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Tunisia protest

You can’t always trace it, but everything and everyone has a genealogy.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

After his release from death row for a crime he did not commit, Tibbs found a sense of purpose and community as an anti-death-penalty activist.

An effective isolation of Israeli academic institutions will undoubtedly curtail some privileges that Israeli scholars take for granted, like generous travel subsidies, but that has no bearing on their academic freedom.

From California to Israel, hunger strikes are erupting around the world—because they work.

Computers

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya street and Moscow skyline.

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Blogs

At Occupy Museums at Lincoln Center Thursday night, it was "Glass war" not "class war"—and Glass won, composer Philip Glass. 

December 2, 2011

Local organizers are hoping that the November 30 rally is only a starting point for SU students to open up an important dialogue about issues of police brutality and civil rights.

December 1, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

The lowest country on the planet needs action at the UN world conference on climate change in Durban. But “Occupy COP17” is expecting much from governments.

December 1, 2011

Campus violence has been a hot-button issue since the recent assaults against students peacefully demonstrating at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and CUNY Baruch. Albeit with far less brutality and violence, Indiana University has now joined the ranks of these schools.

November 30, 2011

“When you have people in leadership positions who are not exercising self-discipline and restraint, it’s reasonable to expect their followers to do likewise,” said former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper on Monday’s Talk of the Nation.

November 30, 2011

&ldquotLiberty Walk,” the one percenter teen sensation’s catchy, if repetitive, remixed single sets her music to laudatory images from OWS encampments throughout the nation.

November 29, 2011

In anticipation of the protest, all classes after 3:00PM were cancelled, with routine access to the building denied by a legion of NYPD.

November 29, 2011

A nearly unanimous vote at our greatest public university.

November 28, 2011

Labor and community activists need 540,000 signatures to recall Walker. After 2 weeks (and with 6 weeks to go) they're more than half way to their goal.

November 28, 2011