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Bertolt Brecht

The clever, impassioned homemade signs dotting Zuccotti Park recall the work of Bertolt Brecht.

Occupy Wall Street

The police occupation of the Wall Street area has been hardly less massive, sustained or impressive than the Zuccotti Park encampment.

From the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, 2011 will be remembered as a year of youthful mass movements and popular revolts—none of which could have occurred without the surreptitious help of computer hacktivists.

If Zuccotti Park falls, where will the Occupy Wall Street movement move next?

Wall Street, New York City, in 1847

After an absence of well over half a century, Wall Street is back, center stage, as the preferred American icon of revulsion, a status it held for a fair share of our history.

Occupy Wall Street protester

The genius of Occupy Wall Street has been the pitch-perfect resonance of its founding premises. It has grown so rapidly because the American people desperately wanted this movement.

The task of our time is to insist that we can afford to build a decent society—while at the same time, respect the real limits to what the earth can take.

Occupy Wall Street protesters

The battle for the Internet has politicized prankster cybercollectives like Anonymous--and now authorities are cracking down.

Contrary to the mainstream media's coverage, you don't need to be unemployed, homeless or in need of medication to pull the night shift at Occupy Wall Street.

Blogs

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May 27, 2012

It raises the question, why were these people arrested in the first place?

May 25, 2012

Don’t take your eyes of Chicago yet. The NATO protests may be over, but city politics are heating up.

May 23, 2012

A new collection featuring ninety-nine tracks of class-conscious music from ninety-nine artists.

May 17, 2012

Occupy Chicago and other protest groups announce their plans for week-long protests and direct action in opposition to NATO.

May 14, 2012

As student debt surpasses trillion dollar mark, students express frustration with not-so bright future ahead of them.

May 11, 2012

Occupy the Farm, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, occupied a farm in California to draw attention to the issue of food sovereignty.

May 10, 2012

Thousands of protesters have converged upon Charlotte, North Carolina today to protest Bank of America’s annual shareholders’ meeting.

May 9, 2012

A broad coalition of activists plans to converge on Bank of America’s headquarters and annual shareholder meeting this week. In response, Charlotte’s city manager has declared the meeting is an “extraordinary event,” allowing police to crack down on protesters' civil liberties.

May 8, 2012

In a leaderless movement, ego, anger and personal priorities must be given up in service of collective needs.

May 7, 2012