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Mining protester

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

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Edward Snowden

Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.

For the people of South Africa, Mandela was the leader they could identify with—one who had suffered alongside them.

Tunisia protest

You can’t always trace it, but everything and everyone has a genealogy.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

After his release from death row for a crime he did not commit, Tibbs found a sense of purpose and community as an anti-death-penalty activist.

An effective isolation of Israeli academic institutions will undoubtedly curtail some privileges that Israeli scholars take for granted, like generous travel subsidies, but that has no bearing on their academic freedom.

Blogs

Iraq veteran and former Wall Street banker Derek McGee—now an active participant in the Occupy Movement—said on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that he felt Occupy protesters were being “oppressed by the police.”

January 31, 2012

A national call to action to protest police violence at Occupy Oakland.

January 31, 2012

One of President Obama's boldest moves to date is getting a free pass from Republicans.

January 31, 2012

Four properties were scheduled to be auctioned in Brooklyn last Thursday. Only one sale took place.

January 30, 2012

Following the mass arrest of hundreds in Oakland, cities across the country march in solidarity with Occupy.

January 30, 2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promised a tough investigation into the origins of the financial crisis.

January 30, 2012

Massive backlash against the Ethnic Studies ban has been slow in coming but could prove politically disastrous for the powers that be.

January 30, 2012

The big banks might not get off the hook so easily for widespread mortgage fraud practices.

January 27, 2012

President Obama fails to mention poverty in his State of the Union address, even though 46 million Americans are living in it.

January 27, 2012

If there were a run on Bank of America, the financial system would once again be devastated—and the government needs to act now. 

January 26, 2012