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A new graphic novel documents the intense legal wranglings inside one of the most important trials of the Internet age.

Astra Taylor

Her new book reconsiders how democratic the digital world really is.

Somaly Mam

Why exactly did the telegenic Cambodian campaigner use fake trafficking victims to raise philanthropic cash from Westerners? And when will Nicholas Kristof ever learn?

The Obama administration’s new targets to reduce carbon emissions are a step in the right direction, but we need to demand much more.

West Port Arthur

If you live in a toxic environment like this, surrounded by refineries, you’re probably not thinking about some future apocalypse. You’re living in one.

Free Shifa

As young Muslim men disappear into US prisons for “pre-crimes” they haven’t committed, activists demand justice.

Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

Tune in all day Thursday to watch Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and others at the New Populism Conference.

Brecht Forum

The Brecht Forum, a storied radical institution, has lost its lease.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

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Occupy Harvard will consolidate the footprint of its original encampment to a winterized geodesic dome—provided by Occupy supporters at MIT—serving as a hub of activity and growth for the movement.

December 18, 2011

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