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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.

Brecht Forum

The Brecht Forum, a storied radical institution, has lost its lease.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

Blogs

Jacob Kornbluth's new film, Inequality for All, reminds us that democracy is not a spectator sport and that divide between rich and poor is growing in the US.

September 10, 2013

Corporate-style education &lquo;reform” has been tried, and it has failed; the path forward is clear.

September 7, 2013

To commemorate the March on Washington, students sat-in, died-in and boycotted school.

September 4, 2013

Representatives of the youth generation were cut from yesterday’s roster of speakers, but that won’t stop them from building a movement on their own. 

August 29, 2013

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since 1965, but civil rights activists are fighting back.

August 28, 2013

Protesters are calling for a global response to Russia's odious anti-LGBT laws, but a strategic response is needed. 

August 27, 2013

A federal trial rules against the forces of decency in Chicago—despite evidence that the closing of 50 schools is racist and illegal.

August 26, 2013

Home care workers are still excluded from federal labor laws fifty years after protesters demanded inclusion.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King was talking about economic justice as well as racial justice, according to Senator Bernie Sanders.

August 23, 2013

We remember it as the apogee of democratic idealism. At the time, it was feared as a harbinger of violent chaos.

August 23, 2013