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NYC Housing

As protesters camp out in Albany to demand better protections for renters, lawmakers cop out on their consituents with a lukewarm rent-regulation agreement.

a truck at a flooded area in Chile

The very idea that we—as atomized individuals—could play a significant part in stabilizing the planet’s climate is objectively nuts.

SEIU

The campaign succeeded because it went after the people who truly had power over the workers’ livelihood—not the powerless subcontractors.

Climate Change Protest Canada

Time is too short to allow our divisions to keep us from building the kind of coalitions that will safeguard life on earth.

Alexis Tsipras

Greece’s anti-austerity party continues to struggle to resolve the country’s fiscal crisis.

Marriage equality supporters in Ireland

Defying conventional wisdom, the huge win by the Yes Equality campaign involved young and old, rural and urban, Catholic and non-Catholic voters.

Ada Colau

The country’s political landscape has changed beyond recognition, with left-wing parties gaining everywhere.

On Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the federal death penalty. 

The activists join a rich tradition of women working to end conflict.

Blogs

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.

June 26, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

Major wins for economic and racial justice, from campus to the workplace.

June 21, 2015

The oldest AME church in the South has been linked for centuries to struggles against slavery and segregation and for economic and social justice.

June 18, 2015

Activists manage to convince the House of Representatives to reject fast-track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Friday but the fight isn't over.

June 17, 2015