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Bertolt Brecht

The clever, impassioned homemade signs dotting Zuccotti Park recall the work of Bertolt Brecht.

Occupy Wall Street

The police occupation of the Wall Street area has been hardly less massive, sustained or impressive than the Zuccotti Park encampment.

From the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, 2011 will be remembered as a year of youthful mass movements and popular revolts—none of which could have occurred without the surreptitious help of computer hacktivists.

If Zuccotti Park falls, where will the Occupy Wall Street movement move next?

Wall Street, New York City, in 1847

After an absence of well over half a century, Wall Street is back, center stage, as the preferred American icon of revulsion, a status it held for a fair share of our history.

Occupy Wall Street protester

The genius of Occupy Wall Street has been the pitch-perfect resonance of its founding premises. It has grown so rapidly because the American people desperately wanted this movement.

The task of our time is to insist that we can afford to build a decent society—while at the same time, respect the real limits to what the earth can take.

Occupy Wall Street protesters

The battle for the Internet has politicized prankster cybercollectives like Anonymous--and now authorities are cracking down.

Contrary to the mainstream media's coverage, you don't need to be unemployed, homeless or in need of medication to pull the night shift at Occupy Wall Street.

Blogs

A little-noticed bill would make it harder for protesters to demonstrate near federal officials. 

March 6, 2012

Around the world, a billion people belong to co-ops. The top 300 have combined sales in excess of $1 trillion. That’s according to the United Nations. That’s right, it's 2012, the Year of the Co-Op!

March 2, 2012

Today's actions are meant to draw attention to the corporatization and privatization of education, from pre-K through higher education, in both private and public institutions.

March 1, 2012

In 2008, a worker occupation at the Chicago factory sent up a flare of resistance. Now those same workers are considering alternatives to working for a boss.

March 1, 2012

Occupy Colleges calls for March 1 National Day of Action for Education.

February 28, 2012

As a last resort to end a fourteen-year campaign for a living wage, fifteen students are now on day six of a hunger strike.

February 23, 2012

"The youth didn't lose energy, we lost our leader."

February 23, 2012

Activists in New York City, Boston and Washington, DC take over Novartis offices warning that pharma giant Novartis’ lawsuit in India could deny lifesaving medicines to millions of people.

February 22, 2012

Schools coast to coast hold teach-ins in preparation for March 1 nationwide march for education.

February 17, 2012

A Harper's journalist recently went undercover as a University of Phoenix student. What he found was an "education" that was anything but--and a prime example of how the 1 percent are profiting off the less fortunate. 

February 16, 2012