Occupy Movement

Sexual Misconduct Scandals Focus on the Weinsteins, but Largely Ignore Their Poorer Victims

"Women in low-wage jobs, like hotel cleaners or farm workers, experience high levels of harassment because they do not have the bargaining power to …

Viral

Why We’re Petitioning Seattle’s Federal Court to Unseal Electronic Surveillance Orders

It’s now easier than ever for cops to snoop on Americans without their knowledge.<p>Using technology known as pen registers and trap and trace devices, …

Surveillance

Every Batman movie, ranked from worst to best

• <b>There are a lot of Batman movies.</b>• <b><br>The Christopher Nolan movies all rank pretty high among them, and the most recent ones from Zack Snyder? Not so much.</b><p>When people argue about which version of Batman is best, the debate usually boils down to a preference between Adam West’s fun-loving TV version; Tim …

Batman

RT Was Forced to Register as a Foreign Agent

On Monday, the Russian state-funded television network RT America met a Justice Department deadline to register as a “foreign agent” under the …

Jackie Speier

Bail Bloc

Izzy: The idea for the 1971 line is something I think Ari and I had both separately wanted to do for a long time: figure…<p>I am writing this on the …

Culture

Documenting a Legendary Publisher’s Final Project

Too few today are aware of what we owe Barney Rosset, whose legendary censorship battles smashed sexual taboos and blew open mid-century American …

Literature

Are You Allowed to Vote While Wearing a 'Don't Tread on Me' T-Shirt? SCOTUS Will Soon Decide

The U.S. Supreme Court will tackle those questions later this term when it hears oral arguments in <i>Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky</i>. The justices …

Voting

Freelance Democratic Autopsy Document Released

This new document is well worth a read by anyone who cares about the future of the Democratic party.<p>For a long time now, I’ve been calling on the Democratic Party to go through the same soul-searching exercise that Republicans did in 2013 after losing a presidential election. The GOP, back then, …

Bernie Sanders

How will Democrats cope if Putin starts playing dirty tricks for Bernie Sanders (again)?

<i>James Kirchick is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age.”</i><p>When Russia interferes in the 2020 presidential election on behalf of Democratic nominee Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), how will liberals respond?<p>That …

Opinion

RT America Torched in Witch Hunt ’17

In one of the most horrendous blows to press freedom since the anti-communist witch hunts of the 1950s, the U.S. Department of Justice has forced the …

Liberal View

Bridging The Gap Between Jobs And Skills To Make The American Dream Achievable

Over the past several years, the rhetoric that makes up some of our societal fears and frustrations—the disparity in the distribution of wealth, educational barriers, and job opportunity– can be partially attributed to two phenomena: The income gap and the skills gap. This remains a complicated …

Occupy Wall Street

Neocons on the mat, but don’t write off the market

There is a growing disquiet around the developed world. After a decade of post-GFC prosperity (and 26 years of unbroken growth here in Australia), …

Occupy Wall Street

The Paradise Papers Are Just a Glimpse at the Unreal Wealth Gap

A new report on spiraling inequality in America is even more concerning given what the Paradise Papers showed us about how good rich people are at hiding money.<p>Six years after Occupy Wall Street got many of us talking, however briefly, about the yawning gap between rich and poor, economic …

Social Justice

ICE moves to deport Occupy Boston activist

A single mom from the Bay State who was part of Occupy Boston has been taken into custody and faces being deported back to Morocco after an …

Immigration

100 Years of Communism, 100 Million Deaths, but a Silver Lining of Clever Jokes and Satire

There’s no way to sugarcoat the monstrous evil of communism. The death toll is simply too large.<p>But the silver lining to the dark cloud of Marxist …

Occupy Wall Street

Get Rid of Capitalism? Millennials Are Ready to Talk About It

One of the hottest tickets in New York City this weekend was a discussion on whether to overthrow capitalism.<p>The first run of tickets to “Capitalism: …

Bernie Sanders

White, male students called on last in some classrooms

<i>‘Progressive stacking’ not new, not isolated to Penn</i>The backlash may be new, but the method is not.Controversy erupted recently after tweets from an …

Education

Not Every Kid-Bond Matures

The summation <i>Kids These Days</i> gives us is harrowing: here is a generation hurrying to give in to the unremitting, unforgiving commodification of the …

Long-form Journalism

The Paradise Papers leak is about one thing: growing inequality

Thanks to yet another massive data leak, the world has been gifted more secretive information about how the rich move their money around the world, avoiding taxes and hiding their association to dodgy financial deals. Featuring intel on everyone from the British queen to close aides of Donald …

Corruption

Revolutionary Optimism in Despicable Times

<i>“Life is not an easy matter… You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which</i> …

Black History

Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White on being deceived by a Russian troll farm

Micah White says activism is being put at risk by Russian propagandists on social media.<p>The Occupy Wall Street movement co-founder said he was duped …

Propaganda

A New York Constitutional Convention Could Threaten the State’s Progressive Fabric

Bob MasterThe case against a constitutional convention in New York State.The post A New York Constitutional Convention Could Threaten the State’s …

Liberal View

I started Occupy Wall Street. Russia tried to co-opt me

We are witnessing the advent of social movement warfare: the deployment of social protest as an effective alternative to conventional military conflict writes Micah White, one of the co-creators of Occupy Wall Street<p>I have sometimes been approached by persons that I suspected were either agents or …

Black Lives Matter

No, Antifa is not starting a civil war in America this weekend

Antifa supersoldiers will hold rallies, protests and demonstrations Saturday, kicking off a civil war in the United States — according to right-wing …

Antifa

The Morning News: Protesters Stage City Hall Sleep-In to Stop Homelessness Sweeps, Single Family Zones Are the Whitest

Mayor Burgess stands in opposition. by Steven HsiehOutside City Hall. Ulysses Curry<b>Camp Out and Sleep In</b>: Scores of protestors staged an overnight …

Seattle

The antifa apocalypse is coming this weekend, if you believe the hype

For anyone logging time on the far right corners of the Internet, this coming Saturday is not just another autumn weekend but the potential start date of an apocalyptic showdown.<p>Infowars has warned “Antifa Plans ‘Civil War’ to Overthrow the Government.” The John Birch Society put out two recent …

News (U.S.)

Occupy Wall Street co-founder shares chilling story about how Russia tried to co-opt his movement

Over the past few days, we’ve learned more about the ways that Russian intelligence operatives have tried to exploit divisions within the United …

Liberal View

How Minneapolis became ground zero for a liberal uprising

It’s the sort of sleepy bread-and-butter stop that forms the backbone of municipal elections, where candidates put in face time with constituents in …

Bernie Sanders

The Neoliberal Sexuality of the Left

A former colleague of mine at a small, leftist publication—she now works for a larger one—shared a few sentences on the internet a few days ago that …

Feminism

November Featured Case: Alex Chow

• Home<br>• November Featured Case: Alex Chow<p>UPDATE:<p><i>On November 7, as part of the hearing over Alex Chow’s appeal, Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal granted Alex</i> …

Hong Kong