Occupy Archive

12 Things Every Activist Should Know

There are a lot more than 12 things that any effective activist should know, many of those unlisted here are dependant on what you are doing, where you are, and what exactly you are trying to achieve. These 12 basic tips should be useful

Non-Violent Civil Resistance Is Actually 2x More Successful

Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan decided to look beyond speculation to see how effective different social change movements (to overthrow the government or liberate territory) were between 1900 and 2006. Their study, conducted at Columbia University, revealed that non-violent uprisings involved greater parts of

5 Reasons You Should Despise Wal-Mart

As a consumer, I prefer low prices just as much as the next guy, because who wants to pay more when they don’t have to? Quality does not go hand-in-hand with price, but for many household and everyday items: this does turn out to

Teen Creates Browser Plug-in To Expose Money In Politics

In an effort to further expose the role that money plays in politics, 16-year-old Nick Rubin has recently developed a plug-in (Greenhouse) for browsers that offers financial information when you hover over the name of a member of congress mentioned on any website or

14 Interesting Facts You Don’t Know About Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was an electrical engineer, inventor and one of the most outstanding physicists in the history of science. But beyond his brilliant work, some aspects of his life remain unspoken in the pages of history. Tesla registered more than 300 patents and became famous for developing AC (alternating current),

Why TISA Is More Scary Than TTIP Or TPPA

On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014, WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange announced the publication of a secret draft letter of the Trade In Services Agreement(TISA). TISA is a controversial global trade agreement which brings with it concerns that it will make it easier for corporations to operate

US Government Preparing For Mass Civil Unrest

The Pentagon is funding social science research in an effort to model risks of “social contagions” that might damage US strategic interests. The US Department of Defense (DoD) is funding universities, under the supervision of various US military agencies, with the Minerva Research Initiative

World Cup Protests Escalate: Police Attack Subway Workers

Various individuals and groups have been protesting throughout Brazil over issues related to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in addition to other social and environmental problems. Recently, a group of subway workers went on strike in São Paulo, where they were violently attacked by military police.

Occupy Tesla For Organic Farms

Organizations and movements looking to create change sometimes find difficulty in gaining the funding needed to realize their projects. Many have found diverse manners of raising funds from using innovative websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, which work through offering perks and giving people a

Brazil Looking To Criminalize Peaceful Protest

The FIFA World Cup, the most important tournament within the sport of soccer, returned to the country of Brazil this year for the first time since 1950. This year’s world cup is already one of the most controversial world cups ever, with 5 protests a