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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.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

Blogs

The priorities of most Americans were casualties of this summer’s melodrama in Washington. This reality will drive independent citizen mobilizations challenging both Republican zealotry and Democratic cravenness.

August 1, 2011

South Florida is a terrible place to grow tomatoes—or to work in the tomato fields.

July 27, 2011

The United Nations has called an emergency meeting to discuss the devastating famine in the horn of Africa.

July 22, 2011

Despite having the deck stacked overwhelmingly against them, students continue to fight for their future.

July 19, 2011

 Gov. Jerry Brown's prison budget cuts ensure that what is happening at Pelican Bay won't be an isolated event.

July 15, 2011

The prisoners’ list of “demands” should concern anyone who believes in basic human rights for prisoners.

July 14, 2011

In Wisconsin, union activists are joining Arlo Guthrie to sing the full version of "This Land Is Your Land" -- including the class-conscious, economic-justice lines.

July 14, 2011

Currently, Senators Jay Rockefeller and Frank Lautenberg have called for an investigation of News Corp. Free Press is urging citizens to implore their members of Congress to join them and demand an full and fair investigation. 

July 13, 2011

The government calls for “shared sacrifice” during the budget wars—but only one side ends up losing out.

July 6, 2011

It seems like states operate in one of two modes: paralysis or aggressive punishment of the poor. 

July 1, 2011