Occupy Wall Street was the first major U.S. story to thrust me back into domestic news after many years reporting abroad in Asia and the Caribbean. It gave me a good feel for the issues facing many Americans today — foreclosures, student debt, and immigrant and labor rights, the pushback against corporate personhood and the fight for freedom of speech and use of public space. I spent many, many hours and long nights attending General Assemblies and following protesters on marches in New York and Chicago. I’ve assembled a selection of some of my more in-depth articles. Feedback appreciated!
One year later, what ever happened to Occupy Wall Street?
‘Battle for the soul of Occupy’: Activists fear becoming Democratic ‘pet’
‘Tea and Occupy’ — a discussion/debate between members of the two movements
Occupy Congress: Could it be politics as unusual?
To demand or not to demand? That is the ‘Occupy’ question
Dissension among the ranks at Occupy Wall Street
Photoblog: Who is occupying Wall Street?
‘Occupy’ protesters find allies in ranks of the wealthy
Old guard back in the trenches at ‘Occupy’ protests
Tale of a Southern ‘Occupy’: Nashville aims to bridge political divides
Great-grandma: Ready to ‘lose’ my life protesting
US veterans to return war medals