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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

The hacking collective Anonymous brings attention to rape culture within the United States.

January 7, 2013

Idle No More has sparked international solidarity. What can that mean for Native rights in the US?

January 7, 2013

The Ohio Democrat opposed wars that needed to be opposed, fought to preserve civil liberties and always sided with workers and farmers against corporations.

January 3, 2013

No senator fought longer and harder for the rights of people of color, people with disabilities, women and the LGBT community. 

December 18, 2012

Obama's recent court victory on early voting may have carved a legal path for fighting down felony disenfranchisement laws.

December 14, 2012

Workers across five continents will protest alleged retaliation against US Walmart employees.

December 13, 2012

Congress has struck down an international treaty to protect the rights of people with disabilities, thanks to Rick Santorum and his band of UN-bashers.

December 11, 2012

The OUR Walmart approach doesn't rely on majority membership at one store, but a coalition of workers across the country. 

December 11, 2012

Who is the real beneficiary of US food aid—those suffering from chronic hunger worldwide, or American agricultural corporations?

November 30, 2012