The annual Ridenhour Prizes recognize acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society.
With the killing of Awlaki, the president of the United States became judge, jury and executioner for American citizens.
It wasn't easy, but artists, musicians and activists met Thatcher's brutal tactics with compassionate responses.
So long as austerity-mongers have their way, "democracy" is just a buzzword.
The growing threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe make it hard to bet on the survival of our species.
How did debt reduction become Washington's number one priority?
With a Democrat again in the White House for the next four years, the labor movement has won some much-needed breathing room, says organizer and author Jane McAlevey.
As we saw in this election, people of color can no longer be called "minorities." It's time to seize that power in the fight for true equality.
The author and activist doesn't have a utopia to offer, but rather, warns of a dystopia to avoid.
"improphisised," "Mirror and Canvas," "The Farewell Letters"
Aid to neighborhoods populated by New York City's low-income residents and people of color has been largely absent.