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New Era for Progressives and Obama

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

With the president in his final term, why wait years to challenge the rightward momentum coming from the top of the Democratic Party? There is no better time to proceed with that challenge than right now.

Time for an American Spring?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Okay, it's clear they don't get it. After several elections, the Great Recession and lots of moaning and groaning about the stalemate in Washington, o...

The Worker Self-Directed Enterprise: A "Cure" for Capitalism, or a Slippery Slope to Socialism?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Jerry Ashton

Based on our experience of these last few years, the 1 percent is more likely to set up the game so that you and I of the 99 percent will lose the house and the job. So, if it doesn't pay to work for "The Man," what hope do we have?

The FBI vs. Occupy? Secret Docs Reveal "Counterterrorism" Monitoring of OWS From Its Earliest Days

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Once-secret documents reveal the FBI monitored Occupy Wall Street from its earliest days and treated the nonviolent movement as a potential terrorist ...

Author and Occupy Arrive at the Same Decision - Walk Away From Debt!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

A coalition of Occupy groups called StrikeDebt is encouraging people to combat debt by way of popular resistance... up to and including complete default. Occupy hasn't left its "radical" roots, but has evolved as a voice on the subject of banking and finance.

Hip Hoppers & Occupy -- Are We the Music We Have Been Waiting For?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

There is something about the Occupy Movement -- and especially in its recent incarnation as "Occupy Sandy" -- that brings out the best in us. And the best in us is increasingly found in the music we call Hip Hop.

46 Trillion Reasons to Evolve Society Right Now

David DeGraw | Posted 02.09.2013 | Money
David DeGraw

In the U.S., the 400 richest people now have as much wealth as 185 million people combined, nearly 60 percent of the entire population. Millionaire households have at least $46 trillion in wealth, yet only one-tenth of one percent of the population makes one million dollars a year.

Civil War II: The Fall of Analog

Brian Penny | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology
Brian Penny

What if every time Bank of America charged a fee, Google removed them from the grid and put them in timeout for the day to teach them a lesson?

Occupy Evolver: Realize Your Potential

David DeGraw | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
David DeGraw

The same people who mocked us before Occupy started, and said that there would never be a non-violent civil disobedience movement throughout the US, are now the same people saying that Occupy was a once in a lifetime or generational event.

Arthur Delaney

Homeless Paid To Participate In Controversial Activity | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- John Horsey landed his current job by hollering across the street to a friend back in 2005. After a little back and forth, his frien...

Grassroots Artists and Activists Protest Assault on Gaza

Alison Avigayil Ramer | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Alison Avigayil Ramer

At Grassroots Jerusalem and Markaz Al Kul we amplify community voices. We call on artists and activists to share their best manifestos, songs and poetry, to stand in the streets and to occupy cyberspace.

It's Mutual Aid, Stupid

Jeffrey Lawrence | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Lawrence

Within the first week of setting up camp in Zucotti Park, people in Occupy started talking about the importance of systems of "mutual aid" rather than systems of "charity." Charity means: "I'm fine, so I'll give you something." Mutual aid means: "We're all in this together, so let's help each other out."

Lucas Kavner

Occupy Sandy Becomes 21st Century's Relief Organization | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

As local leaders and citizens complain of FEMA and the Red Cross and general government absences in their own neighborhoods, independent and local vol...

Iraq Veteran Scott Olsen Revisits Occupy Oakland After Injury

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2012 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: JENNY BOLARIO/Youth Radio Scott olsen, 25-year-old Iraq veteran, visits Occupy Oakland one year after injury. By: Youth Radio Youth Ra...

Letter to Occupy

Gordon Fellman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Gordon Fellman

Positive social change does not come from only wishing for it or spending just a few months on it. There is no greater task for any of us -- all of us -- than figuring out how to survive the political and environmental crises of this era.

Protests, Livestreaming and Lessons Learned

Michael Pellagatti | Posted 12.18.2012 | San Francisco
Michael Pellagatti

The future of journalism has arrived, and it can be found in the hand of a livestreamer. Livestreaming the news is still a revolutionary concept, often accompanied by risk, but we deliver the news as it should be: Close up and in real time!

Why Vote?

J. L. Morin | Posted 12.15.2012 | New York
J. L. Morin

Occupy Wall Street is not pushing people to vote. "This is one issue where occupiers agree to disagree. Some say yes. Some say no,"

Barcode the Musical Makes Occupop Pop

Denver Nicks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts
Denver Nicks

Performed on a crowded stage with an austere set at the Bowery, Barcode has the handmade, bootstrap feel of a musical hoisted together by sweat and toil at an Occupy encampment, and in context it works.

Occupy D.C. One Year Later

Sam Jewler | Posted 12.09.2012 | DC
Sam Jewler

As a tactic for seizing parks and minds, and as a horizontal network of affinity groups, Occupy has made sense. But the branding of it has created an insular, somewhat navel-gazing culture .

An Open Letter to Occupy Wall Street

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

Dear Occupy Wall Street: I congratulate you on what you have achieved and I hope you take time to decide how the movement will move forward in a constructive manner. Occupy a new space? Get involved electorally? Actively work to reform policy?

Will Occupy's Ideas Live On As Movement Fades?

Bloomberg View | Thai Jones | Posted 09.22.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: Two Occupy Wall Street slogans merit close scrutiny. The first -- “We are unstoppable! Another world is possible!” -- is a popular...

Why Occupy Isn't Dead Yet

Zeeshan Aleem | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Zeeshan Aleem

There is something inimitable about the kind of communitarian environment Occupy creates when it manages to hold a space. The fact that Occupy cultivates vibrant social scenes doesn't undermine its seriousness -- it ensures its effectiveness.

The Robin Hood Campaign: A Movement, and Now Legislation Too

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Rose Ann DeMoro

For many months, activists have rallied on Wall Street, saying it is time to tax Wall Street to help revive our economy and nation. Now it's no longer just a movement. It's also legislation, H.R. 6411., the Robin Hood tax.

Occupy: A Movement That Didn't Satisfy

Andrew Lam | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Andrew Lam

The Occupy Movement, alas, hadn't made a dent in the collective consciousness that could in time change policies. We are the 99 percent. And we are mad as hell at the 1 percent and a system rigged to favor the rich. All true. But now what?

Occupy Fizzled, But Made 99% a Force

Stephen Zunes | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

It's been a year since the Occupy Wall Street movement sprang up. Since then, it has fizzled, but this does not mean that the underlying issues that gave rise to the protests have gone away.