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Gay nuptials combine pomp and protest.

A forum with Ellen Willis, Martha Fineman, Patricia Hill Collins, Judith Butler, Susan Brownmiller, E.J. Graff, Michael Eric Dyson, Judith Stacey and others.

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.

Blogs

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.

June 26, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

Major wins for economic and racial justice, from campus to the workplace.

June 21, 2015

The oldest AME church in the South has been linked for centuries to struggles against slavery and segregation and for economic and social justice.

June 18, 2015

Activists manage to convince the House of Representatives to reject fast-track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Friday but the fight isn't over.

June 17, 2015