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John Kerry

Four decades ago, he spoke out bravely against the Vietnam War. Will he show the same courage today, in helping to end the fossil-fuel era?
 

Comcast Center

In her book Captive Audience, Susan Crawford shows how media giants exert a stranglehold over consumers and government.
 

climate rally

Why is it so tough for people to get their heads around climate change?

Roosevelt Island

Community members are concerned about Cornell’s partnership with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, whose research and development help sustain Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Stephane Hessel

Remembering the French resistance spy, diplomat, Buchenwald survivor and human rights defender.

immigration raid

Rejecting proposals to tighten borders, a network of grassroots groups calls for reform based on “human, labor and civil rights for all.”

We Are Undocumented America: Fighting for Immigration Reform in 2013

Against the backdrop of record deportations, undocumented activists outline what it would take to make immigration reform both comprehensive and meaningful.

Shawn Francis Peters’s The Catonsville Nine.

MoneyOut/Voters In Day

We all know the damage done by corporate money in politics. On January 19, we have the opportunity to do something about it.

Blogs

There’s nothing healthy about shaming people for their bodies.

April 25, 2013

The Big Banks are fleeing activists and shareholders who are challenging their bad practices. They can run, but they can't hide.

April 12, 2013

Some perspective on the concentration of the press in the power of a few and the dangers of media consolidation.

April 6, 2013

This week's press yields a crude mixture of Arabic, Hebrew, Marxism, French colonialism, restorative justice and techno-disdain.

April 5, 2013

Sixty-two percent of all bankruptcies are due to medical debt—and Occupy activists aren’t letting the medical-industrial complex get away with it.

March 22, 2013

March 15 marks the start of Hungary’s 1848 revolution—and protesters are once again hitting the streets for basic rights.

March 14, 2013

The Chilean Oscar nominee for best foreign language film has just been released in the US.

March 14, 2013

Strike Debt, an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, has declared actions in response to a national “healthcare emergency.”

March 6, 2013

In all societies, in some form or another, there are young people who live in abandoned properties without the consent of the property owner: A look inside the world of Spanish okupas.

March 4, 2013

The Academy Awards this year were supposed to be “political.” A reminder of a time when that word really meant something.

February 25, 2013