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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.

Blogs

The group hopes its initiative will be the beginning of a spring surge.

April 16, 2012

Will Occupy Wall Street achieve goals that older protest movements left unfinished?

April 13, 2012

The ranks of those sleeping “in the belly of the beast” as a form of protest continues to grow in New York City.

April 13, 2012

Occupy Wall Street's new strategy combines two of its most powerful elements: physical occupation and the targeting of Wall Street.

April 11, 2012

How Occupy Wall Street plans to make Bank of America go “kaput.”

April 9, 2012

Occupiers respond to the 99 Percent Spring, a movement aiming to recruit and train 100,000 Americans to learn the ways of non-violent direct action.

April 6, 2012

An impressive coalition of liberal-left groups are aiming to recruit and train 100,000 Americans in the precepts of non-violent direct action.

April 4, 2012

Police arrest nearly eighty protesters in San Francisco during the 'First Real Occupation' of 2012.

April 3, 2012

Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters march across the Brooklyn Bridge to mark the six-month anniversary of one of the largest mass arrests of activists in US history.

April 2, 2012