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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

After Obama cited Roosevelt in his Kansas speech, Fox News has decided that TR peddled “socialistic nationalism.”

December 7, 2011

Take Back the Capitol stormed Congressional offices today, calling for more action to help the unemployed. 

December 6, 2011

The bailouts were worse than we thought.

December 6, 2011

Cuts in service, shuttering facilities and mass layoffs will hurt workers, communities, the USPS and the economy.

December 6, 2011

More than thirty people were arrested at Occupy DC this weekend, and protesters are preparing to “take back the Capitol.”

December 5, 2011

In what is fast becoming the most promising new front in the Occupy Wall Street movement, the effort to forestall foreclosures is taking center stage.

December 3, 2011

At Occupy Museums at Lincoln Center Thursday night, it was "Glass war" not "class war"—and Glass won, composer Philip Glass. 

December 2, 2011

Local organizers are hoping that the November 30 rally is only a starting point for SU students to open up an important dialogue about issues of police brutality and civil rights.

December 1, 2011

The Supercommittee is dead. Here’s what should come next.

December 1, 2011

The lowest country on the planet needs action at the UN world conference on climate change in Durban. But “Occupy COP17” is expecting much from governments.

December 1, 2011