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The Case Against the Roberts Court
Guns and Gun Control
150th Anniversary Events
October 7, 2015
Grace Lee Boggs Was a True Radical
The philosopher and activist knew there is still much work to be done to make life on this planet just.
October 2, 2015
This Is How Immigration Reform Happened 50 Years Ago. It Can Happen Again.
Recalling the civil-rights history of the Hart-Celler
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 can help us think about how to change immigration policy today.
October 1, 2015
Alabama, Birthplace of the Voting Rights Act, Is Once Again Gutting Voting Rights
Alabama passed a strict voter-ID law and then closed 31 DMV offices in the state.
September 24, 2015
It Just Got a Lot Harder for Americans to Have Their Day in Court
By rewriting the rules for civil complaints, the Supreme Court denied access to poor and middle-class people—and handed a big gift to corporate interests.
Arthur R. Miller
September 23, 2015
How ‘Hobby Lobby’ Launched a Right-Wing Crusade
The 2014 ruling has enabled corporations and Christian zealots to claim “religious liberty” as an excuse to deny women’s rights and skirt the law.
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September 3, 2015
Stadiums Ruin Neighborhoods
But for the first time in 60 years, a sports megastructure will not dominate Atlanta’s skyline south of Downtown. Can activists help make the area livable again?
August 31, 2015
What a Band of 20th-Century Alabama Communists Can Teach Black Lives Matter and the Offspring of Occupy
On the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking history,
Hammer and Hoe
, author Robin D.G. Kelley discusses the lessons Alabama’s forgotten black communists can offer today’s activists.
August 26, 2015
Give Trump This: The 14th Amendment Has Been Working Overtime
How healthy is it to found a democracy on this one slender reed?
August 19, 2015
The Racist Roots of the GOP’s Favorite New Immigration Plan
Birthright citizenship is enshrined in the 14th Amendment, but Donald Trump and other candidates are keeping alive the idea that some Americans should not have equal rights at birth.
August 17, 2015
What Julian Bond Taught Me
Freedom movements don’t just happen, they are made—and not by charismatic leaders, but by everyday people possessing great courage.