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Occupy Wall Street

In a public comment to the SEC, an Occupy working group details troubling loopholes in the Volcker Rule, part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill.

Wisconsin protests

The renewal of labor militancy and radical politics is being led by a rising generation with its own rock-and-rap passion.

Law enforcement appears to be regularly sending subpoenas to social media companies. This time, the target found out about it.

An Occupy protester in Chicago

The Occupy movement has been a seedbed of creativity. Now it needs to declare its values.

The prosperous, urban middle-class—those who benefit from the government’s policies—have revolted against it. If even they don’t support the existing order, what future does it have?

In a volatile era, OWS’s participatory democracy makes more sense than top-down government.

The grassroots victory shows that concern for fundamental issues such as health and clean water transcends party politics.

The Nebraska Sandhills

The Keystone fight showed ordinary Nebraskans their power. Will their unlikely alliance stick?

Iraq vet, former financial adviser and OWS protester Derek McGee reflects on the changes that have occurred in this country since September 11, 2001. 

Blogs

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

According to a new report, the city’s collusion with immigration authorities has led to the unjust detention and deportation of noncitizens. 

August 13, 2014

Passionate American opposition to Israeli policy has rarely been more important.

July 29, 2014