Occupy Marks Two-Year Anniversary as Richest 1% in America Continue to Get Richer

By: Tuesday September 17, 2013 11:22 am

Two years ago, a group of Americans in New York City sparked a movement that redefined protest and struggle. Around one hundred people took over a park near Wall Street to call attention to income inequality and economic injustice. Occupy Wall Street participants called themselves “occupiers.” They were a group fed up with what the [...]

CEO of Trade Association Defends Decision to Not Donate to Occupy Sandy

By: Friday November 16, 2012 12:33 pm

A CEO for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Gary Shapiro, has published an editorial, which defends his decision to not donate support the relief effort being undertaken by Occupy Sandy in the aftermath of the superstorm. The op-ed is remarkable because it indicates just how much respect the relief effort has garnered. For background purposes, [...]

Interview: Free Press’ Josh Stearns on Importance of Tracking Journalist Arrests

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 4:51 pm

One year ago today, Zuccotti Park, where Occupy Wall Street had built an encampment, was raided. During the raid and after, the police arrested a number of journalists and attacked some of them (in addition to the occupiers there who were roughed up and arrested). It was one of the first times that became clear [...]

Occupy Sandy Does Not Signify Occupy Wall Street Has Found ‘New Purpose’

By: Monday November 12, 2012 12:33 pm

The media as a collective has never understood the Occupy movement. From November 2011 to the movement’s one-year anniversary, various outlets pronounced the movement dead. The pronouncements ignored the various reasons why the movement appeared to be dead, such as less media coverage and the fact that it has never had a national organization at [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘We are the 99 Percent’ by Tom Morello, Serj Tankian & Tim McIlrath

By: Wednesday October 3, 2012 9:55 am

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in keeping dissent alive and how musicians translate social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has launched a daily feature that highlights a protest song every weekday. Tom Morello, reinvigorated by the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, recorded this song, “We are [...]

Anonymous Releases Sixty Hours of NYPD Footage from Occupy Wall Street Raid

By: Monday September 24, 2012 5:33 pm

Members of the hacktivist group Anonymous have released sixty hours of footage of the raid by the New York Police Department against Occupy Wall Street on November 15, 2011. The footage posted is from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Research Unit (TARU), a surveillance unit that is regularly present at political demonstrations to film police actions. [...]

One Year Since NYPD Officer Pepper Sprayed Occupy Wall Street Protesters

By: Monday September 24, 2012 1:27 pm

(update below) The screams pierced the air of a scene already filled with chaos and disorder fomented by squads of men in blue. The female protesters shrieking were on a street near Union Square in New York City and were part of Occupy Wall Street, which had just taken over Zuccotti Park one week ago. [...]

Protest Song of the Day: ‘We Can’t Make It Here’

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 9:20 am

To recognize the power of protest music, acknowledge its role in keeping dissent alive and how musicians are translating today’s social issues and systemic problems into song, The Dissenter has decided to launch a daily feature that highlights a protest song every day. Written by singer/songwriter James McMurtry, “We Can’t Make It Here,” is a song [...]

Eighteen Noteworthy Musical Performances for the Occupy Movement

By: Monday September 17, 2012 1:51 pm

From its inception, the Occupy movement has had music, with drum circles and occupiers with guitars livening up protest scenes. It has well-known musicians come to Zuccotti Park to play music or sing or rap for occupiers. Occupy Musicians rallied support for the movement in the first months. It managed to convince a long list [...]

Live Blog: One-Year Anniversary of Occupy Movement [#S17]

By: Monday September 17, 2012 10:36 am

10:23 PM EST The police moving in to do a sweep through Zuccotti Park was pure intimidation. The occupiers do not have to be out of the park until midnight. It is as if the NYPD wanted to escalate and create a scene and Bloomberg’s army wanted to make headlines crushing the Occupy movement on [...]

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