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I thought I might find a simple meme of the Wall Street protest. What I discovered was a desert flower brought to blossom by an activist tradition, coalition-building and old-fashioned grit.

In our new landscape of imperial defeat, it’s remarkable how consistently things that are officially going so well are actually going so badly.

Occupy Wall Street has already made the concentration of wealth at the top a central issue. Now, it promises to do the same with the realities of poverty.

The People of Color working group aims to bring more minorities into the Occupation, as well as to make sure that people of color are repesented throughout the movement.

Besides sleeping in a park, what should those of us sympathetic to Occupy Wall Street be doing to advance the well-being of the 99 percent?

Visiting occupations in New York, Madrid, London and beyond, one finds almost eerie similarities, but also important differences.

Occupy Wall Street may be a directly democratic and leaderless movement—but that doesn’t mean it lacks structure.

Now it is time to put a face on the 1%.

The movement’s urgent challenge is to meet organized repression with organized resistance.

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A little-noticed bill would make it harder for protesters to demonstrate near federal officials. 

March 6, 2012

Around the world, a billion people belong to co-ops. The top 300 have combined sales in excess of $1 trillion. That’s according to the United Nations. That’s right, it's 2012, the Year of the Co-Op!

March 2, 2012

Today's actions are meant to draw attention to the corporatization and privatization of education, from pre-K through higher education, in both private and public institutions.

March 1, 2012

In 2008, a worker occupation at the Chicago factory sent up a flare of resistance. Now those same workers are considering alternatives to working for a boss.

March 1, 2012

Occupy Colleges calls for March 1 National Day of Action for Education.

February 28, 2012

As a last resort to end a fourteen-year campaign for a living wage, fifteen students are now on day six of a hunger strike.

February 23, 2012

"The youth didn't lose energy, we lost our leader."

February 23, 2012

Activists in New York City, Boston and Washington, DC take over Novartis offices warning that pharma giant Novartis’ lawsuit in India could deny lifesaving medicines to millions of people.

February 22, 2012

Schools coast to coast hold teach-ins in preparation for March 1 nationwide march for education.

February 17, 2012

A Harper's journalist recently went undercover as a University of Phoenix student. What he found was an "education" that was anything but--and a prime example of how the 1 percent are profiting off the less fortunate. 

February 16, 2012