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Activists arrested as they expose bank’s role in crisis

18 October 2011
Some 23 activists were arrested at a protest at Citibank on Saturday afternoon. I was reporting on the demonstrations and was held with them.

Unions defend the movement

18 October 2011
The occupiers have made vibrant links with the trade union movement in the US. Groups of workers in union T-shirts are a common site at the occupation.

'Electric atmosphere' on New York protests

18 October 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement saw a massive mobilisation of up to 100,000 people in Times Square last Saturday.

From Tahrir to Times Square

18 October 2011
What a year of miracles 2011 is turning out to be. It began with revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, but has now produced a global day of protest against capitalism. An estimated one million people demonstrated worldwide on 15 October.

Protests show a shift in US class consciousness

18 October 2011
Some 400 people marched with Occupy New Orleans last Saturday. Mostly young, about 50 of them were African-American.

Teamsters go global against Sotheby’s lockout

18 October 2011
Art handlers from Sotheby’s auction house in New York protested outside the company’s London premises on Thursday of last week.

Occupy Wall Street: Resistance fills the streets of New York

17 October 2011
Up to 100,000 supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement came together in New York last Saturday.

Pictures of Occupy Wall Street

14 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters force New York mayor to back off

14 October 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters were in a confident and defiant mood this morning, Friday, after an attempt to evict them from their protest site failed.

Spirit of Seattle is back as protesters take on Wall Street

27 September 2011
On Friday 17 September a group of largely young campaigners, artists, and students occupied Wall Street in New York’s financial district.

Troy Davis execution stands in US tradition of racist lynching

24 September 2011
The execution of Troy Davis was nothing short of murder. And the sheer brutality of his killing has left many grasping to understand what kind of nation the US has become.

Mike Davis: 9/11- the embers of September

06 September 2011
Ten years ago, lower Manhattan became the Sarajevo of the "war on terrorism". Although conscience recoils against making an equation between the assassination of a single Archduke and his wife (28 June 1914) and the slaughter of almost 3,000 New Yorkers, the analogy otherwise is eerily apt.

US budget deal will wreck lives

02 August 2011
Workers in the US face the most serious assault on their living standards in decades.

US budget crisis: Obama will make poor pay for crisis

26 July 2011
Could the US government really default on its debts?

US row risks more economic turmoil

19 July 2011
The global economy faces further meltdown as world rulers scrabble to prevent the crisis deepening.

Watergate and Murdoch: notes on two scandals

19 July 2011
One night in 1972, six men were arrested while burgling the Democratic Party campaign headquarters in the Watergate apartment complex, Washington DC.

New York hotel workers: 'Shame on you, Strauss-Khan!'

14 June 2011
New York Hotel & Motel trades council union members held a loud protest against former IMF boss Dominic Strauss-Khan on Monday of this week.

Geronimo Pratt, former political prisoner and Black Panther, dies

07 June 2011
Former political prisoner and Black Panther Geronimo Pratt died last week aged 63. He is believed to have died of natural causes in Tanzania where he had settled and worked as a human rights activist.

Obama tries to hijack revolutions

24 May 2011
Barack Obama made a speech on the Middle East on Thursday of last week.

The American Civil War: war against slavery

19 April 2011
The American Civil War began 150 years ago this month when forces bombarded Fort Sumter, a government base in South Carolina. Some claim the war between Northern and Southern US states was about the rights of states. In reality, it was a conflict between two different ways of organising society.

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