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Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

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As Kimberly McCarthy was put to death—the 500th Texas prisoner executed since 1982—protesters and crime victims alike came to bear witness.

David Graeber’s account of Occupy Wall Street is essential—and somewhat maddening in its insistence on heightening the differences between anarchists and liberals.

Kent State shooting

The newly unveiled May 4 Visitors Center attempts to reconcile the search for truth with the need for reconciliation and healing.

Repression after 9/11 is nothing compared to what's come before, and our tools to fight it are greater.

Smokestack

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

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?

Blogs

This has been, and will continue to be, about the protection of black life and the end of the police state.

November 19, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

Could the chemicals in beauty products be causing long-term health problems for salon workers?

November 17, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014

Mass uprisings like the one that brought down the Soviet bloc are neither as rare—nor as spontaneous—as they first appear.

November 11, 2014

Electoral politics is but one tool the grassroots must use to create change.

November 10, 2014

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

November 10, 2014

“Let us not fool ourselves in this hour of appraisal…”

November 5, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014

And a DC lawyer reflects on his essay from 1984, when Hong Kong was “full of life.”

October 7, 2014