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Blaming themselves for their plight, the unemployed don’t look to protest—or to government—for a way out.

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.

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Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Demonstrations have occurred in more than 150 cities across the US in the week since a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

December 3, 2014

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014

Mass uprisings like the one that brought down the Soviet bloc are neither as rare—nor as spontaneous—as they first appear.

November 11, 2014

A new report documents the most major concerns.

October 31, 2014

The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals the homophobia in the Marine Corps and the dangers of US military presence in the region.

October 29, 2014

A lesson in how to provide banking centered on people's needs and not on profit for its investors, the Columbia credit union might well ripple well beyond the Morningside campus. 

October 22, 2014

NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering or “Poly” facilitates innovation through exploitation of graduate student labor. 

October 21, 2014