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Striking Greeks Take To The Streets To Protest Austerity

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

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The Uprising That Love Demands: Trayvon Martin and the Yoke Made Visible

Gaye Theresa Johnson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices
Gaye Theresa Johnson

Trayvon Martin has done so much more than die. He has revealed a system working perfectly in its intended order; and for the moment, rendered visible the yoke that encircles the poor and aggrieved.

May Day Media Mayhem

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 07.03.2012 | Media
Benjamin R. Barber

Media hypocrisy about the Occupy Wall Street movement is old news. But the New York Times hit the "refresh" button once again with its coverage of the May Day demonstrations in New York and around the country on May 2.


The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.01.2012 | Denver

Occupy Denver has announced that they will be holding a sleep-in tonight at 9:30 p.m. at the Pavilion on 16th Street Mall in protest of the preliminar...

NYPD Raids Protesters' Homes In Anticipation Of May Day

Posted 05.01.2012 | New York

The NYPD has kept a close eye on the Occupy Wall Street's May Day protest plans. Click here for latest updates. A six page memo (see below) fro...

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OWS May Day 'General Strike' Planned | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Occupy Wall Street activists are planning for a nationwide series of demonstrations billed as a "general strike" on Tuesday in what could be the bigge...

Occupy Denver Preps For May 1st 'General Strike,' Posts Event Schedule

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.01.2012 | Denver

Occupy Wall Street activists are preparing for a nationwide series of demonstrations and are calling for a "general strike" on Tuesday, May 1st--also ...

We, the Shareholders (Not the People)

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

In a true democracy, our officials are elected by and held accountable to us, the citizen, the highest office in the land. By focusing on the issues that unite instead of divide, and organizing with other citizens who meet on common ground, we can reject the status quo and its servants.

May Day: Occupy Denver Preps For General Strike

Posted 04.27.2012 | Denver

In what could become the largest protest of the year so far for the Occupy Wall Street movement, OWS organizers are preparing for a general strike on ...

WATCH: Occupy Is In 'Spring Training'

Posted 04.16.2012 | New York

Is an American Spring upon us? Can Occupy Wall Street regain its pre-Zuccotti eviction momentum? It's yet to be seen, but to listen to the active ...

Truck Drivers Left To Hustle If West Coast Ports Shut Down

Turnstyle | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact

By: Robyn Gee Could a proposed shutdown of all West Coast ports on December 12 hurt truck drivers? West Coast occupiers are coming together in a co...

Britain's Massive Anti-Austerity Strike: Could It Happen Here?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Austerity economics is dominating our politics, too. We're being subjected to the same warped economic strategies that decimated Britain's economy, and our austerity crowd isn't any more deterred by reality than theirs is.

Mic Check: You Say You Wanna Revolution

Danny Schechter | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York
Danny Schechter

The tarps are flapping and the tents are not bringing much warmth. The harsh winds of Winter are lashing the encampment at Zuccotti Park, or as many ...

[PHOTOS] 5,000 Occupy Protesters Fill Oakland's Streets

Turnstyle | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

Protesters descended upon 14th Street and Broadway Ave. in downtown Oakland on Wednesday morning to show support for Occupy Oakland's planned general ...

[VIDEO] Why Are You Joining The Occupy Oakland General Strike?

Turnstyle | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

Originally published on, Turnstyle News' special coverage page of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Also in RSS form>> ...

Teachers, Service Workers Support Oakland's Strike Without Striking

Turnstyle | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

Originally published on, Turnstyle News' special coverage page of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Also in RSS form>> By...

How To Make A Difference (PHOTO)

Carolita Johnson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

You'd think there'd be some kind of general uprising against the way large corporations are still not raising salaries or even hiring until they get more tax breaks. Good thing there's social media, or they'd be quaking in their boots...

A Progressive Decade in the Balance

Chris Daly | Posted 09.11.2011 | San Francisco
Chris Daly

The struggle for the soul of San Francisco hit a crescendo in the Mission District with renters, artists, and non-profits pushing back against the forces of displacement. Over the next decade, the City would witness a renaissance of progressive reforms.

Gov. Scott Walker Puts Out Fire With Gasoline

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Zirin

Scott Walker has taken Wisconsin, a state so chock-full of "Midwestern nice," you need insulin after talking to the locals, and turned into a place where people are talking General Strike. Seriously.

What to do Before and (If Necessary) After the Election is Stolen

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberto Lovato

When I hear the fear of first-time voters like 21-year-old Bertha Barrios, I hear the voice of a generation raised beneath the specter of questions about our last two elections.