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Visiting occupations in New York, Madrid, London and beyond, one finds almost eerie similarities, but also important differences.

Occupy Wall Street may be a directly democratic and leaderless movement—but that doesn’t mean it lacks structure.

The movement’s urgent challenge is to meet organized repression with organized resistance.

How Wall Street Occupied America

Why the rich keep getting richer and our democracy is getting poorer.

Occupy Wall Street

The protesters have put their faith in the last seemingly credible force in the world: each other.

A (self-) graduation speech for the Occupiers at Zuccotti Park.

Occupy Wall Street protesters

As intense protests spawned by Occupy Wall Street continue to grow, it is worth asking: Why now? The answer is not obvious. 

As politicians and pundits continue to agonize over what Occupy Wall Street really wants, those at Zuccotti Park are busy actually working toward their visions of what victory for the movement would look like.

Homeless in America

What occupiers from all walks of life are discovering is that to be homeless in America is to live like a fugitive.

Occupy Wall Street

Its power lies not in any specific demands, endorsements or alliances but in its direct appeal to the hearts and minds of the population at large.

Blogs

Thanks to the $14 billion commercial bail industry, we have two criminal justice systems: one for the rich and one for the rest of us.

October 15, 2013

As police brutality, deportation and voter suppression rage on, new movements emerge.

October 11, 2013

In states that use Corizon to provide healthcare in their prisons, medical neglect and abuse run rampant. 

October 8, 2013

I’m joining NARAL Pro-Choice America as a member of their board of directors, and I’m excited to work with their new initiatives to include young people.

October 2, 2013

Prison phone companies like Global Tel* Link get away with charging prisoners exorbitant rates just to keep in touch with their families. Tell the Federal Communications Commission to end this predatory practice. 

October 1, 2013

As the semester rolls on, fast-tracked teachers, vouchers and corporate-friendly Democrats get roasted.

September 27, 2013

Early Thursday afternoon on the West Coast, Governor Jerry Brown tweeted a message: “Today, I signed a bill to help California’s domestic workers.”

September 26, 2013

The Grinnell College Young Innovator Prize offers a $100,000 prize annually to activists under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in the field of social justice.

September 23, 2013

Concerted pressure from labor, “alt-labor” community, women’s, immigrants, seniors and disability rights groups made change happen after eighty years. A pledge by candidate Obama and the personal commitment of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis helped too.

September 22, 2013

By pressuring universities to cut their contracts, students can put meaningful pressure on international corporations to respond to the demands of workers.

September 17, 2013