Occupy Wall Street

 
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The significance of May Day

On May 1, 1886, approximately 35,000 workers walked off their jobs, demanding the standardization of eight-hour workdays. Many labor historians point to this day in U.S. history as the inception of International Worker’s Day, more commonly referred to as May Day.

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Occupy Wall Street, the 2012 election and the problem of income inequality in America

Occupy Wall Street has big plans. But what should the protesters be talking about? Deciding who’s to blame for inequality might be a place to start.

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Occupy Wall Street: Unemployment is not going away, and neither are we

It’s spring, and Occupy Wall Street is staging a comeback, with a potentially powerful new message: Even the recent economic recovery is leaving most Americans behind.

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In overnight raids, police dislodge Occupy encampments in L.A. and Philadelphia

Police dispersed Occupy protesters in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, raising the question, once again, of what’s next for the two-month-old movement.

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UC Davis still reeling after police pepper spray students

Students and faculty members at UC Davis are calling for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after campus police pepper-sprayed students at close range Friday. Katehi stressed that the campus community must move forward.

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In stand-off with police at Union Square, two sides of the Occupy Wall Street movement

In a city-wide “Day of Action” on Thursday, some protesters engaged in peaceful dialogue about issues, while others provoked confrontations with the police.

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Occupy movement at a crossroads as evictions spread

As city governments’ patience wears thin with Occupy encampments, protesters look for ways to shift their tactics. One push has been to target home foreclosures.

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The Penn State riots, the 99 percent and the powerful psychology of group identity

Why did Penn State students riot over Joe Paterno’s firing? And why has Occupy Wall Street been so effective? It has to do with the power of group-think and the nature of human identity.

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Egyptians march in support of Occupy Wall Street. Are there parallels with the Arab Spring?

Protesters in Eqypt marched on the U.S. embassy Friday to show their solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Are there parallels between the protests in the U.S. and the Arab Spring?