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Gaza

We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.

Palestinian woman

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

Jesse Jackson

Jackson explains how Southern politics dangerously mirror the Old Confederate South and why it’s time for another Reconstruction

Protest

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, and yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights.

Cuban Gay Rights Parade

We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

Moral Mondays

The state’s rightward lurch mobilized thousands, but the progressive movement behind Moral Mondays has deep, enduring roots.

Moral Mondays

We have to stop compromising on our core demands and build power by taking it to the streets.

LGBT Flag

The religious exemption in the current version of ENDA would enshrine the idea that LGBT equality is incompatible with the free exercise of religion.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

If we can do it in North Carolina, don’t tell me we can’t do it across America.

Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

Blogs

Repealing Obamacare would make it impossible for many people with disabilities to join the workforce. 

November 1, 2012

For two years, Florida’s Tea Party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

 
October 30, 2012

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

October 25, 2012

A coalition of students, youth and alumni, who organized in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s murder, have planned a protest in Boca Raton, Florida, to coincide with the last presidential debate in order to #changethedebate.

October 22, 2012

DOJ, Congress, state senators, election protection lawyers and civil rights advocates—all eyes are on True the Vote.

October 19, 2012

In the second presidential debate, Governor Romney used the word poverty without saying anything of substance about it. President Obama didn’t use the word at all but managed to talk about issues that matter to low-income people.

October 19, 2012

From Barbara Ehrenreich to Paul Wellstone, changemakers fighting for equality are the real American heroes. 

October 15, 2012

 Felon voting is a legitimate part of any functioning democracy. 

September 27, 2012

A year ago, the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell” was a great step for LGB rights, but it did not nearly go far enough.

September 26, 2012

As anti-immigration policymakers legalize racial profiling, a coalition of progressive Arizonans refuse to stand down. 

September 25, 2012