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On Sept. 17, hundreds of people protested against Wall Street greed in Lower Manhattan and marched up Broadway; about 150 people stayed overnight in Zuccotti Park, a privately owned public space near Wall Street. Since then, while living in the park, the protesters have sponsored rallies and marches on most days — and the movement has thrived. Between 1,000 and 1,500 people have reportedly been arrested in protests across the United States, with the largest numbers in New York, Boston and Chicago. Primer | Timeline

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A year later, Occupy evolves with the times

12:05 AM EDT, October 2, 2012

CITY BEAT

A year later, Occupy evolves with the times

The signs on the freshly planted City Hall south lawn list a long string of don'ts.

Goldberg: Obama's tainted bundler

April 24, 2012

Op-Ed

Jonah Goldberg: Goldberg: Obama's tainted bundler

Jon Corzine left Goldman Sachs with a net worth far exceeding even that of Mitt Romney's today. Many accounts of his tenure at Goldman suggest he "failed up" the corporate ladder.

Eviction pushes Occupy protesters in new directions

December 1, 2011

Eviction pushes Occupy protesters in new directions

Within hours of the dismantling of the largest of the remaining Occupy Wall Street-inspired encampments outside Los Angeles City Hall, organizers were framing the eviction as a new beginning.

To clear Occupy camp, LAPD uses new tactics

December 1, 2011

To clear Occupy camp, LAPD uses new tactics

When the end came, it came swiftly and with the shock of an overwhelming force.

7:25 PM EDT, October 15, 2011

'Occupy' protesters take to streets in San Diego and Encinitas

Hundreds of protesters from the Occupy San Diego and Occupy North County movements took to the streets Saturday in San Diego and suburban Encinitas.

Un-Occupying L.A.

December 1, 2011

Editorial

Un-Occupying L.A.

After weeks of uncertainty about when and how the endgame would play out, the Occupy L.A. eviction was the best possible outcome, a tribute to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chief Charlie Beck and a disciplined, creative Los Angeles Police Department. Clearly, the Monday morning dress rehearsal had provided police and protesters ample preparation for the real thing, and both sides showed admirable restraint in the unavoidable confrontation that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.

More than 200 Occupy L.A. protesters remain in jail

December 2, 2011

More than 200 Occupy L.A. protesters remain in jail

More than 200 people arrested during the Occupy L.A. sweep remained in jail Thursday night, drawing protests from civil right attorneys who said many may not face charges and should be freed immediately.

St. Paul's Cathedral dean quits in Occupy London standoff

November 1, 2011

St. Paul's Cathedral dean quits in Occupy London standoff

A senior clergyman resigned Monday over St. Paul's Cathedral's handling of anticapitalist protesters camped outside the church, the second cleric lost to an increasingly tense standoff involving God, mammon and their earthly representatives.

Left behind: Occupiers' treasures become the city's trash

December 1, 2011

Left behind: Occupiers' treasures become the city's trash

There were vinyl albums by Etta James and the punk band X. There were cosmetic kits, one with seven kinds of nail polish. There were sleeping bags, luggage, cutlery, a small red guitar with a broken neck and a collection of Ernest Hemingway stories.

Tensions grow at Occupy L.A. as deadline nears

1:43 AM EST, November 28, 2011

Tensions grow at Occupy L.A. as deadline nears

Activists and L.A. officials faced difficult choices over the next phase of the Occupy L.A. movement as a 12:01 Monday deadline approached for the departure of nearly 700 protesters from an encampment on City Hall grounds.

Hundreds held in Occupy protests across nation

November 18, 2011

Hundreds held in Occupy protests across nation

Reporting from Los Angeles and New York -- Hundreds of people were arrested across the country Thursday in a series of sometimes confrontational street demonstrations protesting efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street-inspired camps.

Three inconvenient truths for Occupy Wall Street

November 30, 2011

Op-Ed

Three inconvenient truths for Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street supporters are claiming credit for at least one political accomplishment: elevating the issue of income inequality to the top of the national conversation.

Oakland site cleared, but protest lives

November 15, 2011

Oakland site cleared, but protest lives

Just 12 hours after police dismantled the Occupy Oakland tent city in a peaceful predawn raid, about 700 protesters returned to the civic center plaza Monday evening, vowing to keep their movement alive but undecided about whether to defy police and retake the site of their monthlong protest.

Oakland engulfed by mostly peaceful protest

November 3, 2011

Oakland engulfed by mostly peaceful protest

Thousands of demonstrators chanted, marched, danced and waved signs Wednesday during a general strike called by Occupy Oakland, a largely peaceful protest that snarled downtown streets, rerouted buses, closed the busy port and drew hundreds of teachers and city workers from classrooms and offices.

Democrats to embrace 'Occupy' themes, if not movement itself

2:28 PM EDT, November 3, 2011

Democrats to embrace 'Occupy' themes, if not movement itself

Occupy Wall Street is not likely to have the kind of effect on Democratic politics that the "tea party" movement has had in the GOP, a leading Democratic strategist said Thursday.

Putting the move in Occupy movement

October 27, 2011

Putting the move in Occupy movement

How will it end?

Occupy L.A. gets new message boards

November 2, 2011

Occupy L.A. gets new message boards

Since the first days of Occupy L.A., protesters have used posters, paintings and hand-printed T-shirts to call for major political and economic change.

Protesters march through downtown L.A.'s financial district

November 6, 2011

Protesters march through downtown L.A.'s financial district

Trying to build on momentum generated by the Occupy movement, hundreds of protesters marched through downtown L.A.'s financial district Saturday to vent frustration with banks, income inequality and Wall Street.

Occupy Wall Street braces for winter

8:40 PM EDT, October 28, 2011

Occupy Wall Street braces for winter

"Is it time to Occupy Miami Beach?" a shivering Max Richmond asked another New York protester as she waited to get Vitamin C near the makeshift medical tent.

Occupy Oakland: Photos of violent night emerge on Twitter

12:04 PM EDT, October 26, 2011

Occupy Oakland: Photos of violent night emerge on Twitter

As Oakland police defended their use of tear gas to disperse protesters Tuesday night, more Occupy Oakland images documenting the night's confrontations were emerging on social media.

Occupy L.A. to rally at school board meeting

10:58 AM EDT, October 18, 2011

Occupy L.A. to rally at school board meeting

Occupy Los Angeles protesters who have set up camp in front of City Hall for the last two weeks say they plan to join forces with the Los Angeles teachers union Tuesday to protest teacher layoffs and other education cuts.

Student loans add to angst at Occupy Wall Street

11:11 PM EDT, October 25, 2011

Student loans add to angst at Occupy Wall Street

For almost a week, Nate Grant has sat cross-legged on a wall at the Occupy Wall Street encampment, holding a cardboard sign that bears his scrawled grievance: "Students Ought Not Be a Means of Profit."

Defiant Occupy Oakland protesters vow to return to plaza

11:53 AM EDT, October 26, 2011

Defiant Occupy Oakland protesters vow to return to plaza

Occupy Oakland protesters, dislodged from their encampment outside City Hall after a march Tuesday night, are organizing to return Wednesday.

Occupy Oakland: More than 100 arrested; police defend tactics

8:08 AM EDT, October 26, 2011

Occupy Oakland: More than 100 arrested; police defend tactics

Police arrested more than 100 people during a night of clashes with Occupy Oakland protesters throughout the city's downtown area.

Chinese leaders grow nervous about Occupy Wall Street

3:18 AM EDT, October 20, 2011

Chinese leaders grow nervous about Occupy Wall Street

On Oct. 6, Occupy Wall Street inspired some little-noticed sympathy in Zhengzhou, a city in central China's Henan province, when hundreds of pensioners and Communist Party members gathered to express their solidarity with the movement.

McManus: Obama in the Occupy Wall Street camp

October 20, 2011

Doyle McManus: McManus: Obama in the Occupy Wall Street camp

With polls showing broad support for the movement, President Obama tries to turn the anger into an electoral advantage.

Occupy Wall Street protesters serenaded by Pete Seeger

1:01 PM EDT, October 22, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters serenaded by Pete Seeger

Folk music legend Pete Seeger led Occupy Wall Street protesters in song late Friday in Manhattan.

Occupational hazard: Where's the toilet?

October 23, 2011

Occupational hazard: Where's the toilet?

Occupations such as those underway in cities across the country pose staggering logistical problems. Large numbers of people must be fed and kept reasonably warm and dry. Trash has to be removed; medical care and rudimentary security provided. But for the individual occupier, one problem often overshadows everything else: Where am I going to pee?

Indigenous Peoples' Committee joins Occupy L.A.

9:52 PM EDT, October 21, 2011

Indigenous Peoples' Committee joins Occupy L.A.

As Occupy Los Angeles rounds out its third week, other groups that have set up camp on City Hall grounds have added to the movement's various voices.

Occupy L.A. protesters plan to expand their encampment

11:25 PM EDT, October 19, 2011

Occupy L.A. protesters plan to expand their encampment

Occupy L.A. protesters camped outside City Hall plan to expand their demonstration to other downtown city property, perhaps as early as Wednesday evening.

Newton: City Hall's embrace of Occupy L.A.

October 24, 2011

Jim Newton: Newton: City Hall's embrace of Occupy L.A.

What's a rebel to do? In New York, demonstrators have tussled with police, and in Rome, authorities used tear gas on them. Meanwhile, members of Occupy L.A. pitched their tents, erected their signs and girded for battle with the establishment, only to discover that City Hall has no interest in fighting back.

Is Occupy Wall Street invading MTV's 'The Real World'?

3:43 PM EDT, October 18, 2011

Is Occupy Wall Street invading MTV's 'The Real World'?

Seven thousand strangers gathering in the streets under the banner of Occupy Wall Street get picked to live in a house and have their lives taped? Not quite. One, maybe.

No arrests yet at 'respectful' Occupy L.A. protests, police say

11:21 AM EDT, October 18, 2011

No arrests yet at 'respectful' Occupy L.A. protests, police say

Unlike its counterparts in other major cities, the 17-day Occupy Los Angeles movement that has taken over the lawn around L.A. City Hall hasn't led to any arrests, police said.

Repairing Occupy L.A. damage to City Hall lawn could cost $400,000

4:51 PM EDT, October 19, 2011

Repairing Occupy L.A. damage to City Hall lawn could cost $400,000

Los Angeles officials say repairing damage to the City Hall lawn where hundreds of Occupy L.A. protesters are camped out could cost the city up to $400,000.

Protesters disrupt John Boehner's golf game in Newport Beach

11:44 AM EDT, October 18, 2011

Protesters disrupt John Boehner's golf game in Newport Beach

A weekend of worldwide protest spilled over into Orange County on Monday as about 40 left-leaning activists protested House Speaker John Boehner's visit to the Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach.

Occupy L.A. forces farmer's market to move across street

2:12 PM EDT, October 20, 2011

Occupy L.A. forces farmer's market to move across street

Downtown workers who have become accustomed to lunching on the grass at the weekly Thursday farmer's market outside City Hall will have to walk across the street, at least while the Occupy L.A. encampment remains on the lawn.

Labor, immigrant groups join Occupy L.A. at rally

10:23 PM EDT, October 19, 2011

Labor, immigrant groups join Occupy L.A. at rally

Since Occupy L.A. set up camp outside City Hall last month, the movement has given momentum to other groups.

Gallup poll: Government more to blame than Wall Street for woes

2:03 PM EDT, October 18, 2011

Gallup poll: Government more to blame than Wall Street for woes

Despite the growing effect of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Americans are far more likely to blame their economic woes on the federal government rather than major financial institutions, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll released Tuesday.

Students visit Occupy L.A. for lesson in democracy

6:50 PM EDT, October 18, 2011

Students visit Occupy L.A. for lesson in democracy

About 30 schoolchildren took a field trip Tuesday afternoon -- not to the aquarium -- but rather to City Hall, the epicenter of Occupy Los Angeles.

Occupy Wall Street, uptown edition: One man's vigil

3:20 PM EDT, October 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street, uptown edition: One man's vigil

Dressed in a nice wool sweater and jeans, Bob Heller turned up this chilly Monday morning at a subway stop in tony uptown Manhattan with a protest placard that read: "Make democracy a reality: Don't let 1% rule 99%. Join Subway Satellite of Occupy Wall Street!"

Cornel West, others arrested at Supreme Court won't be prosecuted

3:26 PM EDT, October 17, 2011

Cornel West, others arrested at Supreme Court won't be prosecuted

Cornel West and other protesters arrested Sunday on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement will not be prosecuted.

Occupy San Diego movement dwindling to dedicated few

6:02 PM EDT, October 17, 2011

Occupy San Diego movement dwindling to dedicated few

The Occupy movement in some locales is growing in numbers and energy, but the Occupy San Diego movement seems to have dwindled.

Hundreds join Occupy O.C. protest while others scoff

6:31 PM EDT, October 16, 2011

Hundreds join Occupy O.C. protest while others scoff

Resting on his bicycle between two fellow riders, Newport Beach resident Jeff Yeargain waited and watched with apparent contempt as more than 500 people marched across his path toward a major Irvine intersection.

Occupy Wall Street: Most N.Y. voters back protests, poll finds

2:24 PM EDT, October 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: Most N.Y. voters back protests, poll finds

Two-thirds of New York City voters agree with the views of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who have taken over a Lower Manhattan park to protest corporate greed, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.

Obama: Occupy protests 'not that different' from tea party

1:49 PM EDT, October 18, 2011

Obama: Occupy protests 'not that different' from tea party

President Obama is linking the tea party movement with the Occupy Wall Street protests, saying they both speak to the belief of some Americans that they are "separated from government."

Occupy Wall Street inspires the 'I'm getting arrested' app

7:40 AM EDT, October 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street inspires the 'I'm getting arrested' app

A new Android app inspired by Occupy Wall Street and other protests sweeping the globe allows protesters to notify family, friends and even their legal team that they are being arrested.

Occupy movement raises voices in Washington

4:21 PM EDT, October 15, 2011

Occupy movement raises voices in Washington

As protests against the financial system spread around the world Saturday, marchers in Washington, D.C., shouted slogans in front of the Treasury Department and held up signs reading "foreclosed" in front of downtown bank branches.

Occupy Long Beach ends with arrests, citations

10:50 AM EDT, October 17, 2011

Occupy Long Beach ends with arrests, citations

Occupy Long Beach ended Sunday with arrests and citations after demonstrators clashed with police trying to usher them out of a public park.

12:36 PM EDT, October 15, 2011

Occupy San Diego issues public appeal for bail money

After the arrest of two protesters Friday, the Occupy San Diego movement has added something to its list of requested donations: money for bail.

Occupy Wall Street activists cool to celebrities' visit

October 13, 2011

Occupy Wall Street activists cool to celebrities' visit

Most groups that count on donations might welcome nods of support from someone with the deep pockets of superstar Kanye West or the influence of activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton.

Cornel West one of 19 arrested at Supreme Court

10:07 PM EDT, October 16, 2011

Cornel West one of 19 arrested at Supreme Court

Liberal professor Cornel West was one of 19 people arrested on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Sunday, according to the Associated Press, as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

6:02 PM EDT, October 15, 2011

'We are the 99%,' L.A. marchers chant at protest

Hundreds take to the streets of downtown to vent frustration over dismal job prospects and the failure of government to get the economy back on track.

8:30 PM EDT, October 14, 2011

Some Occupy San Diego protesters remain; two arrested, tents removed

Several dozen Occupy San Diego protesters remained Friday night in the plaza behind City Hall after a day in which police forcibly removed their tents and other structures and two protesters were arrested.

8:46 AM EDT, October 14, 2011

Occupy San Diego protesters get new deadline to move their stuff

San Diego police have set a new 7 a.m. deadline for Occupy San Diego protesters in the City Hall plaza to remove their tents and other property or risk arrest.

7:24 AM EDT, October 14, 2011

Cleanup of Occupy Wall Street protest site is postponed

The owners of the park where anti-greed protesters have gathered for almost a month told the mayor's office they will postpone cleaning the area Friday, heading off an anticipated clash between police and hundreds who were determined to hold their ground.

6:47 PM EDT, October 12, 2011

Large swath of public unsure what to think about 'Occupy' protests

Many Americans haven't yet decided what to think about the Occupy Wall Street protests that have spread across the country, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

2:24 PM EDT, October 15, 2011

Occupy L.A. marches through downtown; MoveOn to protest too

Hundreds of marchers set out from an encampment at City Hall and moved south along Spring Street shortly after 10 a.m., carrying signs such as "Get Money Out of Politics" and "Corporations are Not People."

4:54 PM EDT, October 13, 2011

Opinion: How Occupy Wall Street can change its 'flea party' image

Occupy Wall Street has confused reporters, ruffled conservatives, turned off feminists and garnered comparisons to the tea party since its inception almost a month ago. While the grass-roots movement certainly has its heart in the right place, the so-called 99% has failed thus far to craft a clear mission.

11:53 AM EDT, October 15, 2011

Protesters in London support Occupy Wall Street

Thousands of protesters had flooded into London's financial area by midday Saturday, vowing support for their counterparts in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Occupy Wall Street braces for showdown

12:15 AM EDT, October 14, 2011

Occupy Wall Street braces for showdown

Wall Street protesters were preparing Thursday for a confrontation with authorities who are expected to enforce new rules in the Lower Manhattan park where the demonstrators have been camped out for almost a month.

12:53 PM EDT, October 12, 2011

Occupy S.F. protesters arrested outside Wells Fargo Bank

San Francisco police have arrested at least 11 Occupy San Francisco protesters blocking the entrance to Wells Fargo's corporate headquarters.

5:56 AM EDT, October 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street spirit spreads through Pacific Rim

The protests against corporate greed born last month on New York's Wall Street spread to the world's Asia-Pacific region Saturday, with similar marches staged in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.

12:05 PM EDT, October 14, 2011

Police remove Occupy San Diego tents, 1 protester arrested

Meeting only token resistance, police removed the Occupy San Diego tents and other property Friday morning from the plaza behind City Hall. One man was arrested.

11:50 AM EDT, October 13, 2011

Bill Clinton: Occupy Wall Street is 'a positive thing'

Former president Bill Clinton paid a visit to "The Late Show" last night, where he expounded on subjects as wide-ranging as the benefits of a vegan diet and the Chinese appetite for American debt. But the majority of his appearance was devoted to a discussion of the growing Occupy Wall Street movement.

Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested during impromptu march

7:26 PM EDT, October 14, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested during impromptu march

Police arrest about 10 people taking a victory lap in Lower Manhattan after the planned cleaning of Zuccotti Park is canceled. Those who have been camped out at the park for 28 days saw the cleaning as a ploy to evict them.

11:12 AM EDT, October 14, 2011

Police issue warning, begin arrests in Occupy San Diego protest

San Diego police began to arrest Occupy San Diego protesters Friday morning for refusing to remove their tents and other property from the plaza behind City Hall.

2:52 AM EDT, October 14, 2011

Some Occupy San Diego protesters move to Balboa Park, others stay put

Dozens of Occupy San Diego protesters began moving to an alternate site in Balboa Park on Thursday night after police warned that they could be arrested if they did not move their tents and other structures from the plaza behind City Hall.

8:10 AM EDT, October 14, 2011

Elated Occupy Wall Street protesters march on Broadway

Occupy Wall Street protesters, uplifted by the postponement of a cleanup of Zuccotti Park, where they had been gathering, marched early Friday morning on Broadway in lower Manhattan.

Occupy Wall Street shifts from protest to policy phase

October 12, 2011

Michael Hiltzik: Occupy Wall Street shifts from protest to policy phase

How do you know when a protest movement is starting to scare the pants off the establishment?

October 13, 2011

Op-Ed

Wall Street protests: A long American tradition

The only thing really surprising about the Occupy Wall Street movement is that it didn't happen sooner. The United States has a long history of friction over policies that enable an elite to thrive at the expense of ordinary people.

7:03 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

Anti-greed protesters march to Rupert Murdoch's place

Perhaps never have so many people walked past the Valentino and Emilio Pucci stores without stopping to gape at the expensive goodies in the windows, but the crowd marching through Manhattan's chic Upper East Side on Tuesday wasn't looking for shoes or handbags.

A festival, a rebellion, an awakening

October 12, 2011

Steve Lopez: A festival, a rebellion, an awakening

I pitched a tent Monday night in a neighborhood of the angry, the disaffected and the disillusioned.

3:26 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

Wall Street, slammed by protests, may soon feel job-loss pain

When the Occupy Wall Street movement began last month, protesters excoriated the 1% who live at the top of the nation's economic pyramid -- saying they had prospered at the expense of the other 99% of Americans. And now, some lesser players on Wall Street may be joining Main Street in feeling the nation's economic pain, according to data released Tuesday.

9:33 PM EDT, October 7, 2011

Several hundred in 'Occupy San Diego' movement march downtown

Several hundred demonstrators under the banner "Occupy San Diego" took to downtown streets late Friday afternoon in support of their message that Wall Street is ripping off America.

<b>Lopez:</b> Is Occupy Los Angeles making a difference?

12:33 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

Lopez: Is Occupy Los Angeles making a difference?

If Monday night was any indication, it's hard to get much sleep at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment outside City Hall.

Washington, D.C., has its turn in the anti-Wall Street spotlight

8:15 PM EDT, October 6, 2011

Washington, D.C., has its turn in the anti-Wall Street spotlight

On Thursday, more than 500 chanting people kicked off what became Washington, D.C.'s biggest version to date of the Occupy Wall Street protests -- with many of the protesters seemingly willing to sleep overnight for days in sleeping bags, tents and cardboard boxes painted up as foreclosed homes.

9:41 PM EDT, October 6, 2011

Is Occupy Wall Street a tea party for Democrats?

As protests aimed at shaming Wall Street continued near New York's financial heart, they raised a tantalizing prospect for beleaguered liberals: Their side may, unexpectedly, be witnessing the redefinition of a coming election year that was supposed to be all about an "enthusiasm gap" for Democrats against charged-up Republicans.

10:39 AM EDT, October 11, 2011

Tea party group slams Occupy Wall Street; arrests grow

As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to spread—with massive arrests Monday night in Boston—the tea party wants you to know that the progressive protests have nothing in common with its own grass-roots effort.

Occupy San Diego protesters vow to remain camped out at City Hall

8:40 PM EDT, October 8, 2011

Occupy San Diego protesters vow to remain camped out at City Hall

Several hundred protesters in the Occupy San Diego movement remained camped out late Saturday on the downtown plaza behind City Hall -- vowing to remain there indefinitely.

Hundreds of protesters take over downtown intersection

4:29 PM EDT, October 6, 2011

Hundreds of protesters take over downtown intersection

Police said Thursday that the number of protesters that had been picketing banks downtown has swelled to about 500 and that a march had taken over the intersection of 7th and Figueroa streets. Officers in riot gear were dispatched to the scene and arrests may be imminent if the protesters did not disperse, police said.

7:19 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

Occupy San Diego calls out for supplies

The organizers of Occupy San Diego have put out a plea for items.

More arrests after Occupy Wall Street march

11:44 AM EDT, October 6, 2011

More arrests after Occupy Wall Street march

A protest against corporate greed that drew thousands of people to a Lower Manhattan square led to more than two dozen arrests Wednesday night when some supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement tried to actually occupy Wall Street.

Occupy Wall Street: The new Populists?

October 6, 2011

Op-Ed

Occupy Wall Street: The new Populists?

They call themselves the 99 Percenters. "We are occupying Wall Street," they say, encamped by the hundreds in a park dubbed Liberty Square in Lower Manhattan's financial district, and now seconded by satellite groups at L.A.'s City Hall, in San Francisco and in Chicago, Boston, St. Louis and dozens of other cities. "We will use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation," they avow, "to restore democracy in America." For the last two weeks, their numbers have ebbed and flowed. They are young, many of them college educated, most of them jobless — most of them feeling they've been robbed of a workable future. They're sleeping in tents, sharing food, communicating by social media and participating in what their website calls a nonviolent, "leaderless resistance movement" to denounce "the greed and corruption of the 1%." They hold signs that say, "People not profit" and "Populism not corporate fascism."

Iranian commander labels U.S. protests as 'American Spring'

9:04 AM EDT, October 10, 2011

Iranian commander labels U.S. protests as 'American Spring'

An Iranian military commander has labeled the protests spreading from New York's Wall Street to other U.S. cities the beginning of an "American Spring," likening them to the uprisings that toppled Arab autocrats in the Middle East, Iran's official news agency reported.

Bank protesters arrested after trying to cash $673-billion check

4:53 PM EDT, October 6, 2011

Bank protesters arrested after trying to cash $673-billion check

Los Angeles police arrested 10 people Thursday afternoon at a downtown Bank of America branch after they marched in and tried to cash a check for $673 billion, officials said.

Occupy Wall Street has company in Washington, D.C.

7:15 PM EDT, October 5, 2011

Occupy Wall Street has company in Washington, D.C.

Another fall day in Washington, D.C., another protest. First there was Occupy Wall Street. Beginning Thursday, there will also be Stop the Machine.

Wall Street-style protests target downtown Los Angeles bank

3:13 PM EDT, October 6, 2011

Wall Street-style protests target downtown Los Angeles bank

Occupy L.A. has stepped up its protests by picketing the residence of a banking executive and staging a rally Thursday in front of a downtown Chase bank branch.

Occupy Wall Street? What about Occupy Sesame Street?

8:26 PM EDT, October 5, 2011

Occupy Wall Street? What about Occupy Sesame Street?

You've heard of Occupy Wall Street, but how about Occupy Sesame Street? That's a newish hash tag -- #occupysesamestreet -- that has emerged on Twitter over the last two weeks, with tweets that are less strident and more absurd than those associated with #occupywallstreet.

AFL-CIO Chief Richard Trumka backs Occupy Wall Street protests

3:13 PM EDT, October 5, 2011

AFL-CIO Chief Richard Trumka backs Occupy Wall Street protests

The U.S. labor movement will support demonstrations around the country by anti-Wall Street protesters, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said Wednesday.

Occupy Seattle protests beset first by rain, now by loss of tents

8:54 PM EDT, October 5, 2011

Occupy Seattle protests beset first by rain, now by loss of tents

There's been a special Pacific Northwest-style treat for the 100 or so protesters who have been occupying a downtown park for one of the West Coast assaults on Wall Street politics known as Occupy Seattle -- rain.

Unions, civic groups to join Occupy Wall Street march

1:07 PM EDT, October 5, 2011

Unions, civic groups to join Occupy Wall Street march

Unions and civic groups will join Wednesday with protesters from Occupy Wall Street to march in Manhattan, enlarging what started as an anti-establishment protest of perhaps a few hundred unemployed, mainly college-aged people.

11:32 AM EDT, October 3, 2011

Occupy L.A. keeps economic protest alive outside City Hall

Protesters fed up with Wall Street's practices and influence woke up Monday to their third morning of camping outside Los Angeles City Hall.

Lone protester launches Occupy USC vigil

3:08 PM EDT, October 4, 2011

Lone protester launches Occupy USC vigil

As anti-greed protesters camped on the sidewalk outside Los Angeles City Hall for a third night, a lone student launched his own sleep-in at USC.

Thousands march in Occupy Wall Street protest

5:25 PM EDT, October 5, 2011

Thousands march in Occupy Wall Street protest

Thousands of people waving signs and chanting slogans marched Wednesday afternoon from Occupy Wall Street's encampment in Lower Manhattan's financial district to Foley Square in front of the courthouse to press their anti-greed message.

Hundreds of protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

October 2, 2011

Hundreds of protesters arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

About 700 protesters were arrested Saturday in a demonstration against corporate greed and other social inequalities after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours, New York City police said.

12:36 AM EDT, October 2, 2011

Economic protesters remain camped out at L.A. City Hall

After a daylong protest against what they view as inequities in economic policies, more than 100 protesters remained on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday night, drumming, singing and discoursing on fiscal policy.

Another day, another march: Occupy Wall Street endures

11:02 AM EDT, October 3, 2011

Another day, another march: Occupy Wall Street endures

Patrick M. Barth didn't plan on getting arrested when he set out on foot to protest corporate greed, but he was one of about 700 demonstrators who found themselves in jail cells over the weekend as tensions escalated between New York police and a movement now in its third week of a Manhattan sit-in.

Economic protesters gather at Los Angeles City Hall

4:57 PM EDT, October 1, 2011

Economic protesters gather at Los Angeles City Hall

Several hundred people marched on Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday to protest the nation's economic climate and encourage political involvement.

Occupy Los Angeles protesters camp for second night at City Hall

1:07 AM EDT, October 3, 2011

Occupy Los Angeles protesters camp for second night at City Hall

Protesters who have camped outside Los Angeles City Hall since Saturday, inspired by on-going Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York, will spend a second night sleeping on the pavement this evening.

Downtown L.A. becomes a stage for protest and performance art

12:11 AM EDT, October 3, 2011

Downtown L.A. becomes a stage for protest and performance art

Downtown Los Angeles was transformed into a set for political theater over the weekend, with protesters pitching tents in front of City Hall and performance artists dancing on floats meandering through the streets.

Reader photos: Southern California Moments Day 275

7:00 PM EDT, October 2, 2011

Reader photos: Southern California Moments Day 275

Occupy LA protesters gather in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, Oct. 1, in this photo captured by reader Bullet Salvador.

Occupy Wall Street protesters driven by varying goals

8:48 PM EDT, September 29, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters driven by varying goals

Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon have dropped in. A seasoned diplomat dispenses free advice. Supporters send everything from boxes of food and clothes to Whole Foods gift cards. They even have their own app, for the legions of fans following them on iPhones and Androids.

Occupy Wall Street's message

October 4, 2011

Editorial

Occupy Wall Street's message

The pundit class has largely ignored, dismissed or mocked the Occupy Wall Street protest (the Wall Street Journal's editorial page, for example, calls the protesters "a collection of ne'er-do-wells raging against Wall Street, or something"). We too find it hard to get especially worked up over a series of small demonstrations in a handful of cities, including Los Angeles, involving mostly disaffected people who have trouble expressing what it is they're against. But isn't that how the "tea party" started out?

Anti-corruption activists plan on 'occupying' Los Angeles

6:42 PM EDT, September 28, 2011

Anti-corruption activists plan on 'occupying' Los Angeles

The planned encampment, to be set up at L.A. City Hall, will protest the corruption of an economic and political system that has allowed a small fraction of Americans to grow rich "while the rest of us have gotten poorer," the group Occupy Los Angeles said in a statement to the media Wednesday.

Protesters set up camp in front of Los Angeles City Hall

6:26 PM EDT, October 2, 2011

Protesters set up camp in front of Los Angeles City Hall

Inspired by the anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York, several hundred protesters set up camp in front of Los Angeles City Hall this weekend, saying they are there to stay.

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