The Power of the Powerless

The Power of the Powerless

→  October 19, 2012

[By Jeremy Brecher; Original published in TIDAL: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy] The 1% possesses the lion’s share of the world’s wealth; they dominate the world’s political systems; they command armies of heavily armed cops and soldiers; their views are propagated by another army of media and academic flacks.  Yet we know that social movements and popular [...]

Call for Labor and Environmentalists to Join Occupy Wall Street for One-Year Anniversary Convergence

Call for Labor and Environmentalists to Join Occupy Wall Street for One-Year Anniversary Convergence

→  August 24, 2012

On the occasion of its one-year anniversary, Occupy Wall Street has invited all members of the 99% to New York City for three days of education, celebration, and direct action from September 15-17.  [Read the OWS S17 Call to Action. View the OWS S17 promotional video] The Labor Network for Sustainability – an [...]

Occupy and the 99% Opposition

Occupy and the 99% Opposition

→  July 26, 2012

[by Jeremy Brecher; Original published at Nation.com] Something is happening, but we don’t know yet what it is. The first half of 2012 saw a wave of people-powered actions protesting foreclosures, evictions, racial profiling, student debt, union busting, climate change, war and other problems of the 99 percent. They were conducted by local and [...]

Occupy May Day: Not Your Usual General Strike

Occupy May Day: Not Your Usual General Strike

→  March 26, 2012

[On March 24, Occupy Wall Street held a Disrupt Dirty Power action to kick off a month of climate and environmental protests leading up to Earth Day; Labor Network for Sustainability's Jeremy Brecher was the main speaker.  (WSJ Marketwatch posted a video of the street theater action of the 1% getting arrested on UN property.) [...]