"People can't ignore my book," says Dr. Micah White, PhD. Well, people can, but once they've read the award-winning activist's innovative call-to-arms The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution, they won't want to. Part manifesto, part memoir, and part history of activism, The End of Protest is a radical document in every sense of the word. Show More Summary
NEVER LET IT BE SAID THAT BERNIE SANDERS DOESN’T TAKE RECYCLING SERIOUSLY! Bernie: Create a Tea Party off the Left Within the Democratic Party Now. Well, other than Occupy Wall Street, and their predecessors, including, as Glenn noted in 2011, “the Coffee Party, the Brownbaggers, The Other 95%, A New Way Forward, [and] the One […]
Four and half years ago, watching the Occupy Wall Street movement take off, Bernie Sanders hailed the "extremely important" work activists were doing in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park and across the country. "We have got to continue to focus on the greed of Wall Street, and we've got to bring about real...
A middle-aged book collector in Mali helped keep the fabled city’s libraries, books and manuscripts safe from occupying jihadists (Joshua Hammer, 'The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda', Wall Street Journal 25th April, 2016)
UC Davis California appears to have paid a lot of money to censor Google search results in order to protect its public image. The maneuver came after video went viral of a group of young Occupy Wall Street protesters being pepper sprayed by police. Show More Summary
In a break from the more traditional post-debate analysis routine, the Fox News Channel chose to award the cast of The Five its sole post-Democratic debate hour on Thursday and, of course, it featured humorous quips from co-host Greg Gutfeld. Show More Summary
Like the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Paris “Nuit Debout” protests over labor reforms are fueled by social media, which allow people to communicate instantly with one another and bypass corporate media when it ignores them.
Remember the November 2011 pepper-spray incident at UC Davis? After video footage of a campus police officer casually blanketing Occupy Wall Street student protestors with pepper-spray went viral, the episode prompted mass outrage, sparked conversations about the militarization of police, and launched a thousand memes. Read more...
The loose collective of writers, editors, and designers who five years ago reminded their readers in Zuccotti Park that “our system is broken” is now urging registered Democrats to get out and vote for Senator Bernie Sanders in next week’s primary election. [ more › ]
The protest power of architecture Protest architecture has taken many forms -- from the tent cities of Occupy Wall Street to the "Trojan Polar Bear" that appeared outside of Shell's London office last year. But now, in a remote Massachusetts field, a new structure of protest has taken shape -- a model of Henry David Thoreau's cabin on Walden pond. Show More Summary
The Nuit Debout (“Up All Night”) protest movement that is sweeping France has grown far faster than its ideological cousin, the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to one of the original organizers of that 2011 protest. “What’s remarkable...Show More Summary
A new name for an old group will be "sitting in" at the US Capital throughout the week. Democracy Spring claims the have signed up more than 1,000...
NOMA has transformed a small recess into a unique 'hole in the wall' take-away coffee tenancy. The compact 11 sqm tenancy footprint occupies a 15 sqm partially redundant services recess on the Alexander Building retail site at the corner of Raglan Road and Walcott Street in Mount Lawley, Western Australia. Show More Summary
The early-morning line for Shakespeare in the Park tickets is a realm unto itself, an eco-system unlike any other. It's Occupy Wall Street, but instead of demanding a radical redistribution of wealth, we politely ask to see free outdoor classical theater. Show More Summary
As they continue to tear up their respective parties, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are tapping into rich veins of “anti-establishment” fury. And while they’ve managed to create movements of a force not seen at the ballot box in years, they clearly owe a debt to the US’s two biggest protest...
On September 17, 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement exploded onto the scene. Peaceful protestors set up tents and sleeping bags in New York City’s Zuccotti Park. The movement’s slogan was “We are the 99 percent.” Protestors railed against big banks, the growing foreclosure scandal, and political corruption. Show More Summary
Something incredible has happened in the short time between Occupy Wall Street and #BlackLivesMatter. While the Occupy movement was mocked for their ukulele playing and library-lending programs, the latter are being lauded as heroes for interrupting politicians and challenging authority. Show More Summary
Rumors have been flying around for months that Radiohead have been planning a world tour this summer with stops in the NYC area in July—and unlike that time Radiohead were supposed to turn up at an Occupy Wall Street event, these rumors...Show More Summary
Pollster Doug Schoen describes himself as “one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for over thirty years.” The last we heard of him was a few years ago in the context of a poll he did of Occupy Wall Street. On Feb. 3, we heard from Schoen again. He’s been working for Michael Bloomberg, […]
Sometimes the seemingly simple act of occupying space can be a radical, profoundly political act. So it was for the thousands who crowded into a corporate plaza in lower Manhattan five years ago to metaphorically Occupy Wall Street, galvanizing national focus on a theme of economic inequality that...