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Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

After the defeat of DOMA, the LGBTQ movement needs to push beyond marriage equality.

Supreme Court

Activists are already moving ‘from outrage to action’ in fighting the Supreme Court’s awful VRA decision.

Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

Anti-death penalty posters

As Kimberly McCarthy was put to death—the 500th Texas prisoner executed since 1982—protesters and crime victims alike came to bear witness.

OUR Walmart

Taking inspiration from small strikes and actions over the past few years, OUR Walmart activists struck a note of dissent at the corporation’s annual party.

Hundreds of activists are braving arrest weekly to protest the state’s assault on democracy and the social safety net.

David Graeber’s account of Occupy Wall Street is essential—and somewhat maddening in its insistence on heightening the differences between anarchists and liberals.

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Blogs

Former UC-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau characterizes words as violent but shrugs his shoulders at the very real violence committed against his own students and faculty.

June 2, 2014

A brilliant author who organized with Dr. King and served on the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

May 28, 2014

Why must you and I foot the bill, via our taxes, for the callousness of Wal-Mart or Domino's?

May 28, 2014

Watch John Nichols at the Kansas City Library as he talks about his book Dollarocracy.

May 22, 2014

Local votes with national implications see farmers and allies prove the power of local democracy.

May 21, 2014

A host of troubling policies, including the prosecution of record numbers of journalists and whistleblowers, are proliferating unchecked.

May 20, 2014

Community groups say building a trauma in Chicago’s South Side would save lives.

May 19, 2014

As the semester ends, students add “diversity of opinion” to campus policymaking—and win.

May 19, 2014

Go there now to see the visual evidence in four separate “chapters.”

May 16, 2014