Occupy Wall Street

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.

Occupy Parliament: Government is, and Always Has Been the Problem

Daniel Furr | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK Politics
Daniel Furr

Something is wrong with a system, which can be influenced by externals groups and individuals. Unions, corporations and private individuals are able to undermine the true nature of a representative democracy by the lobbying system.

2011: A Year to Remember or to Forget?

Amarjot Sidhu | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK
Amarjot Sidhu

No foresight could have predicted such a consequential and momentous year. At the time of writing this, it is review galore for journalists and the public alike with a myriad of comparisons being made between 2011 and other significant years in history.

Occupy Court Battle Begins As City Aims To Evict Protesters From St. Paul's

PA | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

A legal bid to remove the anti-capitalist protesters camped outside St Paul's Cathedral is beginning at the High Court. The contested possession pr...

Governments Sweet Deals With Tax Dodging Firms Could Be Probed

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Politics

Former judge Sir Andrew Park has been lined up to investigate deals by tax authorities to waive millions of pounds off unpaid company bills. He wil...

The Occupy Movement as Neo-Dadaism

Charles McLeod | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Charles McLeod

Kandinsky once said, "there is no must in art because art is free," and it is exactly art's lack of cost that so terrifies establishment thought in capitalist societies.