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Can Debt Spark a Revolution?

If Occupy evolves into a debt resistance movement, the results could be explosive.

Occupy Wall Street: New Ways of Thinking About Space

As last year’s occupations showed, cities need more places the public can call its own.

An Israeli court absolved the state of responsibility for her death. But the memory of this courageous activist for Palestinian rights will help advance her cause.

Despite rumors of its demise, Occupy Wall Street has given rise to a flurry of actions targeting the 99 percent. What is this new phenomenon—and what role will it play in November?

At UC Davis and other institutions, student-led protests against austerity are met with thuggish riot cops and the criminalization of speech. 

O’Reilly and his crew cooked up the wacky theory this week that the Institute for Policy Studies is serving as the clandestine headquarters for the Occupy movement.

James Dimon

JP Morgan’s CEO once complained that traders would need to see psychiatrists in order to comply with financial regulations. Maybe that’s not such a bad idea.

When it comes to running Bank of America, shareholders don’t have much more influence than the demonstrators outside.

Bank of America protest

The financial giant’s shareholder meeting will draw protesters on the outside—and disgruntled investors on the inside. 

At the first International Drone Summit, advocates call for transparency and an end to the US policies that rain terror from the sky.

Blogs

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014

This has been, and will continue to be, about the protection of black life and the end of the police state.

November 19, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

Could the chemicals in beauty products be causing long-term health problems for salon workers?

November 17, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014

Mass uprisings like the one that brought down the Soviet bloc are neither as rare—nor as spontaneous—as they first appear.

November 11, 2014

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

November 10, 2014

“Let us not fool ourselves in this hour of appraisal…”

November 5, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014