Community Is Possible: Reviving American Populism on the Local Level

A new wave of American populism is on the rise. Spurred by the crash of 2008 and a subsequently gridlocked government, many Americans have come to a realization: they are losers in a system whose beneficiaries are gatekeepers to the country’s most influential institutions, and can thus effectively block all attempts at serious structural change. […]

Free University Offers a New Look at Higher Education

Madison Square Park became the center of an event called the Free University. Affiliated with the Occupy movement, the classes, both taught and attended by the public, were intended to be an “experiment in radical education,” according to the event’s website. Over 160 classes were taught and many focused on social and economic justice, like “Class Struggle, Socialism, and […]