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Former Occupy activist Justine Tunney

On its second anniversary, a sense of failure pervades the Occupy movement, as many core activists have moved on with their lives. But was it really all for naught?

Migrahack

How programmers, journalists and immigrant rights advocates are redefining hacking—for immigrant justice.

Drone strike in Yemen

For years I have written about mass incarceration, while staying mute about drones and other injustices. It is time to connect the dots.

Gay rights in Russia

Doesn’t a truly effective fight for LGBT rights in Russia need to be led by Russians?

California prisons

With Governor Jerry Brown taking a hardline position, strikers must turn to the courts, public opinion or the legislature.

MLK in Memphis

Dr. King’s words in a world awash with surveillance. 

climate change rally

What to make of change on an overheating planet.

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

MLK Mural

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

Blogs

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011

Takeaways from a discussion on gender and the Occupy movement at Syracuse University.

November 14, 2011

A Berkeley undergraduate rebuts and rebukes the University of California Chancellor's criticism of Occupy Cal.

November 14, 2011

Twenty years after the end of the Soviet Union, reflections on glasnost's fate.

November 14, 2011

Karl Rove’s ad is a vicious attack on Warren full of distorted images of the Occupy movement protesters and ungrounded claims.

November 14, 2011

When it comes to foreign policy, the Republicans who would be president are taking their cues from the former vice president on war, secrecy and, above all, torture.

November 13, 2011

The United States has not learned enough about avoiding unwarranted wars. And if has not learned much about respecting the veterans of wars.

November 11, 2011

Two coasts and two riots: a frat riot and a cop riot. Each riot, an indelible mark of shame on their respective institutions.

November 10, 2011

On November 9, hundreds of Harvard students put down tents to begin an occupation of Harvard Yard.

November 10, 2011