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Cultural changes and lucrative endorsements may explain a drop in activism.

Under the gun, unions are realizing they have to think outside the big box.

In a Service Employees union hall in Boston, a hospital worker raises her hand.

The US policies of economic globalization and militarization are failing.

The marriage-equality movement confronts anti-gay sentiment among blacks.

By the most conservative estimates, the March for Women's Lives in
Washington on April 25 was the biggest pro-choice demo ever--and it may
have been the biggest march of any kind in US history.

Anyone who thinks the contemporary women's movement is dying, over or simply irrelevant will have to think again after yesterday's March for Women's Lives.

The March for Women's Lives is paying considerable attention to issues of
concern to minority women.

Did you know that since January 1, women in Texas have not been able to
obtain abortions from the sixteenth week of pregnancy on?

Blogs

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player with a chance of making an NFL team, now finds himself on the outside looking in.

September 2, 2014

The country's most stringent voter ID law is once again challenged in federal court.

September 1, 2014

Michael Brown, John Crawford, Reefa Hernandez—and a national youth movement.

August 29, 2014

If you’re asking the question “Where is the movement?” you simply haven’t been paying attention.

August 28, 2014

What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

August 22, 2014

Labor activists are deepening the conversation about what “justice for Mike Brown” should mean for the impoverished community that now grieves for him.

August 20, 2014

Protesters share many residents’ opinion that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch harbors a pro-police bias.

August 19, 2014

The mistrust in Ferguson is being deepened in real time by local officials’ selective release of information. 

August 19, 2014

If the anti-abortion movement could rouse itself to oppose spraying a civilian population with miscarriage-causing chemicals, it might actually make a difference.

August 19, 2014

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, shed light on the increasing militarization of the police in the United States.

August 19, 2014