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The movement against corporate globalization has made impressive strides. Now it needs to think carefully about what it stands for.

Disabled people march on Washington to protest policies that keep them out of sight, out of mind.

In his memoir, Taking Liberties, Aryeh Neier emerges, almost
despite himself, as a fascinating man.

Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel

The people are asking for answers from the People's House.

The insurgent delegations were in many respects the product of years of anti-WTO organizing.

Bayard Rustin forged a remarkable career as a social activist. Briefly a
member of the Young Communist League, he repudiated communism but
remained a socialist throughout his life.

Blogs

Is the infamous death penalty finally expiring?

December 30, 2013

President Obama and his congressional Democratic allies should rededicate the country to the Great Society’s best initiative.

December 28, 2013

What would our national conversation on climate change sound like if this kind of honesty broke through with any regularity?

December 23, 2013

Police violently dispersed a crowd of about 150 people in Durnham, North Carolina, during a vigil in which supporters demanded answers after the death of a teenager, who managed to shoot himself while handcuffed in police custody.

December 23, 2013

The ACLU accuses Walker of “bogus appropriation” of free speech arguments to defend offensive acts by government.

December 23, 2013

From Minneapolis to Amherst, the struggle for free tuition, voting rights and racial justice rages on.

 

December 20, 2013

The mayor-elect's calls on behalf of Mark-Viverito have infuriated county Democratic chairmen, who back another candidate.

December 18, 2013

This Thursday, we’ll deliver a petition with over 28,000 signatures to the FCC. 

December 18, 2013

After a two-year run, This Week in Poverty signs off.

December 13, 2013

The mayor-elect will have to manage a huge budget, labor talks, an aggressive press and a cagey governor. Oh, and he might just carry the hopes of the progressive movement.

December 13, 2013