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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.

MLK in Memphis

Dr. King’s words in a world awash with surveillance. 

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

MLK Mural

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

March on Washington

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges.

Trayvon Martin rally

How long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called on to respect are an open assault on our humanity?

Moral Mondays

An inspiring grassroots movement is fighting back against the GOP’s outrageous budget cuts and attacks on democracy.

Blogs

As the spring semester ends and elected officials approach critical votes, students across the country are rising up to take back public education.

May 24, 2013

What's happening in St. Louis doesn’t look like a coal-field war, but the same things are at stake: reciprocity, respect, fair play.

May 23, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee moves the immigration bill to full debate—without LGBT inclusion.

May 22, 2013

Journalism has a class and color crisis. How can it be solved?

May 21, 2013

A high court’s preliminary ruling indicates there is not rational basis for Governor Jan Brewer’s attempt to deny driver’s licenses for certain immigrants.

May 17, 2013

Today’s actions follow a recent groundswell of student walkouts—and months of organizing.

May 17, 2013

The name of one Chicago business-turned-cooperative reflects burgeoning possibilities for the American labor movement.

May 16, 2013

New York's Attorney General has issued subpoenas to a fast food company and is investigating several franchisees for what employees say is a rampant issue.

May 16, 2013

Advocates are pleading Obama to suspend the deportations of those who would gain status under a new immigration bill.

May 13, 2013

Security in Somalia, racism at the Grey Lady and the biggest atomic security breach in United States history. Also: hipsters, Game of Thrones and the "Russian Facebook."

May 10, 2013