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Why do austerity measures remain so popular within the beltway while the overwhelming evidence in the rest of the country points to the fact that such measures increase unemployment and hinder economic growth?

Occupy Wall Street

It’s not hard to understand how environmental quality and economic inequality came to be joined at the hip.

Those three decades of rampant upper-crust greed unleashed by the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s will be well marked by future historians recording the death of the American dream.

Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy movement is not a sexual revolution. But in a society organized for alienation, it has made human contact its sword and its shield.

Ideas from the 99%

The OWS movement is already a success for having raised the issues explored in the articles presented here.

Inspired by struggles overseas and in the past, the protests have brought the wealth gap back to the center of political debate.
 

Image courtesy of Melanie Cervantes

“Is OWS diverse enough?” is not the right question. The real challenge is ensuring the movement has a racial justice agenda.

Wall Street

To secure their privilege, the richest Americans resort to a range of maneuvers beyond the evasion of taxes and financial regulation.

Occupy College

The crushing burden of student debt has shattered the American dream for a whole generation. They want their future back.

Bank of America

The 99 percent have been footing the bill for too long. It’s time for the financial industry to pick up its own tab.

Blogs

Join the action on March 15 as activists call out the avarice of America's largest bank with a series of creative actions.

March 13, 2012

Spencer Bachus, a key ally for the financial sector, is facing a tough primary in Alabama.

March 13, 2012

Each spring the Left Forum convenes the largest progressive gathering in North America in a rambling, lively confab unlike anything else in the US.

March 12, 2012

By forcing secret donors into the light, progressives hope to scare them away from election giving.

March 12, 2012

Largest rally in a year sees Wisconsin protest movement on message and on the march—backing the recall and removal of an anti-labor governor and demanding restoration of collective-bargaining rights.

March 11, 2012

Republicans are aiming to prevent the Federal Reserve from addressing unemployment, while also hobbling the SEC. 

March 7, 2012

This spring, the Occupy movement plans to take on Bank of America in a protracted, multi-pronged campaign exposing the predatory nature of the giant lending institution’s common practices.

March 7, 2012

A California student explains why he helped lead 165 fellow Fresno-area college students to Sacramento for this past Monday’s “Occupy the Capitol” march for education, where they joined thousands of other students from across the state.

March 6, 2012

UC Campus Police requests a court order halting public disclosure of the report.

March 6, 2012

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

March 6, 2012