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Millennial icon Lena Dunham’s relationship to unpaid labour is explored, contextualized and reframed by youth activists and media workers.

oil refinery

How the US is using trade sanctions and other means to curb the oil exports of its foes.

A chat with the queen bee of crossword blogging

police brutality rally

How a crisis intervention program pioneered in Memphis could save lives and prevent arrests.

The former defense secretary has close ties to Hillary’s shadow campaign, and his criticisms are awfully convenient for her. 

Nearly $9 billion per year is spent locking up people struggling with mental illness.

Neocon pundit Jennifer Rubin wants to bomb Iran—but doesn’t even have her facts straight.

As part of OverCriminalized, our video series produced in partnership with the ACLU and Brave New Films, we're calling on Congress to put the focus of mental health reform where it belongs.

Yes, they’re the “premier princes of dark money,” but the governor’s cool with that.

The vendetta against him and whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling reflects an antidemocratic goal: the uninformed consent of the governed.

The protests that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown created a network of youth in revolt.

How Pittsburgh’s greenhouse gases became Guangzhou’s problem.

Medical Personnel in Sierra Leone

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak.

Hong Kong

Though the territory’s street protests have largely died down, the pro-democracy movement proved it was in for the long haul.

UC Berkeley

California’s affirmative consent law isn’t actually all that radical.


While the Obama administration used cancer metaphors to sell a war, it ignored the spread of a real disease.

Human Resources Administration announces changes to a system long critiqued by advocates.

Outrage over deep budget cutbacks in key states is hurting the GOP.

We’ve joined forces with ColorofChange.org, Daily Kos, the Advancement Project and a host of other organizations to call on the executive branch of our federal government to take concrete steps to end racist and abusive policing.