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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.

The American Studies Association resolution has punctured a longstanding silence.

From California to Israel, hunger strikes are erupting around the world—because they work.

Computers

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya street and Moscow skyline.

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

Blogs

After losing her seasonal position, guestworker Maria Guzman decided to stand up to her former employer.

June 12, 2014

A bill introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren would give borrowers a chance to refinance their student loans.

June 9, 2014

China has changed a lot in twenty-five years, but there are still valuable lessons to be learned from the Tiananmen protesters. 

June 9, 2014

When a federal judge tossed Wisconsin’s marriage ban, kids showed up with flowers and cops brought the cake.

June 7, 2014

The hateful commentary about the soldier’s return is motivated by fear of what his so-called desertion reveals.

June 5, 2014

A judiciary subcommittee holds the first hearing ever on the need for a constitutional remedy to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings.

June 5, 2014

Just a day after his son was killed, Richard Martinez asked people across the country to send postcards to their elected representatives with the simple phrase “Not one more.”

June 4, 2014

The Nation published one of the few accounts of what actually happened in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.

June 3, 2014

Former UC-Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau characterizes words as violent but shrugs his shoulders at the very real violence committed against his own students and faculty.

June 2, 2014