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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

Organizers are thinking critically about how to increase impact in Occupy’s second year. 

September 20, 2012

Free University's set up in Madison Square Park is just downtown from the original Free Academy of the City of New York, which was founded in 1847 as a completely tuition-free school.

September 19, 2012

This election remains about the genuine struggles and solutions that benefit all but the most privileged in this country.

September 18, 2012

According to the mainstream media, Occupy is dead. So why are the police taking so many into custody? 

September 18, 2012

The year-old movement doesn’t need its own candidate to influence politics. 

September 17, 2012

Occupy Wall Street plans a protest on the financial district to celebrate its one year anniversary.

September 10, 2012

Tuesday’s provincial election was a pretty good day for the Quebec student movement.

September 5, 2012

Ten undocumented protesters are arrested at the DNC, and a prominent activist is pre-emptively detained for reportedly being on a terrorist watch list.

September 5, 2012

Hundreds of protesters marched in the streets to protest corporate greed as the Democratic National Convention kicks off this week in Charlotte. 

September 4, 2012

Protests erupt outside, and also inside, the Republican National Convention.

August 29, 2012