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Former Occupy activist Justine Tunney

On its second anniversary, a sense of failure pervades the Occupy movement, as many core activists have moved on with their lives. But was it really all for naught?

Migrahack

How programmers, journalists and immigrant rights advocates are redefining hacking—for immigrant justice.

Drone strike in Yemen

For years I have written about mass incarceration, while staying mute about drones and other injustices. It is time to connect the dots.

Gay rights in Russia

Doesn’t a truly effective fight for LGBT rights in Russia need to be led by Russians?

California prisons

With Governor Jerry Brown taking a hardline position, strikers must turn to the courts, public opinion or the legislature.

MLK in Memphis

Dr. King’s words in a world awash with surveillance. 

climate change rally

What to make of change on an overheating planet.

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

MLK Mural

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

Blogs

The rush to preserve and study Occupy Wall Street reflects America’s thirst for grassroots protest—and the belief that such movements are, by nature, ephemeral.

January 2, 2012

Dave Zirin picks top sports stories of the year.

December 28, 2011

Food Democracy Now represents a growing movement dedicated to building a sustainable food system.

December 28, 2011

Iowa Republicans have announced they won’t count “Uncommitted” and “No Preference” votes.

December 27, 2011

It is true that the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall is a fundamental contest. But the issues at stake run deeper than the narrow Democratic and Republican partisanship that so fascinates DC insiders.

December 26, 2011

2012 needs to be about what comes next, not just who comes next.

December 20, 2011

Health Care Not Warfare campaigners propose a Democratic Caucus alternative to Obama: an uncommitted slate. Others urge caucus goers from both parties to reject current contenders and go uncommitted.

December 20, 2011

Wisconsin's Solidary singers were singing—illegally—at noon in the WIsconsin Capitol. 

December 19, 2011

Occupy Harvard will consolidate the footprint of its original encampment to a winterized geodesic dome—provided by Occupy supporters at MIT—serving as a hub of activity and growth for the movement.

December 18, 2011