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Emma Goldman

This is the second time in living memory that an American movement protesting social injustice has embraced her.

Occupy Homes

Banks trying to foreclose on homes are surprisingly vulnerable to direct action—a fact that Occupy Our Homes intends to exploit.

Count the liberal mayor of Los Angeles as one of those apologists for suppressing truth in the name of civic order.

Despite all the dismissive criticism, Occupy Wall Street has spread like a wild fire globally since its inception three month ago. How could a leaderless and seemingly amorphous movement achieve such global success?

It was Karl Marx who first observed that high finance is “the Vatican of capitalism.” How right he turned out to be.

The real public nuisance is the big money that has engulfed our democracy—and mass demonstrations are the only effective way for “real people” to be heard.

Occupy Wall Street

Will it last? Skeptics are entitled to their doubts, but I'm confident that, as with the Populist movement of a century ago, OWS will bring lasting change

Occupy Wall Street library

The NYPD has twice raided the occupation’s collection, confiscating and destroying books. But never underestimate the power of librarians.

Occupy Wall Street has exposed a system that regards people as disposable, but not usually so literally.

Civil disobedience says, in effect, that the law is not sacred when a better world is at stake.

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March 15 marks the start of Hungary’s 1848 revolution—and protesters are once again hitting the streets for basic rights.

March 14, 2013

Strike Debt, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, has declared actions in response to a national “healthcare emergency.”

March 6, 2013

In all societies, in some form or another, there are young people who live in abandoned properties without the consent of the property owner: A look inside the world of Spanish okupas.

March 4, 2013

“You have the right to a trial” includes the right to a speedy trial, but that hasn’t been the case for Occupy protesters in Boston.

February 5, 2013

Professor Stephanie Luce, a co-author of a new Occupy Wall Street study, takes issue with the media harping on the high household salaries reported in the study.

January 30, 2013

Following the media coverage of the controversy and the protests it has sparked.

January 7, 2013

New Jersey protesters are holding Walmart accountable for a factory fire that killed 112 Bangladeshi workers. 

December 18, 2012

An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement has responded to the Connecticut massacre, calling for gun control policies that will save lives. 

December 17, 2012

From public housing to living wages, how can New York rebuild as a more equal, just city? 

December 7, 2012

Mutual aid is alive and well on the devastated peninsula, filling in where the government failed.

November 28, 2012