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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

Is Occupy Wall Street becoming more political?

November 4, 2011

“This is the proudest I’ve ever been of America in the 25 years of my life.”

November 3, 2011

Boulder votes against corporate personhood, and then they vote to replace their private power supplier with a municipal utility.

 

November 2, 2011

The New School, with its tradition of outspoken dialogue and free debate, is probably the ideal site for an OWS teach-in.

November 2, 2011

A Syracuse senior issues a call to action.

November 2, 2011

One out of five American children live in poverty. Among them, 40 percent of African-American children and 35 percent of Hispanic children live below the poverty line. We know this is a problem, but how should we address it?

November 1, 2011

The anatomy of a movement at Bowdoin College.

November 1, 2011

This video, courtesy of Occupy Animators, helps explain what’s at stake and why the new movement against economic inequality is growing so rapidly.

November 1, 2011

Katrina's first book, The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, examines the systemic dysfunction that plagues American politics.

October 31, 2011

We should be a country that does big things—like cut poverty in half in the next decade.

October 31, 2011