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Barack Obama

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

American Freedom Defense Initiative's Islamophobic ad campaign faced massive pushback from the forces of decency and justice.

The documentary, starring the late Andrew Breitbart, is a deranged hodge-podge of bizarre memes, wild dot-connecting and unadulterated fury.

We spoke with organizers, union workers and students in debt who all seem to agree that Occupy isn't over.

A democratic revolution is possible—and necessary.

Contributions to our special issue on Occupy at one by artist and occupier Molly Crabapple.

Those claiming Occupy has failed already forget what other social justice sucesses have taught us: change is slow. 

Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political. 

While CIA agents that tortured and killed prisoners go unpunished, whistleblower John Kiriakou faces up to forty-five years in prison. 

Blogs

It's people-powered, no-tech, lo-fi and astonishingly slow. But the human microphone, an adaptation to New York's laws against amplified sound, may be Occupy Wall Street's secret weapon.

October 3, 2011

Previous protests have presented detailed policy proposals to no avail. Maybe it’s time to try something new.

October 3, 2011

Since every great protest movement needs its culture, here's my stab at a list of the ten best songs ever written about class and poverty in tribute to #OccupyWallStreet.

October 3, 2011

What is the occupiers' agenda? It’s the humanity, stupid!

October 3, 2011

Inititial reports heaped the blame for the confusion on the Brooklyn Bridge this past weekend on the NYPD. Now, the narrative is changing, with the establishment media shifting accusations in the protesters’ direction.

October 3, 2011

If we are going to Occupy Wall Street, DC and other locales, let’s take the fight to corporate greed ground zero: David Stern’s NBA.

October 3, 2011

The occupation continues to grow on Wall Street, while dozens of occupations rise up across the country. Here's a running thread of news and links.

October 3, 2011

Show up at Liberty Plaza, donate money, buy pizza, spread the word and start your own occupation.

October 2, 2011

One of Obama’s favorite novelists holds court on politics, the Wall Street protests and a new HBO adaptation of his famous work The Corrections.

October 1, 2011