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The general strike was once a powerful tactic for labor. Can it be revived?

May Day

 Plug into the spirit Occupy on May Day and throughout the spring.

General Strike

Outside the US, May 1 is international workers’ day. Unions, immigrant activists and Occupiers are now resurrecting May Day for Americans. 

Where does the idea of catastrophic change come from?

Hip hop and the Occupy movement have even more in common than you might think.

What are some alternative tactics to create a different, more powerful general strike?

Occupy New Haven

Just after its six-month anniversary, the last occupation in New England was evicted. Freed from maintaining camp life, will the occupiers' momentum return?

According to a new report, the pepper spraying of peacefully protesting UC Davis students last year “should and could have been prevented.”

Could litigation over the Occupy movement strengthen First Amendment rights for protesters?

On its fiftieth anniversary, the founding declaration of SDS echoes today in democracy movements around the world.

Blogs

Katrina's first book, The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, examines the systemic dysfunction that plagues American politics.

October 31, 2011

We should be a country that does big things—like cut poverty in half in the next decade.

October 31, 2011

 Conservatives are trying to blame the protests for every shooting in New York City. 

October 31, 2011

The church has proposed a financial transaction tax in order to steer the economy “towards achieving the common good.” Is that class warfare?

October 29, 2011

A very specific and concrete proposal has caught on like wildfire in Occupy encampments across the nation: Amend the Constitution to end corporate personhood.

October 28, 2011

Starting November 2, schools across the nation will participate in teach-ins about Occupy Wall Street in hopes of continuing and extending the dialogue that was started by the Occupy Movement.

October 27, 2011

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

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