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David Graeber’s account of Occupy Wall Street is essential—and somewhat maddening in its insistence on heightening the differences between anarchists and liberals.

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Shujaa Graham

“I killed the thing that almost killed me,” said Kirk Bloodsworth, who faced execution in Maryland, the latest state to outlaw capital punishment.

Kent State shooting

The newly unveiled May 4 Visitors Center attempts to reconcile the search for truth with the need for reconciliation and healing.

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Repression after 9/11 is nothing compared to what's come before, and our tools to fight it are greater.

Smokestack

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Stop Family Violence

America's military-masculinity complex is generating violence on a mass scale—at home.

A sense of common destiny with Africa ebbs and flows in New York's gentrifying black enclave.

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Sign on to RootsAction’s petition to the nation’s mayors and police chiefs affirming your support for the right to unfettered peaceful protest.

October 16, 2011

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street activists flooded Times Square on Saturday in a dramatic protest against the upper one percent.

October 16, 2011

Conservative pundits are misrepresenting everything about the Occupy Wall Street, from their views to their legal right to be in Zuccotti Park. 

October 14, 2011

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