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OPEN members

A new wave of online organizations are replicating the MoveOn model across the world.

Atomic test

A new book explores the alarming threat of accidental nuclear detonations.

Tar Sands Protest

Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

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?

Blogs

Although unknown to many liberals, Red State’s Erick Erickson is an exemplar of the new right-wing media activists pushing the GOP to extremes. 

August 2, 2011

The priorities of most Americans were casualties of this summer’s melodrama in Washington. This reality will drive independent citizen mobilizations challenging both Republican zealotry and Democratic cravenness.

August 1, 2011

South Florida is a terrible place to grow tomatoes—or to work in the tomato fields.

July 27, 2011

The United Nations has called an emergency meeting to discuss the devastating famine in the horn of Africa.

July 22, 2011

Despite having the deck stacked overwhelmingly against them, students continue to fight for their future.

July 19, 2011

 Gov. Jerry Brown's prison budget cuts ensure that what is happening at Pelican Bay won't be an isolated event.

July 15, 2011

The prisoners’ list of “demands” should concern anyone who believes in basic human rights for prisoners.

July 14, 2011

In Wisconsin, union activists are joining Arlo Guthrie to sing the full version of "This Land Is Your Land" -- including the class-conscious, economic-justice lines.

July 14, 2011

Currently, Senators Jay Rockefeller and Frank Lautenberg have called for an investigation of News Corp. Free Press is urging citizens to implore their members of Congress to join them and demand an full and fair investigation. 

July 13, 2011

The government calls for “shared sacrifice” during the budget wars—but only one side ends up losing out.

July 6, 2011