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Peace activists

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the efforts of the anti-war movement are being erased from history.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

The man in the middle raised concerns about overturning millennia of tradition, but he also emphasized the dignity legal marriage confers to same-sex couples.

Baltimore Police

The emotional distance between Freddie Gray’s moving funeral and the chaos that followed isn’t as wide as it may seem.

Monique Canto-Sperber

Leading intellectuals are outraged that Monique Canto-Sperber, who famously quashed two events sponsored by Israel critics, is being given the stage to discuss “freedom of speech.”

Interviews with Harvard professors Naomi Oreskes and James Anderson about universities’ moral imperative to join the fight against fossil fuel.

Caravana43 will visit more than 40 US cities this spring to spread the call for justice—and against US funding of the drug war.

LGBT rights march

A win for LGBT advocates would be historic, but uncertainty over religious exemptions and the status of domestic partnerships and civil unions remains.

Weather Underground

Bryan Burrough’s new book should lead us to ask why extremists are so frequently able to hijack movements fighting for social justice.

RFRA Indiana

If CEOs are worried that their LGBT employees won’t be treated as equals in Indiana, they should show as much concern for their pregnant and potentially pregnant employees.

Blogs

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancellation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,” the Senator said Monday at a forum on student loans.

April 28, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The resource wars in Latin America are heating up, and the poor are paying the price.

April 22, 2015