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Protest in New York City's Union Square against the killing of Trayvon Martin

A thousand demonstrators gathered in Union Square to call for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer. More protests are planned across the country.

Drought

The last days of winter and the first days of spring have seen hundreds of record-breaking high temperatures. Worry.

Occupy has already accomplished so much. What promise does it hold and what dangers does it face this spring?

What happens to American politics in the absence of protest movements?

Why is it conservatives, rather than progressives, who speak of moral crises?

Occupy tiene que continuar su marcha como un movimiento decidido y frontal que ocupe bancos, casas matrices, juntas de directorio, campus universitarios y la mismísima Wall Street.

As the weather heats up, so will the action. But what direction should the movement take?

Occupy Wall Street

The head of the beast can only be cut off at one place—and that’s downtown Manhattan.

Zuccotti Park

The cohesive communities formed in town square in the fall are over, but the movement lives on.

Blogs

This year's winner of the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom Medal is as adept detailing the mechanics of a mine-triggered landslide as he is at critiquing the dangerous combination of ideology and profit motive that caused it to occur.

October 19, 2013

The Brown Divest Coal Campaign is asking Brown University to divest from any holdings it has in America's fifteen largest coal companies and is hopeful for a “yes” vote on divestment this October.

 

October 18, 2013

The history of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers shows us just how much can be accomplished with savvy organizing at the grassroots and perseverance.  

October 18, 2013

Farmers, civil liberties and food safety advocates had worried that a funding resolution would extend the rider, which crippled oversight over GMOs. 

October 17, 2013

Former staff editor Emily Greene Balch's 1946 Peace Prize win “recognized how much private citizens can contribute to the conditions for international peace.”

October 12, 2013

In the case of students with the passion to fight climate change, it’s time to face the truth and overcome it: we are the enemy.

October 8, 2013

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013

Prison phone companies like Global Tel* Link get away with charging prisoners exorbitant rates just to keep in touch with their families. Tell the Federal Communications Commission to end this predatory practice. 

October 1, 2013

By pressuring universities to cut their contracts, students can put meaningful pressure on international corporations to respond to the demands of workers.

September 17, 2013

On the group report from Occupy Wall Street’s second anniversary.

September 17, 2013