The economic collapse that struck panic into the heart of U.S. political and financial institutions gave birth to a popular movement that continues to this day.
The U.S. and other "advanced" nations have created a global class structure shaped by shocking inequality and poverty. Worse, it’s accelerating the race to ecological disaster.
In a new episode of “On Contact,” the Truthdig columnist (pictured left) explores successful protest strategies with the activist and attorney.
The Wall Street takeover of Washington, D.C., and the related imperial agenda of the “Pentagon System” were advanced more effectively by the nation’s first black president than they could have been by white Republicans such as John McCain or Mitt Romney.
With Occupy crushed, the corporate state aims to deny public space to any group that might trigger a new popular uprising. If this repression wins out, the resulting silence may be replaced with the thunder of violent resistance. With Occupy crushed, the corporate state aims to deny public space to any group that might trigger a new popular uprising.
The University of California on Wednesday reached an expensive settlement with the 21 UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during what was otherwise a peaceful demonstration last year in support of the Occupy movement.
The Occupy movement is celebrating its first anniversary Monday with a full slate of protests and a side of party hats. At least 100 arrests have been reported thus far.
Chris Hedges stopped by NPR on Thursday to discuss his new book, "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," with "Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan. Click below to listen to the interview. Chris Hedges discussed his new book, "Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt," with "Talk of the Nation" host Neal Conan on NPR.
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Ralph Nader believes that the call to raise the minimum wage has the potential to divide the Republican Party, which has not been split on any major issue in Congress since Obama took office.The Occupy movement may be able to forge a powerful alliance with millions of working men and women around a national call to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour.