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On its fiftieth anniversary, the founding declaration of SDS echoes today in democracy movements around the world.

Highway traffic

How progressives can make energy a pocketbook issue, with greener rides—and greener wallets—for the middle class.

Protest in New York City's Union Square against the killing of Trayvon Martin

A thousand demonstrators gathered in Union Square to call for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer. More protests are planned across the country.

Drought

The last days of winter and the first days of spring have seen hundreds of record-breaking high temperatures. Worry.

Occupy has already accomplished so much. What promise does it hold and what dangers does it face this spring?

What happens to American politics in the absence of protest movements?

Why is it conservatives, rather than progressives, who speak of moral crises?

Occupy tiene que continuar su marcha como un movimiento decidido y frontal que ocupe bancos, casas matrices, juntas de directorio, campus universitarios y la mismísima Wall Street.

As the weather heats up, so will the action. But what direction should the movement take?

Blogs

Watch John Nichols at the Kansas City Library as he talks about his book Dollarocracy.

May 22, 2014

Local votes with national implications see farmers and allies prove the power of local democracy.

May 21, 2014

On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell at the OWS anniversary protest on March 17, 2012. She now faces two to seven years in prison, with the possibility of probation.

May 13, 2014

The visible success of the European Financial Transaction (a k a Robin Hood) tax should boost efforts to build support for such a tax in the US. 

May 5, 2014

A brilliant organizer, dead too soon, forged an inside-outside strategy that merged movement energy and electoral politics.

April 29, 2014

The same day Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA, a judge finds Wisconsin’s voter ID law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters.

April 29, 2014

Every day that the Washington University chancellor fails to answer questions and demands for the university to cut ties with the energy giant, he and his university remain on the wrong side of history.

April 28, 2014

President Faust’s statement only amplifies the moral inconsistency of Harvard’s continued investment in the fossil fuel companies that are devastating the planet and blocking climate solutions.

April 24, 2014

Students put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in California.

April 23, 2014

The most important day to advocate for the Earth is not April 22nd, but April 23rd.

April 23, 2014