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American Spring

'American Spring'?

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices
Harold A. McDougall

As in the Arab Spring, young people like the Dream Defenders and Millennial Activists United, protesting police practices in the black community, have created a "free space" in the national political continuum. What will fill that space when the protests inevitably end?

Morons March on Mall

Richard Zombeck | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

In yet another feeble attempt to overthrow our supposedly fascist and oppressive government, right-wing lunatics once again took to the street in a horrendously embarrassing fizzle.

Just Capital: What the 99 Percent Really Need -- Part 1

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

In prosperous times a rich society pays a much lower price for doing business without a conscience. That time has passed, however. For America to regain its footing, three aspects of social justice must be addressed.

3 Reasons There Wasn't an American Spring

Stuart McIntyre | Posted 07.20.2012 | College
Stuart McIntyre

As costs rise, quality has stagnated, and undergraduates have been herded into giant lecture halls to be taught by graduate students and adjunct faculty. The operation of the machine has become pretty odious, but why aren't students putting their bodies on the upon the gears?

It's Springtime in America -- Can the Occupy Movement Reinvent Itself?

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Russell C. Smith

The Occupy movement has been in hibernation mode for several months, but with warmer weather on the horizon, odds are it will become a fixture in every major city in America during this election year.

World Premiere of American Spring by Stephen Cohn at Shumei Hall

Rodney Punt | Posted 06.09.2012 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The listener can use Cohn's extra-musical titles as aural guides or listen solely to the unfolding musical developments. It is this dual quality of abstract and concrete that makes Cohn's music interesting on so many levels.

Welcome to the American Spring

Max Berger | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics
Max Berger

This week, the American Spring began. It was a celebration of what's best in America -- civic community and self-expression. But last night I also saw the worst of America. I saw police do everything they could to suppress our right to express ourselves and gather freely.

Who Are the 1%? You Tell Us

Robert Greenwald | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Who exactly are the 1%? Or more specifically, who among them are abusing their power and making life more difficult for everyone else?

Occupy Wall Street: The Thomas Paines of our Time

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The Occupy Wall Street movement has opened a powerful, new chapter in an old battle. The 99 percent has only begun to fight.

Occupy Wall Street Anthem? (VIDEO)

Gadi Rouache | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Gadi Rouache

Whispers of the revolution are getting louder; her stories, songs and images on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook are spreading the movement from New York...

Iranian General Calls Wall Street Protest 'American Spring'

AP | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian military commander said Sunday that the protests spreading from New York's Wall Street to other U.S. c...

Tahrir on Wall Street

Nathan Schneider | Posted 11.13.2011 | New York
Nathan Schneider

There is, it seems, something in the air these days. Lots of us aren't so persuaded that what passes for politics on cable news lately has the common good at heart.

Why Aren't Americans in the Streets? Where Is the American Autumn?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

Americans may not be out on the streets yet, but they're planning on it. Just wait -- or get involved. People are organizing. The more they prepare, the more likely they are to carry out actions worthy of their goals.