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Former Occupy activist Justine Tunney

On its second anniversary, a sense of failure pervades the Occupy movement, as many core activists have moved on with their lives. But was it really all for naught?

Migrahack

How programmers, journalists and immigrant rights advocates are redefining hacking—for immigrant justice.

Drone strike in Yemen

For years I have written about mass incarceration, while staying mute about drones and other injustices. It is time to connect the dots.

Gay rights in Russia

Doesn’t a truly effective fight for LGBT rights in Russia need to be led by Russians?

California prisons

With Governor Jerry Brown taking a hardline position, strikers must turn to the courts, public opinion or the legislature.

MLK in Memphis

Dr. King’s words in a world awash with surveillance. 

climate change rally

What to make of change on an overheating planet.

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

MLK Mural

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

Blogs

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

Our presence at Occupy Wall Street helped in some immeasurably small way to swell the ranks of the self-proclaimed 99 percent.

October 26, 2011

We cannot sustain ourselves if we don't confront the corporate state.

October 26, 2011

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig is trying to get Occupy USA to build alliances with the Tea Party. He's wrong.

October 26, 2011

A primer with tips on how to support the burgeoning Occupy movement nationwide.

October 25, 2011

After national actions on October 13, Occupy Colleges plans nationwide Teach-ins at colleges and universities on November 2.

October 25, 2011

 This past week, Occupy Wall Street goes global. Plus, DC Correspondent John Nichols on Ohio's labor battle, and Contributing Writer Ari Berman on the 'austerity class.'

October 24, 2011

What is Occupy Wall Street? A movement? A revolution? An experiment? An inspiration? The beginning of a new era where a new politics is being invented? 

October 24, 2011

New York City's Washington Square Park has quickly become the hub for student involvement in Occupy Wall Street.

October 24, 2011

Occupy movements have highlighted the civil rights–crushing behavior of the nation’s police forces.

October 24, 2011