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This is not a prison: Jafar Panahi's This Is Not a Film

Incarceration inspires Jafar Panahi.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 30, 2012

Washington walkabout

KC Hoye walked nearly 500 miles to deliver a letter in which she introduces herself with five words most of us can relate to: "I am an average American."

By ARIEL SHEARER  |  November 16, 2012

The first Obama administration was a disappointment for progressives. What makes us think the second will be any different?

On LGBT rights, civil liberties, economic inequity, immigration, criminal justice, labor organizing, money in politics, and voting rights, the Obama administration let progressives down time and time again. And who's to say Obama's second term won't be
The fire this time
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 16, 2012

Occupying skepticism

I applaud the efforts of the Occupy Movement to organize for change, and feel Lincoln Park is less interesting now that its tent city is gone.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, October 26, 2012
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 26, 2012

Cape Spin: An American Power Struggle

When you've got the Kennedys and the Koch brothers on the same side of an issue, it's hard to know what to think.
The story of the Cape Air clean-energy project
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 15, 2012

Photos: Occupy Boston's May Day rally

Occupy Boston participates in Occupy Wall Street's nation-wide May Day rally on May 1, 2012.
May 1, 2012
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  May 04, 2012


General Strike of the Unemployed

Hopes of the hopeless.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  April 27, 2012

Occupy Cape Cod is showing the kids that experience pays off

I've seen the future of Occupy. It was wearing sensible beige walking shoes, boots of the non-combat variety, and, in some cases, sweater vests and pressed button-downs.
Senior moment
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 06, 2012

Two Jews, three opinions

The opening segment of Between Two Worlds deals with the bitter disagreement over the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival's 2009 decision to screen the controversial documentary Rachel , about an American activist crushed by an Israeli Defense Forces b
A founder of America's first Jewish film festival takes stock of the big questions
By ALEX IRVINE  |  March 16, 2012

Suit withdrawn; video series continue; new book emerges

As OccupyMaine activists withdraw their lawsuit against the city, they also continue to plan events and produce video installments of both OccupyMaine TV and The People's Mike for community-access television and online viewing.
Occupy Watch
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 24, 2012

After a long winter of discontent, can Occupy Boston bloom again this spring?

It's been a long winter for Occupy. Chased from its marquee encampments — Boston included — the leaderless movement has struggled to maintain momentum, even as it's become a convenient target for desperate Republican candidates.
Organizing chaos
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 24, 2012


As encampment fades, protest shifts back to core issues

Even as Portland city officials continue to pressure OccupyMaine to leave Lincoln Park, they have done the Occupation a great favor, perhaps unintentionally.
Occupy Transition
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 10, 2012

Court looms; camp signs missing

OccupyMaine has filed its comments on the city's reality-detached answer to Occupy's lawsuit, and a hearing on the Occupiers' request for court protection from city eviction is scheduled for next week.
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 20, 2012
OWS D17 actions Duarte

Photos: #OWS protesters attempt to re-occupy NYC

Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered at Manhattan’s Duarte Square on December 17, 2011 (#D17 day of action) to celebrate the original protest’s 3-month anniversary by attempting to reclaim a space.
 Occupy Wall Street #D17 day of action | Duarte Square, NYC | December 17, 2011
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 23, 2011

Photos: Occupy Boston on the National Day of Action

On November 17, 2011, hundreds of Occupy Boston and MassUniting marchers (labor unions, community organizers; SEUI, Local Ironworkers, Jobs for Justice, and more) took to the city streets again in solidarity with another global day of action.
Charlestown Bridge | November 17, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 18, 2011

Portland’s Occupation preps for winter

OccupyMaine's Portland branch has a plan for winter survival and overall camp safety that includes using the people's mic for emergency warnings, round-the-clock warming huts, and shifting to hotels or other dwellings in times of extreme cold.
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 18, 2011


Review: Puncture

Though drawn from a true story, Adam and Mark Kassen's drama falls into the pattern of films like The Verdict in which a crapulous barrister gets a second chance by taking on a case of David-versus-Goliath injustice.
Facing down fat cats
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 21, 2011

Breaking: MassUniting and #OccupyBoston team up for eviction blockade in Malden

CHRIS FARAONE is in Malden, where activists are attempting to block the eviction of a woman whose home has been foreclosed by Bank of America...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 17, 2011

Photos: Occupy Boston protesters rally with unions, veterans, and more

Occupy  Boston protesters march alongside Veterans for Peace, as well as other activist groups such as Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO, at Downtown Crossing on October 13, 2011.
Downtown Crossing | October 13, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Photos: Occupy Boston plans financial district take-over

Hundreds of fiscally wary citizens gathered on Boston Common Tuesday, September 27, to organize a lasting protest occupation of Boston’s financial district.
Big money meets big opposition in Boston
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  September 30, 2011

Photos: Freedom Rally 2011 at Boston Common

Mass Cann/NORML's annual Freedom Rally comes to the Boston Common on September 17, 2011.
Mass Cann/NORML's annual Freedom Rally | September 17, 2011
By K. BONAMI  |  September 23, 2011


Photos: Protests of Fox News and Verizon

Members of the Boston Media Reform Network (BMRN) protest Fox News at Beacon Hill on August 4, 2011; Verizon field workers and their allies protested Verizon at Post Office Square also on August 4, 2011.
From Beacon Hill to Post Office Square | August 4, 2011

Photos: Anonymous at 'Freedom of Information' Rally

Members of the protest group Anonymous hold a rally for 'Freedom of Information' at the Boston Commons on February 19, 2011.
Anonymous on the Boston Commons | February 19, 2011
By CHRISSY BULAKITES  |  February 25, 2011

Activist and friend hope for DREAM Act passage

Jessy Galvéz is kneeling at the altar of El Sinai Church in Portland, at an interfaith vigil supporting the DREAM Act.
Immigrant rights
By ANNE HOFFMAN  |  December 10, 2010

Boston activists infiltrate bankers' convention

On Tuesday, I got a tip to tail a fleet of activists to the Hynes Convention Center while they infiltrated the American Bankers Association's Business Expo and Director's Forum.
Foreclose on this
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2010

In Iran, this is great - in the US, the feds are after you

Wired has the story of a man we first heard tell of from Portland anarchist Paul McCarrier after the G-20 protests: a man who used...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 30, 2009

In Iran, this is great - in the US, the feds are after you

Wired has the story of a man we first heard tell of from local anarchist Paul McCarrier after the G-20 protests: a man who used...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 29, 2009
More from the G-20: Sound weapon

More from the G-20: Sound weapon

Yesterday in the late afternoon and evening, a march was broken up by police with tear gas and sound cannons (see below). Some of the...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 25, 2009

On the ground at the G-20: Tear gassed already

G-20 protestors have been tear gassed by police, according to Paul McCarrier, who was among the marchers in a parade slated for today. The march...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 24, 2009
Michael Jackson fans march on Boston Herald to protest "Fade to Blacko" headline

Michael Jackson fans march on Boston Herald to protest "Fade to Blacko" headline

 Asia Chandler, host of Big City 101.3 FM's "Morning Mayhem" show, has put out a call asking su...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 26, 2009