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Los Angeles

As residents complain of nosebleeds and headaches, the country’s biggest oil-producing city moves to ban hydraulic fracturing.

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Natural Gas

It’s just as important to stop Cove Point.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Farm fields

With regulation inadequate and children especially vulnerable, it makes sense for consumers to try to minimize exposure.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

Smokestack

The climate of change and the dangers of stasis.

XL Dissent

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

Blogs

It's people-powered, no-tech, lo-fi and astonishingly slow. But the human microphone, an adaptation to New York's laws against amplified sound, may be Occupy Wall Street's secret weapon.

October 3, 2011

Previous protests have presented detailed policy proposals to no avail. Maybe it’s time to try something new.

October 3, 2011

Since every great protest movement needs its culture, here's my stab at a list of the ten best songs ever written about class and poverty in tribute to #OccupyWallStreet.

October 3, 2011

What is the occupiers' agenda? It’s the humanity, stupid!

October 3, 2011

Inititial reports heaped the blame for the confusion on the Brooklyn Bridge this past weekend on the NYPD. Now, the narrative is changing, with the establishment media shifting accusations in the protesters’ direction.

October 3, 2011

If we are going to Occupy Wall Street, DC and other locales, let’s take the fight to corporate greed ground zero: David Stern’s NBA.

October 3, 2011

The occupation continues to grow on Wall Street, while dozens of occupations rise up across the country. Here's a running thread of news and links.

October 3, 2011

Show up at Liberty Plaza, donate money, buy pizza, spread the word and start your own occupation.

October 2, 2011

One of Obama’s favorite novelists holds court on politics, the Wall Street protests and a new HBO adaptation of his famous work The Corrections.

October 1, 2011