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Disabled people march on Washington to protest policies that keep them out of sight, out of mind.

In his memoir, Taking Liberties, Aryeh Neier emerges, almost
despite himself, as a fascinating man.

Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel

The people are asking for answers from the People's House.

The insurgent delegations were in many respects the product of years of anti-WTO organizing.

Bayard Rustin forged a remarkable career as a social activist. Briefly a
member of the Young Communist League, he repudiated communism but
remained a socialist throughout his life.

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Students involved in the University of Connecticut’s Occupy movement didn’t take a break from protesting during finals week—they set up a permanent occupation in the library while simultaneously studying for exams and writing papers.

December 15, 2011

Anyone despairing over the immense power of the corporate sector to dominate world affairs should watch this video documenting the power that grassroots protest can still muster in the face of mass injustice.

December 14, 2011

Change takes movements on the outside and champions on the inside. This is the time to be recruiting candidates who share the convictions of the 99 percent.

December 14, 2011

A new poll suggests that the pointman for the Republican assault on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid could lose.

December 14, 2011

The Occupy movement has always been more about doing than demanding and last week, OWS stepped it up another notch.

December 9, 2011

Occupy Princeton students mic-check a JP Morgan-Chase Treasury Services info session on December 7, 2011. The first direct action taken up by Occupy Princeton—they promise “more to come.”

December 8, 2011

First-hand accounts from students of the night the LAPD raided OccupyLA.

December 7, 2011

Another wave of action in Washington focused on K Street lobbying today. 

December 7, 2011

Bloomberg derided Occupy Wall Street and journalists who cover it at a private party at Gracie Mansion.

December 7, 2011