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Pete Seeger

For his 90th birthday, a rollicking celebration at Madison Square Garden paid tribute to the extraordinary activist musician.

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Kiev protest

Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence. 

Minimum wage protest

Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Edward Snowden

Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.

For the people of South Africa, Mandela was the leader they could identify with—one who had suffered alongside them.

Blogs

Alterman on Motown and Reed on Tom Waits and the 99 percent.

October 27, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011

There is nothing more important than participating in the largest demonstration of social change in our lives.

October 27, 2011

Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig just doesn't get where change historically actually comes from.

October 27, 2011

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