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LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Fracking

The millions of miles of distribution and service pipelines crisscrossing the nation mean that countless Americans—even those living far from gas fields—find themselves on the frontlines of fracking. 

Pete Seeger

Bruce Springsteen said it best, on Pete’s ninetieth birthday: “You outlasted the bastards, man.”

Pete Seeger

Pete’s fingers can strum no longer, but, thanks to him, people around the world can have many “singing tomorrows.”

Pete Seeger

For his 90th birthday, a rollicking celebration at Madison Square Garden paid tribute to the extraordinary activist musician.

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Kiev protest

Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence. 

Minimum wage protest

Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival.

Blogs

New York's youth made a strong showing in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

November 18, 2011

Jacob Tobia, a Duke sophomore, talks about some of the issues Occupy Duke protesters are working on since they began their encampment four weeks ago.

November 18, 2011

A story of the growth of the Occupy movement at America's most venerable university.

November 18, 2011

In reaction to escalation of the "wars" on drugs and terror, police forces throughout the country have rapidly militarized.

November 18, 2011

Eric reviews new CD collections, Reed takes on the anti-Occupy narrative.

November 18, 2011

New campaign imploring Mayor Bloomberg and the US Conference of Mayors to publicly commit to protecting press freedoms in their cities.

November 17, 2011

Slashing the safety net and cutting government spending aren't the only ways to fix the budget. 

November 17, 2011

An early morning raid rousted the Occupy Cal camp resulting in two arrests.

November 17, 2011