Peter Dreier teaches Politics and chairs the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. His most recent book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books, 2012).
Our communities are bearing the brunt of gun violence while corporate executives reap the financial rewards.
Pete’s fingers can strum no longer, but, thanks to him, people around the world can have many “singing tomorrows.”
What Bill de Blasio can learn from Antonio Villaraigosa
The late organizer helped pave a progressive path forward for New York and elsewhere.
A landmark ruling by the National Labor Relations Board says Walmart unlawfully harassed and fired employees for protesting.
In Richmond, California, home prices plummeted 58 percent since their peak. Now the city is trying out a new way to help homeowners refinance—and halt the slide into foreclosure.
It’s time to end the sale of military-style assault weapons to civilians.
In the next four years—and beyond—progressives must create the political space for the president to represent the majority of Americans.
Called the “Paul Revere of ecology,” Barry Commoner followed Rachel Carson as America’s most prominent modern environmentalist.
Let’s celebrate a new generation of activists who challenge the powerful and mobilize the masses.