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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?

Occupy Wall Street

The head of the beast can only be cut off at one place—and that’s downtown Manhattan.

Blogs

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

After the triumphs and troubles of his first three months in office, the mayor lays claim to grassroots, people-powered movement politics.

April 10, 2014

The left can only afford to be contemptuous of liberal values when the right isn't in charge. 

April 2, 2014

Student climate activists in Massachusetts win a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick about banning new fossil-fuel infrastructure. But they need more than a meeting.

April 1, 2014

As he once wrote of history itself, Jonathan was “no respecter of conventional wisdom.”

March 29, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel pays tribute to the late Jonathan Schell, whose intrepid journalism and passionate conviction inspired a generation.

March 28, 2014

Harvard graduate student Benjamin Franta implores President Drew Gilpin Faust to be honest about her opposition to divestment.

March 19, 2014

Iraqis continue to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes.

March 15, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

The stage is set for New York to ignite a nationwide movement rolling back some of the catastrophic consequences of Citizens United and (likely) McCutcheon

March 11, 2014