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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

New video highlights the regressive nature of Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare.

May 18, 2011

Protesters in California attempt to stop Wisconsin-style cuts that could result in hundreds of police officers and firefighters losing their jobs.

May 18, 2011

It's time to harness the overwhelming bipartisan support for curbing the influence of money in our elections.

May 15, 2011

Tens of thousands of protesters descended upon Wall Street to demand an end to Mayor Bloomberg's draconian budget cuts and his cozy relationship with billion-dollar corporations.

May 13, 2011

Private prisons are profiting off the passage of anti-immigrant legislation.

May 12, 2011

They've added a provision to the defense spending bill outlining a permanent "Authorization for Use of Military Force."

May 11, 2011

Police arrested dozens of protesters at the kickoff of California Teachers' "State of Emergency" protest.

May 10, 2011

The Senate and the House of Representatives agree: single-payer health care is the only way to provide real coverage for all.

May 9, 2011

California teachers fight back against education cuts, while Gov. Snyder deals with the aftermath of his own statewide cuts and proto-fascist use of "emergency managers."

May 9, 2011

Budget cut protests continue while the GOP cools to Paul Ryan's extreme austerity plan.

May 8, 2011