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Occupy Movement

Occupy's Next Crossroads

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What happens next is anyone's guess. Is the Occupy movement poised for a comeback? Or is it about to be co-opted altogether? Can both, in fact, happen simultaneously, and would that be a good thing or not?

My Drug of Choice Is "More": Getting Real About Wealth Addiction

Jed Diamond | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Jed Diamond

I've been treating addicts for more than 40 years and when I hear the descriptions of those for whom millions and billions of dollars in wealth drives them to want more and more, I know we're dealing with addiction.

Republicans, Democrats and the "Crazy Gap"

Chris Ladd | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

Occupy Wall Street is little more than a footnote, having failed to wield any noticeable influence in democratic politics. The Tea Party, on the other hand, spread through the Republican biosphere like the zombie virus from The Walking Dead.

Occupy Movement Targets Bank Of America

The Nation | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

It's fairly impossible to speak with OWS activists without hearing Taibbi jargon about "vampire squids" or "raging hurricanes of theft and fraud," so ...

Clean Coal Lobbyists Mock Protest Movement

Republic Report | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

The coal lobby just kicked off a $40 million campaign to manipulate the election cycle. In 2008, the industry planted questions in town hall events to...

Don't Immanentize the Eschaton, Bro

Max Raskin | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Max Raskin

The problem with groups like Take Back NYU! and OccupyNYU is not that their criticism of John Sexton is inane and childish -- it is -- the problem is they've lowered the bar of discourse at NYU so low it's embarrassing to look at.

Watch: Is the Future of Social Activism Here Now?

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Bill Moyers


Ending LRA Violence: Now Is the Time

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Jayaseelan Naidoo

I have read and discussed many analyses of the Kony 2012 phenomenon. I have watched the movie. I have sought out and met the team behind Invisible Chi...

The Ethics of Storytelling: Documenting Change in Honduran Youth

Michael Solis | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Michael Solis

He had been to Honduras six years earlier to work with OYE, and he knew what to expect -- perpetual heat, 24/7 sweatiness, and inevitable sunburn. Lakin was unsurprised that so little had changed since his last visit.

Occupy 2012 and the Doomsday Cult of Profit

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Shaahin Cheyene

From all of my years of working with and documenting shamanic cultures and traditions, I have not noticed anything that would lead me to believe that any doomsday prophecy will be fulfilled.

Americans Are Protesting, But What Stops Full-Scale Rioting?

Jake Blumgart | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
Jake Blumgart

Michael Katz's Why Don't American Cities Burn? is both a crushing reminder of seemingly intractable problems that still face American cities and an exploration of why things aren't worse.

WATCH: Billy Corgan Disses Occupy, Obama, 'The Left'

Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

While in Austin for the SXSW Festival, musician Billy Corgan met up with conspiracy-theorizing talk show host Alex Jones and touched on, over the cour...

The 1% Strike Back

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business
Robert L. Borosage

The Great Recession exposed deep systemic weaknesses in our economy. The test is not whether we can reflate another bubble, but whether we can build a new foundation for sustained growth and shared prosperity.

How To Participate In The Coolest Aerial Art Project In Town

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 03.28.2012 | Los Angeles

Do you remember the epic block party at the end of the 1995 cult classic, "Empire Records"? Well, now it's our turn to "Damn The Man! Save The Emp...

Will Occupy Make a Comeback in 2012?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Jerry Lanson

The movement, with its encampments of protest and poverty, hope and homelessness, quickly captured the media's and the public's imagination, only to fade in the face of winter.

Occupy Festival Postponed Amid Criticism Over Price, Proceeds

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

The organizers behind Occupy Festival, a two-day music-oriented festival originally scheduled for May 12-13 in Chicago's Union Park, announced Tuesday...

Our "Trailer Trash" Education

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Scout, Ph.D.

The term "trailer trash" is symbolic of a type of systemic discrimination that's allowing low income home owners from Appalachia to Arizona to fall through the cracks.

A New Name for Occupy

Harvard Kennedy School Democrats | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
Harvard Kennedy School Democrats

The word "occupation" suggests illegitimacy. It suggests force. It suggests a temporary and unfair arrangement. Occupiers in history don't win: it's the people whose land they occupied who are vindicated in the end.

Tony Gore for President

Orlando Jones | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

2012-03-26-tonygore.jpgLast time around, words like Hope and Change beat Maverick and Joe the Plumber. This time I want jokes.

'The Greening Of America,' A #1 Bestseller, Has Long Been Out Of Print. Now It's Back, Just As Relevant As It Was In 1970.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2012 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

The New Yorker issue of September 26, 1970 contained a 70-page, 39,000-word excerpt from The Greening of America -- the longest book excerpt in its hi...

Occupy Nigeria: Nneka on the "Vagabonds in Power"

Modiba | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

If you're looking for honest news on Africa, here's a dose from Nigerian songstress Nneka.

Life And Death In Black And White

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

"The San Francisco Bay Area is the playpen of countercultures" said Time Magazine's R.Z. Sheppard in 1986. Indeed, San Francisco has never been a city...

You Have Only the Right to Remain Silent

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Dylan Brody

There has been a push in the past several months for anyone who sees bullying taking place to speak up. Well I see it and I am saying something.

"We Are the 99 Percent" -- The Unlikely Journey of a Revolutionary Slogan

Jigar Bhatt | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Jigar Bhatt

Could it be, I asked myself? Could these activists and my niece's generation be defining themselves in terms of rigorous quantitative analysis on inequality in top economics journals?

Saki Knafo

6 Months In, Occupy Looks Ahead | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Exactly six months after the first protestors spread out their sleeping bags in an unloved little park in Lower Manhattan, sparking a movement that sw...