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XL Dissent

The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.

Money in politics

This old American democratic tradition already has deep support at the grassroots.

Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Chokwe Lumumba

The Jackson mayor had ambitious plans to bring “people power” and a “solidarity economy” to his city and state.

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

The author of The Flamethrowers weighs in on literary inspiration, motorcycle crashes and why radicals prefer hardcover.

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.

Blogs

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