Allison Kilkenny is an In These Times Staff Writer and the co-host of the critically acclaimed radio show Citizen Radio. Her blog for In These Times, Uprising, focuses on efforts around the world to address the global economic crisis.
Kilkenny’s work has appeared on/in The Nation, NPR, Huffington Post, The American Prospect, the Los Angeles Times, Daily Caller, True/Slant, Truthout, Alternet, Counterpunch, and the award-winning grassroots NYC newspaper The Indypendent. CBS’s Political Hotsheet, Newsweek, Al Gore’s Current TV, The Atlantic Wire, Salon’s Glenn Greenwald and Raw Story have all referenced her writing.
She has made numerous media and stage appearances on Democracy Now!, Pacifica Radio, BBC Radio, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, SIRIUS radio, and Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting’s CounterSpin, and she co-hosted a sold-out run of Citizen Radio Live! at the legendary Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in New York.
Her blog was featured on the premier independent political website Real Clear Politics’ Best of the Blogs and has been praised as a cathartic place for disillusioned progressives to gather and bemoan the state of their country. Tens of thousands visit monthly.
Her essay, “Youth Surviving Subprime,” is featured in The Nation book Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover, alongside articles by Howard Zinn, Naomi Klein, Joseph Stiglitz and Ralph Nader. Her article addresses the subprime crisis’s effects on young people, and its parallels with the shady lending practices found on college campuses. Kilkenny’s work also appears in the book We Are Wisconsin beside articles by Michael Moore, Van Jones, John Nichols and Medea Benjamin.
G. Gordon Liddy once told Kilkenny that her writing makes him “want to vomit,” which is the best compliment she has ever received.
Farewell to This Uprising
As of today, I will no longer be posting at Uprising—I'm sorry to say I have left In These Times. I've really loved writing in this space and... MORE
Uprising · March 26, 2012
Documents Show NYPD Spied on Liberal Political Groups
The Associated Press recently obtained documents showing undercover NYPD officers attended meetings of liberal political groups and kept intelligence files on activists who planned protests around the country. The tactic mirrors the NYPD'... MORE
Uprising · March 23, 2012
Occupy Begins Spring Training
About six months after first setting up camp at Zuccotti Park, protesters returned to the birthplace of Occupy Wall Street and organizers announced via the People's Mic their plans to begin "spring... MORE
Uprising · March 22, 2012
Police Evict Hundreds of Protesters From Union Square
Updated March 22, 2012* It seems the NYPD's tolerance for public occupations has reached an all-time low. Police evicted the fledgling Occupy Wall Street camp set up at Union Square that I wrote about... MORE
Uprising · March 21, 2012
National Lawyers Guild Fights for the Right to Occupy
When protesters land in court, a network of volunteer lawyers defend them. MORE
Act Locally · March 21, 2012
Occupiers Set Up Camp in Union Square
Quietly and with little fanfare, Occupiers have set up a second camp at Union Square. There aren't any tents propped up yet, but some protesters did bring sleeping bags, indicating their intention... MORE
Uprising · March 20, 2012
Dozens Arrested at Occupy 6-Month Celebration, Reports of Police Brutality
Dozens of Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested over the weekend during protests marking the 6-month anniversary of the movement, and there have been widespread reports of police violence, some of which I... MORE
Uprising · March 19, 2012
Occupy Rages Against Bank of America as 6-Month Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off
Occupy Wall Street protesters are preparing to celebrate the six-month anniversary of the movement, and activists kicked off festivities on Thursday with a protest against Bank of America. About 50 people rallied outside BoA... MORE
Uprising · March 16, 2012
Occupy Miami Raided, SWAT Team Draws Weapons on Children
This week, I've been exploring all the different types of ways police and the District Attorney's office in New York have been monitoring, bullying, and harassing Occupiers. Of course, this civil... MORE
Uprising · March 15, 2012
Three Louisiana School Districts Cancel Classes For Teacher Protests
Hundreds of teachers in Louisiana converged on the state Capitol Wednesday in response to proposed education policy changes from state lawmakers and Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal. Teachers have taken issue with Jindal's... MORE
Uprising · March 14, 2012