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Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.

There’s more collaboration between progressive groups—and more coordination among donors—than ever before.

Jack O'Dell

The career of Hunter Pitts O’Dell is a crucial episode in the hidden history of American radicalism. 

Netanyahu

We must overcome our chronic failure to offer a clear and unified narrative on Israel’s strategic crisis. 

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

In the battle against displacement in San Francisco, defenders of democracy are denounced as reactionaries, while agents of capital are lauded as revolutionaries.

Gaza

We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.

Palestinian woman

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

FERC Protest

More than a thousand people march in DC against a proposed natural gas export plant.

Blogs

Clashes over the Occupy Oakland clearance leave an Iraq War veteran seriously wounded. As with the Bonus Army of 1932, vets who make economic demands at home find themselves under attack.

October 26, 2011

Our presence at Occupy Wall Street helped in some immeasurably small way to swell the ranks of the self-proclaimed 99 percent.

October 26, 2011

We cannot sustain ourselves if we don't confront the corporate state.

October 26, 2011

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig is trying to get Occupy USA to build alliances with the Tea Party. He's wrong.

October 26, 2011

A primer with tips on how to support the burgeoning Occupy movement nationwide.

October 25, 2011

After national actions on October 13, Occupy Colleges plans nationwide Teach-ins at colleges and universities on November 2.

October 25, 2011

 This past week, Occupy Wall Street goes global. Plus, DC Correspondent John Nichols on Ohio's labor battle, and Contributing Writer Ari Berman on the 'austerity class.'

October 24, 2011

What is Occupy Wall Street? A movement? A revolution? An experiment? An inspiration? The beginning of a new era where a new politics is being invented? 

October 24, 2011

New York City's Washington Square Park has quickly become the hub for student involvement in Occupy Wall Street.

October 24, 2011

Occupy movements have highlighted the civil rights–crushing behavior of the nation’s police forces.

October 24, 2011