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CIW protest outside Wendy's

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests the fast-food company’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.

OPEN members

A new wave of online organizations are replicating the MoveOn model across the world.

Atomic test

A new book explores the alarming threat of accidental nuclear detonations.

Tar Sands Protest

Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

The Hitsville USA building in Detroit

When it comes to protest, are pop songs smarter than us, knowing what they can and cannot do?

A wave of anti-gay laws have brought Russia’s LGBT movement into the international spotlight, but activists are divided over strategies, including proposed boycotts.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Harry Potter chocolates

Fan activists demand fair labor standards in the development of products bearing the Harry Potter’s name.

Occupy Wallstreet protest

Thoughts for the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

Blogs

With Washington fixated on Weiner's Roast, Gingrich's implosion, and questions over the debt limit, citizens must mobilize and call on Congress to address a reality lost in the hubbub: the worsening job market.

June 16, 2011

The 40th anniversary of President Nixon's declaration of the War on Drugs comes amid growing recognition that the policy, and all that it wrought, is a complete disaster.

June 16, 2011

Demonstrators returned to Wisconsin's Capitol to protest the Republican-led “extraordinary session” used to pass Gov. Walker's controversial budget.

June 15, 2011

Implore Mattel to become a leader in the use of sustainable forest products.

June 13, 2011

The two activist groups are getting the band back together to pull off another attention-grabbing mission: a fact-finding hunt in the Cayman Islands to expose the tax dodging ways of US corporations.

June 10, 2011

Musician Carlos Santana spoke out at Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game in Atlanta against a new law that shreds the civil rights of Georgia's latino population. The crowd booed him.

June 9, 2011

A five-day march on Blair Mountain seeks to harness the rich labor history of Appalachia to expand a growing movement to end the destruction of Appalachia through mountaintop removal coal mining. 

June 8, 2011

In many parts of the world, the epidemics of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis have merged together, forming a super-epidemic.

June 7, 2011

US Uncut protests Apple‘s plans to shelter its revenue from fair taxation during America's time of fiscal crisis.

June 6, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011