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anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

In the battle against displacement in San Francisco, defenders of democracy are denounced as reactionaries, while agents of capital are lauded as revolutionaries.

Gaza

We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.

Palestinian woman

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

FERC Protest

More than a thousand people march in DC against a proposed natural gas export plant.

Jesse Jackson

Jackson explains how Southern politics dangerously mirror the Old Confederate South and why it’s time for another Reconstruction

Protest

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, and yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights.

Cuban Gay Rights Parade

We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

Those dedicated to the Palestinian cause should think carefully about the tactics they choose.

Blogs

What is the occupiers' agenda? It’s the humanity, stupid!

October 3, 2011

Inititial reports heaped the blame for the confusion on the Brooklyn Bridge this past weekend on the NYPD. Now, the narrative is changing, with the establishment media shifting accusations in the protesters’ direction.

October 3, 2011

If we are going to Occupy Wall Street, DC and other locales, let’s take the fight to corporate greed ground zero: David Stern’s NBA.

October 3, 2011

The occupation continues to grow on Wall Street, while dozens of occupations rise up across the country. Here's a running thread of news and links.

October 3, 2011

Show up at Liberty Plaza, donate money, buy pizza, spread the word and start your own occupation.

October 2, 2011

One of Obama’s favorite novelists holds court on politics, the Wall Street protests and a new HBO adaptation of his famous work The Corrections.

October 1, 2011

 This week, The Nation reveals private letters from Charles Koch to Friedrich Hayek privatley praising America's social insurance system. Plus, I join NPR's Talk of the Nation to discuss the 'political left;' and we look at what's behind the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement.

September 30, 2011

A conversation with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler about organized labor's new youth outreach efforts.
 

September 28, 2011

What happened that has led to the conservatives' dominance in the political debate in the country at a time of crisis? What happened to the political left?

September 28, 2011