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The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

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Last night, hundreds of protesters converged on the Cavaliers-Nets game to continue to demand justice in the wake of the Eric Garner case.

After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.

Harry Belafonte

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.

Arun Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson on nonviolence, his grandfather’s legacy and activism from Hong Kong to Ferguson.

Bill Maher

What is brave about expressing an opinion that’s already held by a plurality of Americans?

Kailash Satyarthi

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.

FBI

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

Blogs

Fighting for breath when police and media are declaring war against a peaceful movement could not be more pressing.

December 22, 2014

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Demonstrations have occurred in more than 150 cities across the US in the week since a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

December 3, 2014

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 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

A new report documents the most major concerns.

October 31, 2014

The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals the homophobia in the Marine Corps and the dangers of US military presence in the region.

October 29, 2014

A lesson in how to provide banking centered on people's needs and not on profit for its investors, the Columbia credit union might well ripple well beyond the Morningside campus. 

October 22, 2014