at Occupy Philadelphia
Originally Posted: 10/31/2011 - 7:04am | Type: Blog

According to the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page: According to the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page : Civil Rights activist Angela Davis spoke to a crowd o ...

#OccupySunday: We Are the 100 Percent
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Any society that will not care for its poor, in effect, prefers its rich. Any society that will not care for its poor, in effect, prefers its rich. It may give power ...

News: Quick Links
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

THE NATION: Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They're Not Going Away THE NATION : Where Are The Women At Occupy Wall Street? Everywhere-And They& ...

News: Quick Links 2
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The Side Effects Of Fast-Tracking Deportations The Side Effects Of Fast-Tracking Deportations Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security released its deportation statist ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Without a Vision, the People Will Perish
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

The Occupy Wall Street movement is a month old. Now what? On Sunday afternoon, I stood in Zuccotti Park with several thousand other folks trying to take in the veritable circus that is the Occupation site san ...

Prayers, Songs and Sukkot: A weekend at #OccupyWallStreet in NYC
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | 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. ...

Faith and #OccupyWallStreet: "This is a Holy Spirit moment."
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

Speak, for your servant is listening Remember the Bible story where God calls out to Samuel in the middle of the night and Samuel jumps out of bed and runs to Eli, saying "Here I am," because he doe ...

SOJOURNERS EXCLUSIVE: Salman Rushdie at #OccupyWallStreet
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | 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 ...