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  • Protests Are Going Viral

    Last week saw demonstrations and resistance in many forms across the world, from students protesting tuition hikes to citizens demanding accountable government, a clean environment, workers' rights to organize and more.

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  • So, What's Next?

    The emergence of an international protest movement without a coherent program is not an accident: it reflects a deeper crisis, one without an obvious solution. So what is the movement's next step?

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  • Opinion: 100 years after the Titanic - and we're still sinking

    The owners of the Titanic had too few lifeboats on board because they weren't legally forced to provide more. Now that reckless, greed-driven banking and financial executives have sunk our economy, here's a thought: Before you bet the farm that high-risk enterprises are inclined to self-regulate, have a word with Alan Greenspan.

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  • Occupying the Department of Justice: "Let's fucking stand our ground."

    The Tuesday action tapped into a vein of energy which some have said the Occupy movement initially missed with its focus on economic issues. Participants saw Occupy the DOJ as a key coalition-building event to bring people of color into the wider movement, which has often been criticized for being too white.

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  • Reading (and Misreading) Anonymous

    The media has often framed Anonymous as a threat because the diffuse and leaderless movement has become a potent symbol of popular dissatisfaction with the concentration of political and corporate power in fewer and fewer hands.

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  • A Sleepless Night on Occupied Wall Street

    NEW YORK, NY, April 17 – Unseasonably warm air filled the streets of Manhattan as I approached the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street. I glanced to my right and found my comrades on the steps of Federal Hall.

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  • 20 Excuses for Playing Hooky on May Day

    On May 1, the International Worker’s Day holiday, Occupy Wall Street will stage a general strike. Oddly, union workers suffer under the yolk of a piece of 1947 GOP legislation called the Taft-Hartley Act, which requires unions to give 60 days notice for any strike action, and bans a variety of actions like the general strike.

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  • The Landscape of May Day in New York

    An Occupy Wall Street organizer I know — one of the original ones, from the planning meetings before the occupation began on September 17 — has a striking banner atop his Facebook Timeline.

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  • Student Loan Debt: Wall Street’s Next Bubble?

    Far from being a narcissistic pet issue for the disproportionately young Occupy crowds, student indebtedness in countries without universal education systems is a symptom of the same underlying pathologies that brought down the housing market five years ago - and could soon be the cause of another catastrophic economic contagion.

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  • Striking in LA on May 1st? Read This

    For May 1st, Occupy Los Angeles is organizing around a “4 Winds” People’s Power Car and Bike Caravan through the urban sprawl of Los Angeles that will culminate in direct action in and around the financial district of downtown L.A.

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