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Protestors confront police

History suggests that progress in racial justice comes only when American leaders see it as crucial to US geopolitical interests.

The protests that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown created a network of youth in revolt.

The legendary songwriter about his politics, his fourteenth studio album and what it was like the first time he saw Springsteen perform.

People's Climate March

The People's Climate March proves the climate movement has reached critical mass, like the civil rights movement, antiwar, feminist and gay movements before it.

People's Climate March

The movement to stop climate change needs both mass mobilizations and direct action.

Like the Civil Rights Act, the Wilderness Act brought about justice, but also compassion for the planet.

Overcoming years of tensions and divisions, parents and teachers are linking arms to save public schools.

Changing the path corporations and the 1 percent have set for our planet is going to take more than a march. It’s going to take a struggle.

Hear from some of the activists who made up the massive crowd at the largest environmental justice demonstration in history. 

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of New York and cities around the world on Sunday, but the fight for climate justice is only beginning.

Blogs

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants his office to be able to prosecute cases in which police officers kill unarmed citizens.

December 16, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

From Ferguson to Staten Island, a youth uprising.

December 11, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Democratic Senator Mark Udall of Colorado could enter the history books as the second lawmaker to read classified controversial government documents into public record.

December 5, 2014

A hunger strike touches on the the things all human beings share: the way pain and deprivation are written on the body.

December 5, 2014

Demonstrations have occurred in more than 150 cities across the US in the week since a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

December 3, 2014

On Black Friday, protesters across movements came together with a common demand: spend not one dime.

December 1, 2014

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014