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The Hitsville USA building in Detroit

When it comes to protest, are pop songs smarter than us, knowing what they can and cannot do?

A wave of anti-gay laws have brought Russia’s LGBT movement into the international spotlight, but activists are divided over strategies, including proposed boycotts.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Harry Potter chocolates

Fan activists demand fair labor standards in the development of products bearing the Harry Potter’s name.

Occupy Wallstreet protest

Thoughts for the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

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.

Blogs

A new poll suggests that the pointman for the Republican assault on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid could lose.

December 14, 2011

The Occupy movement has always been more about doing than demanding and last week, OWS stepped it up another notch.

December 9, 2011

Occupy Princeton students mic-check a JP Morgan-Chase Treasury Services info session on December 7, 2011. The first direct action taken up by Occupy Princeton—they promise “more to come.”

December 8, 2011

First-hand accounts from students of the night the LAPD raided OccupyLA.

December 7, 2011

Another wave of action in Washington focused on K Street lobbying today. 

December 7, 2011

Bloomberg derided Occupy Wall Street and journalists who cover it at a private party at Gracie Mansion.

December 7, 2011

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

Take Back the Capitol stormed Congressional offices today, calling for more action to help the unemployed. 

December 6, 2011

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011