Todd Gitlin, a professor of journalism and sociology, is chair of the PhD program in communications at Columbia. His new book, Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street, is forthcoming in April from HarperCollins.
The People's Climate March proves the climate movement has reached critical mass, like the civil rights movement, antiwar, feminist and gay movements before it.
It could just be the first step toward reversing this slow-motion apocalypse.
Close encounters of the lower-tech kind.
From climate change to financial meltdown, the worst of our journalism is becoming the norm.
For the gun lobby, Newtown was evidence that more guns are necessary.
The American people aren't looking for militants and vanguards, they want a full-service Occupy.
The Occupy movement has been a seedbed of creativity. Now it needs to declare its values.
New York City
The media has ignored prisoner deaths
suffered at American hands.