Occupy Wall Street

Common Dreams staff
Occupy Oakland General Strike on October 2, 2011. (photo/cc/Brian Sims)
Anger over inequality reaches a ‘tipping point’
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"We need to ask the hard questions that the corporate media fails to ask."
Democracy Now!
"Class war. It’s an out-and-out class war waged against the poorest, the weakest, the disenfranchised—the very same people that Donald Trump appealed to in order to get elected."
Critics say the gift is a tax cut for the richest Americans.


Occupy activist Cecily McMillan has been released from Rikers Island after serving 58 days of her three-month sentence. Describing a dehumanizing world "where words like freedom and rights don’t even exist," she read a statement on behalf of other female inmates calling for better access to health care, drug treatment and education "in the interests of returning the facility to its mission and restoring dignity to its inmates. "I am inspired by the resilient community I have encountered in a...