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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.

Rosa Parks

The memorial to Parks turned her into a meek and redemptive figure—instead of the radical freedom fighter she was until the end of her life.

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

Those claiming Occupy has failed already forget what other social justice sucesses have taught us: change is slow. 

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

Community members gathered to protest the discriminatory practice that has increased by 600 percent since Mayor Bloomberg took office.

Blogs

Was Sally Ride’s choice to stay private about sexual orientation a personal one? In a country increasingly fractured on equality, the personal unfortunately remains political.

July 25, 2012

Ten voters will attempt to show in court that the law has clear and racially biased impact on Pennsylvanians’ right to vote.

July 25, 2012

From marriage to the military, LGBTQ people have won acceptance. Now can we tackle the unacceptable levels of fear, poverty and shame that pervade our society?

June 25, 2012

What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012

Pundits and activists say that because they’ve convinced the public of falsehoods, they must be true. 

May 6, 2012

Forget Mitt Romney. Wisconsin’s governor gets a hero’s welcome at the NRA convention, with a gun-talk laden speech that claims his critics “want to take me out.”

April 16, 2012

George Zimmerman was behind bars Wednesday, forty-five days after he went free after shooting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman now faces the possibility of life in prison, but Reverend Jesse Jackson tells Laura Flanders of GRITtv that the mobilizing shouldn’t end.

April 11, 2012

Abolish Florida’s “Stand Your Ground“ Law.

March 21, 2012

Workers shouldn’t “strike and go out and starve, but strike and remain in and take possession of the necessary property of production.” So believed Lucy Gonzales Parsons, who died seventy years ago this week. William Loren Katz’s essay seems relevant for today, International Working Women's Day.

March 8, 2012

Though complicated by controversy, a weekend in Los Angeles with thirty domestic workers underscores the power of Hollywood to propel social change. 

February 27, 2012