After a burst of massive street protests and a period of dormant self-reflection, the Occupy movement has settled into its second year as a force for community-rooted resistance.
After a bookstore event about my book Thank You, Anarchy with Rebecca Solnit on Saturday, some friends and I were joined at dinner by a young activist who’d been involved in Occupy San Francisco. We swapped stories of the movement’s past and ideas about its future. He talked about how he had considered himself an… More
In the heady early days of Occupy Wall Street, there was a lot of talk about whether this thing was really a movement or something else, something presumably less worthy of attention. In an early Room for Debate discussion at The New York Times, for instance, the eminent social movement scholar Stephen Zunes stressed that… More
A right-wing website warned earlier this month, “Occupy Wall Street may soon occupy New York’s City Hall.” Get out your tents, folks.
As the debate over immigration reform continues in Washington, the victory of one group of mostly unauthorized workers is now in the national spotlight — demonstrating a direct-action path that unauthorized workers across the country could adopt to win rights both at work and in broader society. Robin Blotnick and Rachel Lears’ film “The Hand… More
As a member of the Rockaway community, I felt compelled to clarify a few things about a recent Mother Jones article criticizing Occupy Sandy’s allocation and dispersement of donated money. First, let me say that although there are real concerns in the community about Occupy Sandy — as there are with other mostly-white, outsider groups — this reporter… More
Last week, Lopi LaRoe received a letter threatening her with jail time and thousands of dollars in fines for enlisting Smokey to the anti-fracking cause.