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Harry Potter chocolates

Fan activists demand fair labor standards in the development of products bearing the Harry Potter’s name.

Occupy Wallstreet protest

Thoughts for the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

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.

Blogs

 As lawmakers cut budgets, some state Capitols are preparing to deal with the unruly masses by force.

April 11, 2011

 In total, 28 members of Congress (all Democrats) have joined the nationwide fast opposing budget cuts. 

April 9, 2011

With all the normal doors of recourse shut to average citizens, protesters go to jail in order to protest severe budget cuts.

April 8, 2011

Despite the fact that a majority of Americans want defense spending cut and the wealthy taxed at higher rates, Congress has shown only a willingness to slash social programs.

April 7, 2011

National teach-in staged on college campuses across the country came to UMass Amherst Tuesday. The teach-in called for greater economic equality in America.

April 6, 2011

Nationwide, workers are pushing back against hundreds of anti-union bills and widespread budget cuts.

April 5, 2011

The rich got too greedy and took to much, and now average Americans are fighting back—not by looking to their leaders but by physically occupying banks, streets and state Capitols.

April 4, 2011

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated forty-three years ago today.

April 4, 2011

The great scholar of the African-American political experience urged us: “If we can dare to dream politically, let us dream of the world as it should be.”

April 2, 2011