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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.


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


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.


Federal regulations allow cosmetics manufacturers to use unlimited amounts of virtually any ingredient in salon products, including those proved harmful to human health.

July 21, 2010 is giving out microgrants to local climate action projects all over the world.

July 19, 2010

Tell your state legislators that the horrific violence against queer youth in prison must be addressed.

July 12, 2010

Senate bank reform bill short one vote.

July 12, 2010

Aid organizations are working furiously to respond to the desperate need for tents, food and other critical supplies in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Here's how you can help.

July 9, 2010

You can help the rebuilding and spread the love of reading.

July 8, 2010

Daniel Redman appears on The Nation on Grit TV to describe how the juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from violence and discrimination while they're inside and condones attempts to turn them straight.

July 8, 2010

Coming together for Campus Progress's National Conference to develop ideas, networks and innovations that can help create a more progressive America. 

July 8, 2010

If progressives are to alter the hostile political environment that arms the lobbies and forces President Obama and centrist Democrats in Congress to shrink from bolder reforms, they must build and mobilize a broad reform that transcends left-right divisions.

July 6, 2010