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Pete Seeger

Bruce Springsteen said it best, on Pete’s ninetieth birthday: “You outlasted the bastards, man.”

Migrahack

How programmers, journalists and immigrant rights advocates are redefining hacking—for immigrant justice.

Drone strike in Yemen

For years I have written about mass incarceration, while staying mute about drones and other injustices. It is time to connect the dots.

MLK in Memphis

Dr. King’s words in a world awash with surveillance. 

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.

Moral Mondays

An inspiring grassroots movement is fighting back against the GOP’s outrageous budget cuts and attacks on democracy.

Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Proposition 8 opponents

Gay rights advocates were hoping that the Court would issue a broad ruling, but the justices seem most concerned with issues of standing.

Blogs

Is the American understanding of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech “wrapped in the flag?”

August 21, 2013

Republicans in North Carolina are shutting down polling places at college campuses and preventing students from running for office. 

August 20, 2013

Trayvon Martin rallies were held across the country following the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict.

July 16, 2013

Some stories and lessons on fighting for the long haul from Martin Luther King Jr.’s bashful but bold former press secretary.

July 12, 2013

Texas has already implemented a voter id law—the most restrictive in the nation—that was previously judged to be discriminatory by a federal court and at least five other Southern states are pushing harsh new voting restrictions.

July 3, 2013

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute examines the unfinished—and widely forgotten—agenda of the March on Washington fifty years ago.

June 28, 2013

As school districts bolster their police forces, students across California are pushing Sacramento for restorative justice.

June 17, 2013

The “Moral Monday” movement is challenging the GOP’s right-wing agenda in the Tarheel state.

June 12, 2013

Society is not post-racial. Barack and Michelle Obama need to stop telling young people of color otherwise.

June 5, 2013

A great way to celebrate Black History Month would be to support the work of these groups.

February 4, 2013