Arun Gupta is co-founder of The Indypendent and The Occupied Wall Street Journal, as well as former international news editor of The Guardian Newsweekly. He has covered Occupy movements in 27 states for The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Salon, Truthout, The Progressive, The Nation, and other publications.
Gupta’s personal experience protesting Wall Street’s excesses goes back to 1990, when he helped organize a demonstration to shut down the New York Stock Exchange for the 20th anniversary of Earth Day. The event attracted more than 1,000 people.
Since the fall of 2011, Gupta has helped set up Occupy-themed newspapers in cities including Chicago and Tucson. He has been profiled by major media including Business Week, PBS, Wired and The New York Times, and is a regular commentator for Democracy Now!, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Al Jazeera and Russian television. Gupta is currently writing a book about the decline of American Empire.