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Natural Gas

It’s just as important to stop Cove Point.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Farm fields

With regulation inadequate and children especially vulnerable, it makes sense for consumers to try to minimize exposure.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

Smokestack

The climate of change and the dangers of stasis.

XL Dissent

The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.

Money in politics

This old American democratic tradition already has deep support at the grassroots.

Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Chokwe Lumumba

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

Blogs

Teacher Activist Groups are fighting back with a month of nationwide workshops based on the banned curriculum.

February 1, 2012

Iraq veteran and former Wall Street banker Derek McGee—now an active participant in the Occupy Movement—said on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that he felt Occupy protesters were being “oppressed by the police.”

January 31, 2012

A national call to action to protest police violence at Occupy Oakland.

January 31, 2012

One of President Obama's boldest moves to date is getting a free pass from Republicans.

January 31, 2012

Four properties were scheduled to be auctioned in Brooklyn last Thursday. Only one sale took place.

January 30, 2012

Following the mass arrest of hundreds in Oakland, cities across the country march in solidarity with Occupy.

January 30, 2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promised a tough investigation into the origins of the financial crisis.

January 30, 2012

Massive backlash against the Ethnic Studies ban has been slow in coming but could prove politically disastrous for the powers that be.

January 30, 2012

The big banks might not get off the hook so easily for widespread mortgage fraud practices.

January 27, 2012

President Obama fails to mention poverty in his State of the Union address, even though 46 million Americans are living in it.

January 27, 2012