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Pete Seeger

For his 90th birthday, a rollicking celebration at Madison Square Garden paid tribute to the extraordinary activist musician.

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Kiev protest

Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence. 

Minimum wage protest

Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Edward Snowden

Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.

For the people of South Africa, Mandela was the leader they could identify with—one who had suffered alongside them.

Blogs

Since they can no loner ignore the occupation, the mainstream media has decided to mock and dismiss it instead.

October 6, 2011

Conversations that took place at the march from Foley Square on October 5.

October 6, 2011

Thousands of people gathered at Foley Square in New York City, including many prominent unions, to demand an end to the bailout of Wall Street and a beginning to the bailing out of the American people.

October 5, 2011

Official responses to Occupy Wall Street in LA and NYC have been different—really different.

October 5, 2011

As Occupy Wall Street gains ground, Kai Wright joins Democracy Now! to discuss whether the protests could evolve into a viable, populist movement.

October 5, 2011

A movement once dismissed is now embraced by Teamsters, MoveOn, key Democrats and even Ron Paul. Obama? Not so much.

October 5, 2011

The #OccupyWallStreet movement against economic injustice is spreading like wildfire.

October 5, 2011

A nation-wide student walk-out is planned for today, Oct. 5, at noon. From New York to Los Angeles, students will march in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

October 5, 2011