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Riot police and protester

Apparently, to criticize the police is to be anti-police. But if I call and point out that the swings in the playground are broken, am I anti-parks?

People's Climate March

As Ursula K. Le Guin reminds us, any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.

2014 Progressive Honor Roll

From the huge climate march in September to racial-justice activism, it was a year that saw renewal of movement-based politics.

The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

Mario Savio

The man who helped spark Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement fifty years ago would have championed today’s activism, from the Dreamers to Occupy to Ferguson.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

At a Local Progress gathering in New York City, “pothole progressives” shared strategies for a grassroots, social justice revival.

Bill McKibben, 350.org’s longtime leader, has taken a step back—but that doesn’t mean the group is slowing down.

Die in.

Last night, hundreds of protesters converged on the Cavaliers-Nets game to continue to demand justice in the wake of the Eric Garner case.

How residents are doing Mike Brown’s legacy justice.

After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.

Blogs

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.

June 26, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

Major wins for economic and racial justice, from campus to the workplace.

June 21, 2015

The oldest AME church in the South has been linked for centuries to struggles against slavery and segregation and for economic and social justice.

June 18, 2015

Activists manage to convince the House of Representatives to reject fast-track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Friday but the fight isn't over.

June 17, 2015