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Pete Seeger

For his 90th birthday, a rollicking celebration at Madison Square Garden paid tribute to the extraordinary activist musician.

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

For the people of South Africa, Mandela was the leader they could identify with—one who had suffered alongside them.

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.

Climate rally

Take a look and you will see that the assorted environmental protests that have long bedeviled politicians are gaining in strength and support.

Blogs

Is the infamous death penalty finally expiring?

December 30, 2013

What would our national conversation on climate change sound like if this kind of honesty broke through with any regularity?

December 23, 2013

The BDS movement is having a powerful impact in Israel, but there are dangers in applying boycotts to academia.

December 6, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013

At the UN climate conference in Warsaw, a youth-led fast in solidarity with the Philippines is spreading around the world.

November 19, 2013

South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.

November 14, 2013

Here’s what to do about it.

October 29, 2013

Occupy Sandy has been an imperfect solution to the failed state, but criticism should be directed at absent government officials, not well-meaning activists.

October 28, 2013

The American songwriter is just one of many who have interpreted Beethoven's beloved Ode to Joy. 

October 27, 2013

Our endorsement of marijuana legalization comes after decades of questioning the fundamental assumptions of the War on Drugs.

October 26, 2013