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OPEN members

A new wave of online organizations are replicating the MoveOn model across the world.

Atomic test

A new book explores the alarming threat of accidental nuclear detonations.

Tar Sands Protest

Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

The Hitsville USA building in Detroit

When it comes to protest, are pop songs smarter than us, knowing what they can and cannot do?

A wave of anti-gay laws have brought Russia’s LGBT movement into the international spotlight, but activists are divided over strategies, including proposed boycotts.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Harry Potter chocolates

Fan activists demand fair labor standards in the development of products bearing the Harry Potter’s name.

Occupy Wallstreet protest

Thoughts for the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

Former Occupy activist Justine Tunney

On its second anniversary, a sense of failure pervades the Occupy movement, as many core activists have moved on with their lives. But was it really all for naught?

Blogs

Iraq veteran and former Wall Street banker Derek McGee—now an active participant in the Occupy Movement—said on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that he felt Occupy protesters were being “oppressed by the police.”

January 31, 2012

A national call to action to protest police violence at Occupy Oakland.

January 31, 2012

One of President Obama's boldest moves to date is getting a free pass from Republicans.

January 31, 2012

Four properties were scheduled to be auctioned in Brooklyn last Thursday. Only one sale took place.

January 30, 2012

Following the mass arrest of hundreds in Oakland, cities across the country march in solidarity with Occupy.

January 30, 2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promised a tough investigation into the origins of the financial crisis.

January 30, 2012

Massive backlash against the Ethnic Studies ban has been slow in coming but could prove politically disastrous for the powers that be.

January 30, 2012

The big banks might not get off the hook so easily for widespread mortgage fraud practices.

January 27, 2012

President Obama fails to mention poverty in his State of the Union address, even though 46 million Americans are living in it.

January 27, 2012

If there were a run on Bank of America, the financial system would once again be devastated—and the government needs to act now. 

January 26, 2012