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Click here to read Manuel Pastor and Tony LoPresti's report on the anti-FTAA organizing campaign in Miami.

The FTAA protests will provide a real testing ground for the new
community-based approach to making the global-local link.

Early on the crisp morning of October 15, the archbishops of
thirty-seven of the thirty-eight provinces of the Anglican Communion
(known as primates) gathered in closed session at Lambeth Palac

Nation interns march in New York City and Washington, DC.

The retail food workers strike in California may be the first in a series of battles that could shape the future of labor-management relations throughout the US.

The latest installment in the battle over
privatization in Latin America.

Bus depots are one of many environmental culprits that contribute to health problems in poor communities of color.

It started with Congress, which in 1998 voted to deny federal financial
aid to students with minor drug convictions like marijuana possession.
Now the use of financial aid as an incentive to cu

Blogs

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

Protesters marched to Governor Jay Nixon’s downtown office building, demanding that he withdraw National Guard troops from Ferguson.

August 18, 2014

The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014

The media find the hero they’ve been looking for.

August 16, 2014

Why has the response to Michael Brown’s murder been to crack down on dissent and arrest journalists?

August 14, 2014