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Occupy Oaklanders wake up the town

On the morning of Oct. 22, Occupy Oakland's two-week-old camp in front of City Hall - now said to number 150 tents - thronged with visitors.

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Occupy Chicago fills the jail with inspiration and solidarity

On Oct. 15, I was one of the 200 occupiers who were arrested standing up for free speech and assembly and against corporate greed, after Occupy Chicago attempted to establish an encampment at the edge of Grant Park.

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College costs, public and private, continue to rise

If you're looking for a college education, plan to be in debt for a long, long time. The cost of schools is on the rise - again.

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Thousands demanding jobs jam Oakland streets

Students, unionists, environmentalists, elected officials, anti-foreclosure activists and retirees joined hands to demand: Jobs not cuts, Work not war!

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Occupation spreads to Detroit!

Occupy Detroit started off with a bang as close to 1000 people left the Spirit of Detroit statue  and marched down Woodward Ave. to Grand Circus Park where an encampment has begun.

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Occupy El Paso launched on Monday

Occupy El Paso began an occupation of San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso on Monday, October 17, in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and around the country and with marches of "indignados" across Europe and elsewhere in the world.

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The occupation continues in Orlando (with video)

On October 15th, over 2,000 people took the streets of downtown Orlando in solidarity with the international day of action for the Occupy Movement.

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A new student uprising in the works?

Two hundred at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst targeted the Bank of America. The bank is planning to raise fees it charges for use of debit cards.

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Young Latinos keeping their eyes on the prize for immigration reform

A major topic discussed during the Take Back the American Dream conference here last week was immigrant rights and fighting for the DREAM Act.

Immigrant and labor rights bills become law in California

Among bills signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown recently were a measure to let undocumented college students apply for publicly funded scholarships and another to strengthen labor protections for farm workers.

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