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The Spirit of Wisconsin

How Scott Walker’s unionbusting spurred a popular uprising.

After years of fraying, the US social compact is in danger of coming apart altogether. Will Americans fight back?

Imagine an America which stands not in pursuit of an axis of evil, but which is itself at the axis of peace and freedom.

Johnson explains how the tiny Nordic country came to be the most feminist place on earth.

The government is blocking access to websites at the airport and moving bills through the Knesset to stifle political speech. Where will it end?

Civil rights issues will be central to the success or failure of the Obama presidency.

Blogs

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

President Obama gave a nod to women and girls of color, but critics say his racial justice initiative still misses the mark.

September 28, 2014

A Q&A with the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

September 24, 2014