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Why do austerity measures remain so popular within the beltway while the overwhelming evidence in the rest of the country points to the fact that such measures increase unemployment and hinder economic growth?

Occupy Wall Street

It’s not hard to understand how environmental quality and economic inequality came to be joined at the hip.

Those three decades of rampant upper-crust greed unleashed by the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s will be well marked by future historians recording the death of the American dream.

Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy movement is not a sexual revolution. But in a society organized for alienation, it has made human contact its sword and its shield.

Ideas from the 99%

The OWS movement is already a success for having raised the issues explored in the articles presented here.

Inspired by struggles overseas and in the past, the protests have brought the wealth gap back to the center of political debate.
 

Image courtesy of Melanie Cervantes

“Is OWS diverse enough?” is not the right question. The real challenge is ensuring the movement has a racial justice agenda.

Wall Street

To secure their privilege, the richest Americans resort to a range of maneuvers beyond the evasion of taxes and financial regulation.

Occupy College

The crushing burden of student debt has shattered the American dream for a whole generation. They want their future back.

Bank of America

The 99 percent have been footing the bill for too long. It’s time for the financial industry to pick up its own tab.

Blogs

Reporters covering the eviction of Occupy Wall Street were arrested and restrained from doing their jobs.

November 15, 2011

With last night's surprise NYPD clearing of Liberty Plaza, the already-planned International Day of Action on November 17 will grow far larger than it would have been otherwise. 

November 15, 2011

An eyewitness report.

November 15, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different from that of Ohio’s Kasich. But that’s not what he told a caller he thought was billionaire David Koch.

November 14, 2011

Wielding assault rifles, twenty-five police dressed in full riot gear raided an abandoned car dealership in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A group of demonstrators had reclaimed the space to set up a kitchen, clinic and yoga classes.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011

Takeaways from a discussion on gender and the Occupy movement at Syracuse University.

November 14, 2011

A Berkeley undergraduate rebuts and rebukes the University of California Chancellor's criticism of Occupy Cal.

November 14, 2011

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, reflections on glasnost's fate.

November 14, 2011