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Tunisia protest

You can’t always trace it, but everything and everyone has a genealogy.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya street and Moscow skyline.

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

A wave of anti-gay laws have brought Russia’s LGBT movement into the international spotlight, but activists are divided over strategies, including proposed boycotts.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Migrahack

How programmers, journalists and immigrant rights advocates are redefining hacking—for immigrant justice.

Drone strike in Yemen

For years I have written about mass incarceration, while staying mute about drones and other injustices. It is time to connect the dots.

Gay rights in Russia

Doesn’t a truly effective fight for LGBT rights in Russia need to be led by Russians?

California prisons

With Governor Jerry Brown taking a hardline position, strikers must turn to the courts, public opinion or the legislature.

Blogs

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

July 2, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

Across the country, the summer is heating up with youth-led direct action.

July 1, 2014

While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.

June 20, 2014

A new letter signed by 1,000 women of color calls on the president’s initiative on boys and men to include girls and women.

June 18, 2014

Pride month begins in Washington Square Park with the continued legacy of the LGBT Rally for the Homeless.

June 13, 2014

Apparently seeing images of successful black people makes whites, Asians and Hispanics think racism doesn't exist.

June 12, 2014

And interview with Journalist Sheila Bapat on how domestic workers—mostly immigrant women and women of color—are winning labor protections nationwide.

June 12, 2014

China has changed a lot in twenty-five years, but there are still valuable lessons to be learned from the Tiananmen protesters. 

June 9, 2014

When a federal judge tossed Wisconsin’s marriage ban, kids showed up with flowers and cops brought the cake.

June 7, 2014