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Chokwe Lumumba

The Jackson mayor had ambitious plans to bring “people power” and a “solidarity economy” to his city and state.

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

The author of The Flamethrowers weighs in on literary inspiration, motorcycle crashes and why radicals prefer hardcover.

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Fracking

The millions of miles of distribution and service pipelines crisscrossing the nation mean that countless Americans—even those living far from gas fields—find themselves on the frontlines of fracking. 

Pete Seeger

Bruce Springsteen said it best, on Pete’s ninetieth birthday: “You outlasted the bastards, man.”

Pete Seeger

Pete’s fingers can strum no longer, but, thanks to him, people around the world can have many “singing tomorrows.”

Blogs

Scores of young Southeast Asian female guest workers have been sexually abused and repeatedly raped while sewing clothing for some of the biggest brand names in American retail at the Classic Factory in Jordan.

August 8, 2011

Jobs are not jobs unless workers can live off of their wages in a way that does not trap them in eternal poverty.

August 8, 2011

Fear of nuclear apocalypse has provided serious creative juice for songwriters and musicians of all genres.

August 5, 2011

Just Do It is a call to action that's difficult to ignore, if not refuse.

August 3, 2011

Although unknown to many liberals, Red State’s Erick Erickson is an exemplar of the new right-wing media activists pushing the GOP to extremes. 

August 2, 2011

The priorities of most Americans were casualties of this summer’s melodrama in Washington. This reality will drive independent citizen mobilizations challenging both Republican zealotry and Democratic cravenness.

August 1, 2011

South Florida is a terrible place to grow tomatoes—or to work in the tomato fields.

July 27, 2011

The United Nations has called an emergency meeting to discuss the devastating famine in the horn of Africa.

July 22, 2011

Despite having the deck stacked overwhelmingly against them, students continue to fight for their future.

July 19, 2011

 Gov. Jerry Brown's prison budget cuts ensure that what is happening at Pelican Bay won't be an isolated event.

July 15, 2011