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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

Even with just two weeks left, the fight to save Davis' life is winnable.

September 13, 2011

The tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon provide an opportunity to reflect on the changes our country has undergone in the past decade.

September 9, 2011

There's a movement of people across this country rising up to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

September 8, 2011

Implore the White House to make every effort to defend Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid.

September 7, 2011

A great day for people with disabilities.

September 2, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that social media platforms offer a voice to segments of the American population that might not have had one before.

September 1, 2011

As Americans mark the sixth anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, the former vice president claims George Bush got things right. It's an Orwellian rewrite of history that needs to be countered, as do the rest of the false premises of Cheney's book.

August 30, 2011

Nagasaki, which lost over 70,000 civilians (and a few military personnel) to a new weapon sixty-five years ago today, has always been the Forgotten A-Bomb City.

August 30, 2011

Bill McKibben and Chris Hayes discuss why it’s essential for President Obama to block the construction of the Keystone pipeline.

August 26, 2011

A new coalition of organizations, representing millions of women, announced plans this week to counter attacks on women’s economic and health security through a new multi-organization effort, HERvotes.

August 25, 2011