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MLK Mural

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

March on Washington

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges.

The 1963 March on Washington

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, we’re asking our readers to share their thoughts and memories. 

Occupy Wallstreet protest

A band of finance wizards take on the system they now say is corrupt.

foreclosed home

The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction.

Amy Meyer

So-called "Ag-Gag" laws reveal the lengths to which the agriculture industry will go to keep their business practices secret.

Aleksei Navalny

The anti-corruption activist’s mayoral campaign in Moscow is dividing voters, while testing the country’s diminished opposition party.

Trayvon Martin rally

How long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called on to respect are an open assault on our humanity?

Blogs

For families torn apart, Obama’s failure to reform deportation procedures is a matter of life and death. 

April 17, 2014

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 16, 2014

Years of Living Dangerously will make you boiling mad about the climate calamity that awaits us in the twenty-first century.  

April 15, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

After the triumphs and troubles of his first three months in office, the mayor lays claim to grassroots, people-powered movement politics.

April 10, 2014

A wave of campus action sparks mass mobilization, police repression—and administrative concessions.

April 8, 2014

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

The UK seems keen on abandoning its most vulnerable workers to the rule of the master of the house.

April 4, 2014