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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.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Fracking

The millions of miles of distribution and service pipelines crisscrossing the nation mean that countless Americans—even those living far from gas fields—find themselves on the frontlines of fracking. 

Pete Seeger

Bruce Springsteen said it best, on Pete’s ninetieth birthday: “You outlasted the bastards, man.”

Pete Seeger

Pete’s fingers can strum no longer, but, thanks to him, people around the world can have many “singing tomorrows.”

Blogs

Mayor Mike ordered protesters to leave Liberty Park for scheduled cleaning. The activists refused, and the company that owns the park canceled the order.

October 14, 2011

Eric on story collections and film fest picks and Reed on Wall Street's media advantage. 

October 13, 2011

Signs are strong that Mayor Bloomberg is finally trying to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park under the ruse of a thorough park cleaning.

October 13, 2011

On Saturday, the movement will reach America's fourth largest city with a morning event at Grand Army Plaza.

October 13, 2011

From Salem to Salt Lake City, Occupy Wall Street is gathering energy and bursting outward.

October 13, 2011

Participating students in the Occupy College protests achieved something that our generation lacked until this point: a visible presence within a significant social movement.

October 12, 2011

Republican presidential candidates initially attacked the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. Now they say they understand their grievances, but it's nothing a tax cut won't fix. 

October 11, 2011

Over forty years after his famous black power salute at the 1968 Olympic Games, John Carlos joins the Nation's Dave Zirin (who is also his biographer) to show his support for Occupy Wall Street.

October 11, 2011

Is Occupy Wall Street capable of enacting concrete, social change?

October 11, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is growing, and it’s already changing the center of gravity of our politics.

October 11, 2011