Occupy Wall Street

Why Our Right To Vote Is The Key To Global Justice

John Bunzl | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

If there's one thing global justice activists have given up on, it's the vote. With citizens losing faith in party politics and Green parties far from power, over the past few decades activists and campaigners have increasingly turned to other tools like lobbying, protesting, occupying, petitioning and direct action.

Liberal And Lost: The Pitfalls Of The New Protest Movement

Max Sanderson | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics
Max Sanderson

In a perfect world, everyone's each and every need would be catered for but as we all know, this world is far from perfect. And so we aim to reach a consensus of what is best for most of us (including for "low information, non-city dwelling bigots"). And by doing this, we realise that representation can never be full in its entirety. And polarisation of opinion will always occur.

Protest in the Digital Age

David Wilson | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Tech
David Wilson

Today you can protest as you sip your latte. A Facebook friend may have forwarded you a Change.org petition about something they feel strongly about. Whatever the issue - from saving the Himalayan snow leopard to taxing Top Shop - you enter your name, adding a short comment, if you can spare the time.

Will Occupy Wall Street Take Place in Indonesia?

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Politics
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Recently, a massive demonstration took place in Jakarta, organised by a group of taxi and three-wheeler drivers. As reported by several media outlets,...

Why Rockstars Need to Be on the Front Lines Again

Adam Jung | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

Artists are the most powerful people in our societies. They influence public opinion. They make culture. The define our reality. Donating money's nice. But if artists want to really make an impact, they need to be on the front lines.

London Awaits The Million Mask March

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters are set to descend on Parliament Square this evening for the annual bonfire night protest lead by the hacktivist collective An...

Russell Brand Becomes Face Of UK's Anonymous Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Comedian Russell Brand, who appeared at a Huff Post UK event on Monday, last night took his calls for revolution one step further, becoming the face o...

Anonymous Protest Stops Traffic In Trafalgar Square

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

An Anonymous protest in London on Tuesday evening has led to clashes with the police after thousands took to the streets, many wearing the now infamou...

Big Pay-Off For Police Officer Caught Pepper-Spraying Peaceful Protesters

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The notorious police officer who pepper-sprayed peaceful student protesters from just several feet away has been awarded £25,000. The now iconic i...

It Makes More Sense to Just Burn Down the Banks

Adam Jung | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

I'm not advocating taking a torch to your local bank branch in California, but if you're going to face thirteen years for drawing with chalk, objectively, it makes more since to make sure the building is empty of people and just burn the bank down. That, more than anything, should show the absurdity of the charges these activists are facing and the creeping authoritarianism of the state.

Riotous Activism: How Comedians Are Helping Change the World

Sadaf Fahim | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Sadaf Fahim

The best comedy is usually an act of extraordinary bravery. When a standup comic gets up in front of a crowd, armed with nothing but a microphone, they're already doing something many of us would be afraid to do. But the truly great comics, the ones who leave their audiences changed in some way, they show their bravery in their material.

Obama is a 'Wretched Coward' and Israel is a 'Lunatic State,' but Norman Finkelstein is Still Optimistic....

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

Political scientist, activist and author of the Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah, the famous Dr. Norman Finkelstein was in Belgium, to talk abou...

2012: Another Year of Apathy in the UK

Justin Cash | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Politics
Justin Cash

2012 has certainly been an eventful year. For many in Britain, sporting glory will be the enduring memory of all that has passed. For others, it will be the spectacle of the Royal family, through times of both celebration and of controversy. For me, however, it is the continued apathy of the British population towards politics that has defined 2012.

With Occupy Sandy Relief, Occupy Wall Street Becomes a Movement

Adam Jung | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

Almost fifteen months later, with Occupy Sandy, we see dramatic achievements daily, communities empowering themselves, and a truly organic movement becoming more decentralized, more efficient, more focused, and receiving praise from some very unlikely corners.

Who is Mark Carney?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

Mark Carney has been revealed as the next Bank of England governor, but who is he? Currently the governor for the Bank of Canada and the chair of t...

Has Occupy Had an Impact?

Luke Martell | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics
Luke Martell

Inequality, specifically between the very richest and the rest, is widely known about and accepted as an issue. We didn't used to talk about this that much. We do now. Occupy did that.

School of Roccupy: Uniting Rockstars, High School Youth, and Occupy Wall Street

Adam Jung | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

Activists involved with the Occupy Wall Street movement are working with a record label set up to support the movement to launch a high profile community outreach project. The School of Roccupy is a collaboration between Occupation Records and Occupy activists that aims to creatively engage high school students with the processes and idealism of Occupy Wall Street.

Finsbury Square Wasn't a Failure of Occupy, It Was the Failure of Austerity

Adam Jung | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

The mess that became of Finsbury wasn't a failure of Occupy, but of the state; of Cameron and Clegg's ideological austerity. When these people came, they were not turned away. They were welcomed in from a city and state that tried to hide them in ally's, desperate to show the world a shiny façade for the Jubilee and the Olympics.

Twitter Stands Up For Its Users In Occupy Case

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Tech

Who will stand up for you in a court of law? Twitter will. Twitter has stood up for one of users, Malcolm Harris, in a US court, filing a motion t...

Occupy Gotham: Analysing the Dark Knight Rises Viral Campaign

Will Brooker | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Will Brooker

Bane is the voice of the early 2010s: the voice of the crowd, the voice of the people, the voice of the loudspeaker, the mic check, the megaphone. Bane's is the voice that leads the masses, that speaks to the group, that rises over the contemporary city. Bane is the voice of social media: articulate, mobile, fluid, powerful.

Salman Rushdie and the Magical Realism of Terror on Art

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

The background: January 2012, A thriving local Indian literature festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival, which gets visiting authors like Irvine Wel...

The Faces of Occupy: A Man Commonly Known as Dom

Paul Davey | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Davey

Occupy's St Paul's camp is no more. It was evicted in the early hours of 28 February - and now that it has gone, it's so much easier to see the value to Occupy of the camp and its location.

#SpringIsComing: The Evictions of Occupy London Show the Authorities are Scared

Adam Jung | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

The City of London police have carried out illegal evictions before in a futile attempt to stem the Occupy movement, but the sinister pre-dawn demolition of the school building shows the government getting more desperate to end the extra-parliamentary movements against forced austerity.

iOccupy: Occupation Records Challenge to the Music Industry

Adam Jung | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

The music industry must play a role in improving working conditions under these companies, and they've done it before. 20 years ago most band merchandise - t-shirts, patches, hoodies - was, like most apparel, manufactured in sweatshops in China. Now most bands use fair trade certified suppliers for their merch.

Occupation Records: How the 99% Run a Record Label

Adam Jung | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

It's cold in the Occupation Records office - a UBS-owned building on Sun Street, now occupied by the activities of Occupy London. I drag myself out of the warmth of my bed - a half deflated air mattress and a bundle of sleeping bags - and reach for my phone whose ring has demanded I get up.