Author Event: Party in The Street

Author Event: Party in The Street

Party in the Street; The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11  explores the interaction between political parties and social movements in the United States. Examining the collapse of the post-9/11 antiwar movement against the wars in Iraq and...
Too Big to Ignore

Too Big to Ignore

Three years after the Occupy movement first directed long-overdue attention to the scourge of inequality in America, the gulf between rich and poor has gotten too big for even the Federal Reserve to ignore. As Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently pointed out,...
Author Event: The Rich Don’t Always Win – MD

Author Event: The Rich Don’t Always Win – MD

The Occupy Wall Street protests have captured America’s political imagination. Polls show that two-thirds of the nation now believe that America’s enormous wealth ought to be “distributed more evenly.” However, almost as many...
Occupy Wall Street Paved the Way

Occupy Wall Street Paved the Way

Super-rich Don’t hear our woes; They attend, To cars and clothes. The Occupy movement seems somewhat subdued these days. That’s largely because the 1 percent is ready for them. Consider how Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared for the May NATO conference in...
Bilked by Banks

Bilked by Banks

Big banks are A special breed, Raised and trained To honor greed. This corrupt banking system of ours is a wonder. Sure, it’s important to have a safe place to squirrel away money, get a loan or credit card, and earn a little interest. In the old days, we even...
What Comes Next?: Building on Occupy and the 99% Spring

What Comes Next?: Building on Occupy and the 99% Spring

Where does the Occupy movement turn next? Can social movements build on its momentum? Will protest and new forms of mobilization create change to transform the economy to one that works for people and the planet? When would-be Occupiers pitched the first tents in New...

Radio Tahrir (Part II): The Indignado and Occupy Movement

This is a transcript of one of the two main interviews during Radio Tahrir (Part I is here), a marathon looking back on the Arab awakening, the Indignados and the Occupy movement, live recorded at the Kaaitheather, Brussels, 11th of March 2012, conceived and moderated...
Review: Noam Chomsky’s “Occupy”

Review: Noam Chomsky’s “Occupy”

Noam Chomsky has seen a lot of social movements. He cut his teeth on the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s and 1970s. He participated in the anti-intervention struggles of the 1980s as well as in the World Social Forums that began in the 1990s. Now in...
Author Event: 99 to 1

Author Event: 99 to 1

For the last thirty years, we’ve lived through a radical redistribution of wealth. All the money has moved upward to a tiny fraction of the population. It’s as though we’re undertaking a bizarre social experiment to see how much inequality a...
Review: Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere

Review: Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere

It was not sheer coincidence, journalist Paul Mason explains in Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions, that drove people from places as varied as Egypt, Greece, Britain, New York City, and Wisconsin to stand up and speak out against...
Beyond the Golden Couples of Pyongyang

Beyond the Golden Couples of Pyongyang

It’s not likely that an Occupy Pyongyang movement will set up tents in Kim Il Sung Square anytime soon. Protest, after all, is virtually non-existent in that society. But the same widening inequalities that plague the United States and the global economy can...
Review: Occupy World Street

Review: Occupy World Street

The current global financial system remains unstable, a house of cards awaiting the next disturbance. It might be the exhaustion of fossil fuels or the breakup of the euro or a major hedge fund collapse. Corporations have growing influence over the political system....