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Edward Snowden

Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.

For the people of South Africa, Mandela was the leader they could identify with—one who had suffered alongside them.

Tunisia protest

You can’t always trace it, but everything and everyone has a genealogy.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

After his release from death row for a crime he did not commit, Tibbs found a sense of purpose and community as an anti-death-penalty activist.

An effective isolation of Israeli academic institutions will undoubtedly curtail some privileges that Israeli scholars take for granted, like generous travel subsidies, but that has no bearing on their academic freedom.

The American Studies Association resolution has punctured a longstanding silence.

From California to Israel, hunger strikes are erupting around the world—because they work.

Blogs

In three of four major voting rights cases in the past month, the Supreme Court has ruled to restrict voting rights. 

October 20, 2014

Across the country, young people rally, converge and stage sit-ins to end mass criminalization—and more.

October 14, 2014

More than sixty days after the killing of Michael Brown, Ferguson October is building momentum against police violence.

October 14, 2014

Don’t overlook the fact that Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have challenged economic and political elites, including multinational corporations and President Obama.

October 10, 2014

The stalking, harassment and defaming of women online shows the importance of cyber civil rights. 

October 10, 2014

Beijing is experimenting with "soft power" approaches, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.

October 9, 2014

Millennial icon Lena Dunham’s relationship to unpaid labour is explored, contextualized and reframed by youth activists and media workers.

October 9, 2014

As part of OverCriminalized, our video series produced in partnership with the ACLU and Brave New Films, we're calling on Congress to put the focus of mental health reform where it belongs.

October 8, 2014

We’ve joined forces with ColorofChange.org, Daily Kos, the Advancement Project and a host of other organizations to call on the executive branch of our federal government to take concrete steps to end racist and abusive policing.

October 8, 2014

And a DC lawyer reflects on his essay from 1984, when Hong Kong was “full of life.”

October 7, 2014