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Dov Hikind

State Assemblyman Dov Hikind was deeply involved in the Jewish Defense League, which the FBI listed as a “violent extremist Jewish organization.” Other officials should be questioning him, not the college.

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.

A decade after Illinois Governor George Ryan emptied death row and pardoned four innocent men who were tortured by police under Commander Jon Burge, the city of Chicago has not admitted to its collective crimes.

California flag

Local and state governments are gaining the ability to restore basic services and infrastructure.

The victories of 2012 demand we double down in the fight against global warming. 

Afghanistan war

Peace forces could join with labor, civil rights and environmental coalitions to pressure Obama to “do some nation-building here at home.”

For Yolanda Andrews, losing her house would mean losing everything. That's why she's standing up to predatory banking.

Smokestacks

Latinos—along with other minorities and youth—are the strongest supporters of action against climate change. It’s time mainstream enviros got the message.

Blogs

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

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