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Still Here

by Ali Hibbs July 24, 2014

  Yes, Occupy Albany still exists. No longer the force of hundreds who camped out in Academy Park almost three years ago, the remaining local members of the historic global phenomenon still cling to the same ...

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High Time for a Robin Hood Tax

by Katrina vanden Heuvel February 20, 2014

  Copyright © 2014 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global In the video, it’s 2024 and a group of four European bankers appears on a talk show to assess the impact of a financial transaction tax (FTT) enacted ...

Mandate! Now, For What?

by Miriam Axel-Lute November 8, 2012


  It’s the demographics, stupid. Also the economy. And climate change. And women’s rights. Tuesday was a rout. It was more of a rout than the numbers and the results show, because let’s remember that the progressive ...

Tragic Kingdom

by Shawn Stone October 25, 2012


  God only knows what documentary Lauren Greenfield thought she would be making when she and her associates embedded themselves in the lives of billionaire time-share king David Siegel, his third wife Jacqueline Siegel and their ...

Out of the Park

by Erin Pihlaja October 4, 2012


  After the tents came down in Academy Park last winter, with help from the Albany Police and an eviction order issued by the city of Albany, Occupy Albany, along with other Occupy movements across the ...


Bruce Springsteen

by The Staff April 11, 2012


What to say of Bruce Springsteen in, this, 2012? Actually, quite a lot. With Wrecking Ball, released last month, the Boss tied Elvis for the third most No. 1 albums ever. Dude’s got 10. And this ...

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Brother, Can You Spare Some Time?

by Miriam Axel-Lute February 16, 2012

  “As people become wealthier, time becomes their major scarce resource. Suppose that you are very rich but have only a few hours a week of spare time. Give some examples of steps you can take ...

The Year in Pictures: Occupy Albany

by The Staff December 30, 2011

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The Occupy Wall Street movement spread quickly to other cities around the country and the world, and there was plenty of action right here in the Capital Region. Local GOP Committee Chairman held a press conference ...

Local Heroes

by The Staff December 21, 2011

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Our annual tribute to people who are making a difference. Our 2011heroes are: Occupy Albany, David Soares, Chief Steven Krokoff, Amy Klein, Susan Sikule, Betsy Mercogliano and Willie White.   Occupy Albany At first, some people just scratched ...

We Won’t Go

by Miriam Axel-Lute December 21, 2011

“Welcome here, or welcome not, old Father Christmas should never be forgot!” Where, you might ask might Father Christmas not be welcome? Perhaps if he is part of a rag-tag band of mummers, bringing a archetypal play ...

Assembling Assemblies

by Miriam Axel-Lute October 13, 2011

  “Collective Thinking is born when we understand that all opinions, be these opinions our own or others’, need to be considered when generating consensus and that an idea, once it has been constructed indirectly, can ...

The Home Front

by Ali Hibbs October 6, 2011

In just three weeks, the leaderless grassroots protest against a widely perceived corporate takeover of federal government known as Occupy Wall Street has seen significant growth in New York City and across the country. More ...

Share the Sacrifice

by Ali Hibbs October 6, 2011


  Yesterday (Wednesday), students and educators in the hundreds at UAlbany participated in the statewide SUNY Walkout/Teach-In to protest tuition hikes and education cuts. The protest began at 1 PM; a little after 2, UAlbany President ...