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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.

The jury that convicted the Occupier on May 5 had only been given one side of the story.

With Monday’s verdict, McMillan became one of the first Occupy activists to face serious jail time.

Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

Cowboy Indian Alliance

If the Nevada rancher is forced to pay taxes or grazing fees, he should pay them to the Shoshone.

Blogs

Isn't it bad enough that they keep raising our tuitions and lowering our quality of education? Now they want to beat us into submission. These tactics will not work.

November 25, 2011

What are the possibilities the Occupy Movement can achieve or inspire? Where is its place in the history of progressive movement in this country?

November 25, 2011

The former House Speaker wants to fire school janitors who make $28,000 a year.

November 23, 2011

The pepper-spraying of UC Davis students reminds us all over again why Occupy is so urgent.

November 22, 2011

An urgent plea from an undergraduate Occupy activist.

November 22, 2011

Obama’s conciliatory leadership style has failed to confront the corrupt culture of Washington.

November 21, 2011

Determination and creativity have been Occupy Wall Street's formula for success.

November 21, 2011

A mass rally in Madison and grassroorts activism across the state of Wisconsin confirm that the movement to remove a governor is growing more rapidly than anyone expected.

November 20, 2011

At UC Davis, students let the cops know “we are not like you.”

November 20, 2011

An account of police brutality against peaceful Occupy Colleges protesters in Davis, California.

November 19, 2011