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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.

The documentary, starring the late Andrew Breitbart, is a deranged hodge-podge of bizarre memes, wild dot-connecting and unadulterated fury.

We spoke with organizers, union workers and students in debt who all seem to agree that Occupy isn't over.

A democratic revolution is possible—and necessary.

Contributions to our special issue on Occupy at one by artist and occupier Molly Crabapple.

Those claiming Occupy has failed already forget what other social justice sucesses have taught us: change is slow. 

Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political. 

One year after Occupy Wall Street first shook the world, what lies ahead for the movement?

Occupy Debt

Bereft of their big tent at Zuccotti Park, activists have found a unifying theme in debt.

Can Debt Spark a Revolution?

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

Blogs

Track events, occupations and arrests as they occur on May 1.

April 30, 2012

This year, with the Occupy movement taking full advantage of May Day’s historic significance, we're likely to see the greatest explosion of outrage at the excesses of capital since the first May Day protest in the US in 1886.

April 27, 2012

Occupy Wall Street readies for what organizers hope will be a massive protest and resurgence for the fledgling group.

April 27, 2012

Prisoner of Conscious is meant to both celebrate and inspire the Occupy movement.

April 26, 2012

This week, Cooper Union student organizers preparing for an Occupy Wall Street protest against student debt were infuriated by their school’s decision to introduce tuition in the graduate program.

April 26, 2012

Hundreds of activists from ACT UP, Occupy Wall Street and housing rights groups took to the streets Wednesday to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of ACT UP.

April 26, 2012

In tribute to all those planning actions for May Day, here’s my stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

April 25, 2012

Student and community activists cleared and tilled the ground and planted hundreds of vegetable starters before setting up tents on the Gill Tract, a plot of land at the corner of Marin and San Pablo avenues.

April 23, 2012

Like OWS, ACT UP used direct action against government agencies and corporations—and were vilified in the press for it.

April 23, 2012