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A new graphic novel documents the intense legal wranglings inside one of the most important trials of the Internet age.

Astra Taylor

Her new book reconsiders how democratic the digital world really is.

Somaly Mam

Why exactly did the telegenic Cambodian campaigner use fake trafficking victims to raise philanthropic cash from Westerners? And when will Nicholas Kristof ever learn?

The Obama administration’s new targets to reduce carbon emissions are a step in the right direction, but we need to demand much more.

West Port Arthur

If you live in a toxic environment like this, surrounded by refineries, you’re probably not thinking about some future apocalypse. You’re living in one.

Free Shifa

As young Muslim men disappear into US prisons for “pre-crimes” they haven’t committed, activists demand justice.

Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

Tune in all day Thursday to watch Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and others at the New Populism Conference.

Brecht Forum

The Brecht Forum, a storied radical institution, has lost its lease.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

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 Tea Party Congressman Allen West says of Occupy Wall Street: “Martin Luther King Jr. would not have backed these types of protesters." Kings history, and his own words, say otherwise.

October 19, 2011

Even as Occupy Wall Street heats up, Washington plans to spend the winter arguing about how to further mutilate the economy.

October 18, 2011

As signs demanding the rightful economic equality for the 99% are seen in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Toronto, Hong Kong and Madrid, we know that this movement is occupying not only Wall Street but the world. 

October 18, 2011

This past week, we continue to bring you the latest on Occupy Wall Street, including Saturday’s global day of action. Plus, the latest Nation Conversation on Hacktivism and Social Change. And a hat tip to our friends at the Hillman Foundation, who launched a new blog, Clear it With Sidney.

October 17, 2011

In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers--but oversimplifies complex conflicts like the one in Afghanistan. 

October 17, 2011

 On the day the King memorial was dedicated, Dr. Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court.

October 17, 2011

Sign on to RootsAction’s petition to the nation’s mayors and police chiefs affirming your support for the right to unfettered peaceful protest.

October 16, 2011

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street activists flooded Times Square on Saturday in a dramatic protest against the upper one percent.

October 16, 2011

Conservative pundits are misrepresenting everything about the Occupy Wall Street, from their views to their legal right to be in Zuccotti Park. 

October 14, 2011

Mayor Mike ordered protesters to leave Liberty Park for scheduled cleaning. The activists refused, and the company that owns the park canceled the order.

October 14, 2011