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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

The 40th anniversary of President Nixon's declaration of the War on Drugs comes amid growing recognition that the policy, and all that it wrought, is a complete disaster.

June 16, 2011

Demonstrators returned to Wisconsin's Capitol to protest the Republican-led “extraordinary session” used to pass Gov. Walker's controversial budget.

June 15, 2011

Implore Mattel to become a leader in the use of sustainable forest products.

June 13, 2011

The two activist groups are getting the band back together to pull off another attention-grabbing mission: a fact-finding hunt in the Cayman Islands to expose the tax dodging ways of US corporations.

June 10, 2011

Musician Carlos Santana spoke out at Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game in Atlanta against a new law that shreds the civil rights of Georgia's latino population. The crowd booed him.

June 9, 2011

A five-day march on Blair Mountain seeks to harness the rich labor history of Appalachia to expand a growing movement to end the destruction of Appalachia through mountaintop removal coal mining. 

June 8, 2011

In many parts of the world, the epidemics of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis have merged together, forming a super-epidemic.

June 7, 2011

US Uncut protests Apple‘s plans to shelter its revenue from fair taxation during America's time of fiscal crisis.

June 6, 2011

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

Across the country, seniors are fighting back against real-life death panels: cuts to their aid and closures of life-saving facilities.

June 2, 2011