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Faced with police brutality, white hostility and entrenched racism, young activists are showing the world a new kind of resistance.

By facilitating access to treatment and services, Seattle’s drug-enforcement program actually helps those suffering from substance abuse, while revolutionizing criminal justice.

FBI

The case of Ayyub Abdul-Alim fits a decades-long pattern of government criminalization of African-American Muslims.

Protestors confront police

History suggests that progress in racial justice comes only when American leaders see it as crucial to US geopolitical interests.

The protests that followed the police shooting of Michael Brown created a network of youth in revolt.

Like the Civil Rights Act, the Wilderness Act brought about justice, but also compassion for the planet.

Overcoming years of tensions and divisions, parents and teachers are linking arms to save public schools.

Pollution

What if, instead of accepting a future of climate catastrophe and private profits, we decide to change everything?

Ida B. Wells

Black women have made connections between their struggles and those of black men since the 1800s.

Blogs

NYU's Polytechnic School of Engineering or "Poly" facilitates innovation through exploitation of graduate student labor. 

October 21, 2014

In three of four major voting rights cases in the past month, the Supreme Court has ruled to restrict voting rights. 

October 20, 2014

More than sixty days after the killing of Michael Brown, Ferguson October is building momentum against police violence.

October 14, 2014

Don’t overlook the fact that Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have challenged economic and political elites, including multinational corporations and President Obama.

October 10, 2014

The stalking, harassment and defaming of women online shows the importance of cyber civil rights. 

October 10, 2014

Millennial icon Lena Dunham’s relationship to unpaid labour is explored, contextualized and reframed by youth activists and media workers.

October 9, 2014

Marriage licenses will be issued immediately after the Court declined to hear challenges.

October 6, 2014

Voting and movements help create representative democracy.

October 3, 2014

Civil rights groups bring power back to North Carolina voters by challenging a restrictive voting law.

October 1, 2014

For young people across the country, generational moments collide.

September 29, 2014