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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.

Occupy is the base upon which to build a mass left radical movement, one that challenges the system itself.

Occupy Wall Street

The movement isn’t about reforming capitalism, it’s about creating a democracy that’s incompatible with capitalism.

The American people aren't looking for militants and vanguards, they want a full-service Occupy.

Blogs

And a DC lawyer reflects on his essay from 1984, when Hong Kong was “full of life.”

October 7, 2014

Voting and movements help create representative democracy.

October 3, 2014

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 19, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

More than two-dozen groups are calling on lawmakers to address serious gaps and inconsistencies in the president’s strategy.

September 16, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

The whole spat between Russia and the West could easily have been avoided.

September 8, 2014

A grassroots citizen-driven campaign has forced the Senate to debate a constitutional response to Citizens United.

September 7, 2014

If you’re asking the question “Where is the movement?” you simply haven’t been paying attention.

August 28, 2014

The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014