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  • Interview: Noam Chomsky on Occupy, the Arab Spring and America's Decline

    "Occupy came along at a time which was ripe, and the strategy was brilliant. If I had been asked, I wouldn’t have advised it. I never thought it was going to work. Fortunately, I was wrong."

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  • Don't Count Chicago Out

    Although the G8 was removed from Chicago, the NATO and International Security Assistance Force meetings are still scheduled for the third week in May, promising mass turnouts from Occupy Chicago and people across the nation despite new anti-protest rules and a quadrupling of jail fees, imposed by Mayor Emanuel to intimidate those assembling to oppose the meetings.

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  • Occupy Detroit Confronts Notorious Tax Dodger GE

    Occupy Detroit and union members teamed up on Wednesday to disrupt GE's annual shareholders meeting. Over the past decade, the corporate giant paid virtually nothing in federal income taxes, and a paltry 2.3% tax rate on its $83 billion in pretax U.S. profits.

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  • Dear Mr. Pandit: Let's Seize This Moment

    The following is a letter from The Alternative Banking Group of Occupy Wall Street to Virkam Pandit, CEO of Citigroup. It was emailed to Mr. Pandit on Wednesday.

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  • Protests Are Going Viral

    Last week saw demonstrations and resistance in many forms across the world, from students protesting tuition hikes to citizens demanding accountable government, a clean environment, workers' rights to organize and more.

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  • So, What's Next?

    The emergence of an international protest movement without a coherent program is not an accident: it reflects a deeper crisis, one without an obvious solution. So what is the movement's next step?

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  • Opinion: 100 years after the Titanic - and we're still sinking

    The owners of the Titanic had too few lifeboats on board because they weren't legally forced to provide more. Now that reckless, greed-driven banking and financial executives have sunk our economy, here's a thought: Before you bet the farm that high-risk enterprises are inclined to self-regulate, have a word with Alan Greenspan.

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  • Occupying the Department of Justice: "Let's fucking stand our ground."

    The Tuesday action tapped into a vein of energy which some have said the Occupy movement initially missed with its focus on economic issues. Participants saw Occupy the DOJ as a key coalition-building event to bring people of color into the wider movement, which has often been criticized for being too white.

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  • Reading (and Misreading) Anonymous

    The media has often framed Anonymous as a threat because the diffuse and leaderless movement has become a potent symbol of popular dissatisfaction with the concentration of political and corporate power in fewer and fewer hands.

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  • A Sleepless Night on Occupied Wall Street

    NEW YORK, NY, April 17 – Unseasonably warm air filled the streets of Manhattan as I approached the intersection of Broadway and Wall Street. I glanced to my right and found my comrades on the steps of Federal Hall.

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