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The Swedish Academy bestowed this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus, the father of microcredit. It's easy to believe Yunus's low-interest loans to the poor are a silver bullet against global economic injustice. But it's not that simple.

Fighting words from a 98-year-old activist about the power of the
people to demand peace and achieve peace justice in these troubled
times.

The Yearly Kos Convention revealed a blogosphere whose media critique
is hampered by its political ambitions. Why can't progressives repair
the press, not dismantle it?

In the Bush era, the green movement has become a paper tiger. It must
regroup, reframe and reach out across the lines of race and class that
have kept environmental issues at the political fringe.

Bolstered by a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush
Administration's excessive exercise of power, Lieut. Ehren Watada's
pending court-martial could help restore the rule of law and
energize a popular movement to end an illegal war.

A Quaker activist explains why the war in Iraq is not only illegal, but morally indefensible.

Peace sentiments are rising among the American public and even in
the much-divided Democrats. What does this mean for electoral politics
and for the course of a war that seems to have no end in sight?

"I dream of the day that our children will turn the pages of history
books and look to my generation, who said no to the horrors of war
and chose nonviolence over nonexistence."

A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling
back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile
and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.

Cindy Sheehan is more a symbol of the peace movement than its leader, a unifying force who seeks to bridge divisions among those who seek an end to war.

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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

As a student and politician and activist, Gaylord Nelson kept his eyes open. 

April 22, 2014

“Environmentalism” has failed. The planet now needs a movement far more radical.

April 22, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014