News and Features
Receiving a humanitarian award from the Academy, 87-year-old Harry Belafonte speaks out about his political commitments—and how he was punished for them.
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson on nonviolence, his grandfather’s legacy and activism from Hong Kong to Ferguson.
What is brave about expressing an opinion that’s already held by a plurality of Americans?
The Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner has repeatedly risked his life fighting child labor and sweatshop abuses.
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.
The case of Ayyub Abdul-Alim fits a decades-long pattern of government criminalization of African-American Muslims.
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.
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