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Photo by Iure Kothe Occupy Wall Street to World: This Is So Not Over!

Olivia Rosane   |   Nov 18, 2011

Two days after being evicted from Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street’s flagship occupation marked its two-month anniversary with a massive celebration of resilience.   MORE »



Occupy Together photo by Brett Casper This Changes Everything: How the 99% Woke Up

Sarah van Gelder   |   Nov 18, 2011

Introducing the movement that’s shifting our vision of what kind of world is possible—from the new book, “This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement.”   MORE »



Photo by Cory Doctorow After the Eviction: What’s Next for Occupy Wall Street?

Nathan Schneider   |   Nov 15, 2011

What does the Occupy movement do when its flagship occupation is, at least for now, gone?   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Awakening Creativity photo by Lily Yeh Creativity Blossoms in the Great Migration

Lily Yeh   |   Nov 18, 2011

On the industrial outskirts of Beijing, the transient children of the world’s largest migration taught artist Lily Yeh about finding healing and rootedness in creative power.   MORE »



Philadelphia Mural photo by Alejandro Alvarez Painting the Town Prosperous

James Trimarco   |   Nov 16, 2011

Urban artists revive our neighborhoods and show us how to share our gifts.   MORE »



Jesus is Not For Corporate Greed photo by Mark Lyon An Interfaith Occupation

Adam DeRose   |   Nov 11, 2011

The Occupy movement is bringing deep moral questions that many religions confront to the forefront of national conversation. How faith groups are joining in.   MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Time Banking: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Edgar Cahn   |   Nov 17, 2011

Why let the availability of money determine the range of the possible? Time banks are taking off, in ways you never expected.   MORE »



OWS Photo by Doctor Tongs Occupy A New Conversation

David Korten   |   Nov 16, 2011

America is a tale of two economies: one serves Wall Street, and the other is accountable to the rest of us. Which one will we choose?   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Lessons of a Police Chief: Militarization is a Mistake

Norm Stamper   |   Nov 16, 2011

The police chief who oversaw Seattle’s crackdown on WTO protesters learned the dangers of militarization. His advice for a creating a police force that truly serves and protects communities.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Why We’re Not Afraid

Nov 15, 2011

“Our communities need us—we are all leaders.” A message for the powers that were.   MORE »


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