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Max Berger
Max Berger is an organizer with the Occupy movement. He worked as as a GOTV organizer in 2004, as an online organizer for Howard Dean's Presidential campaign in 2003, and has also worked with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, J Street and Rebuild the Dream. He attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but had to leave Portland after school because he wasn't ready to retire. He currently lives in Brooklyn and would love if you followed him on Twitter.

Entries by Max Berger

What Social Movements Can Learn From the First #DemDebate

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 5:31 PM

Thoughts on the First #DemDebate:

1. Sanders has the best message, but he's not the best candidate.

The democratic primary electorate is ready to hear a message about democratic socialism that's anti-oligarchy and calls upon regular people to come together to change the political system. Sander is a lovable dude...

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How to Organize Under Plutocracy

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 11:09 AM

The election results are in: we live in a Plutocracy. What are we going to do about it?

Last Tuesday's election results were a serious cause of dismay to many liberals and progressives. It wasn't just the fact that Democrats took such a drubbing - it's how out of whack...

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12 Years a Slave and Today

(4) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 5:24 PM

Last night, I went to see a screening of 12 Years A Slave that included a conversation with Harry Belafonte and Steve McQueen about the film and it's role in history.

The film is a classic, for all the reasons you've heard, and all Americans should see it. In...

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Why Occupy Can't -- and Shouldn't -- Become the Progressive Tea Party

(75) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 3:35 PM

As long as there has been a thing called Occupy Wall Street, there have been people who've suggested it should become the left's version of the Tea Party. Josh Harkinson's piece is a notable contribution to the conversation because it comes after eight months of in-depth reporting on...

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Welcome to the American Spring

(124) Comments | Posted March 18, 2012 | 4:14 PM

This week, the American Spring began. You may not have heard much about it yet, because the media seem mostly to have missed it (much as they missed the original occupation of Wall Street at first). But the seeds of the occupation have started to flower into a movement reborn....

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What if the Occupy Movement Is a Revolution?

(598) Comments | Posted November 2, 2011 | 3:37 PM

Like many, I was a skeptic the first time I encountered the Occupy movement. I longed to see a populist movement for economic justice, but it was hard to believe a bunch of kids camping out in a park had much hope of posing a real challenge to the...

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