5 Good Ideas from Occupy’s National Gathering
by James TrimarcoAug 07, 2012
- Occupiers used the National Gathering to trade ideas about what was working and what wasn’t. The 5 ideas profiled below show a movement determined to adapt and stay vibrant.
Occupy Los Angeles Blends Art & Activism
by James TrimarcoAug 01, 2012
- The writing’s on the wall—literally. Occupiers in L.A. take to a new medium and spread words of protest with chalk.
Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story
by Samantha HerndonAug 01, 2012
- Last year, climate activist Tim DeChristopher went to jail for bidding $1.7 million (that he didn't have) to save 22,000 acres of public land from corporate extraction.
Occupy the Dam: Brazil’s Indigenous Uprising
by John PerkinsJul 23, 2012
- In the Amazonian backcountry, tribes are challenging construction of the world’s third-largest dam—by dismantling it. Here’s what they can teach us about standing up to power.
Climate Emergency Action Plan
by Sarah van GelderJul 20, 2012
- We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis, but we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization — and we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
A Student Debt Strike Force Takes Off
by Yates McKeeJul 19, 2012
- Debt—and the shame that surrounds it—is the tie that binds the 99 percent. Can young people reimagine it as something productive, rather than a tool for profiteering?
States Close in on Citizens United: California, Montana, and Beyond
by John BonifazJul 13, 2012
- Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court justices behind the notorious decision struck down a century-old Montana law curbing corruption in politics. Last week, California became the largest state yet to officially join the movement to end Citizens United for good.
When You Should Vote For Book Burning
Jul 09, 2012
- The people of Troy, Mich. almost lost their public library—until they launched a shocking reverse-psychology campaign to convince their city it still needs books.
Occupy’s National Gathering: A Vision for the Next Step Forward?
by James TrimarcoJul 06, 2012
- The movement has been accused before of lacking direction. But this week in Philadelphia, delegates to the first-ever national Occupy gathering created a streamlined vision for the change they want to see.
Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghJun 28, 2012
- International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.
Occupy: The National Gathering
by Jake BlumgartJun 27, 2012
- Occupiers from around the country will gather to discuss the future of the movement. What's at stake?
In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking
by Joshua Kahn RussellJun 26, 2012
- Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.
Wisconsin’s Uprising: It’s Not Over
by Andy KrollJun 11, 2012
- The recall failed. So what’s next for the Cheddar Revolution?
Use the People’s Veto to End Citizens United
by Fran KortenJun 08, 2012
- Widespread, multi-sector activism is exactly what is needed to amend the constitution.
Street Credibility: Homeless Protesters Fight For Recognition
by Claudia RoweJun 05, 2012
- Do corporations have an obligation to help the poor in their communities? These unconventional occupiers think so.