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Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Pete Seeger

Bruce Springsteen said it best, on Pete’s ninetieth birthday: “You outlasted the bastards, man.”

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

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.”

Blogs

Finally, after thirty-five years, the Guatemalan military is being held responsible for murdering forty Mayan peasants.

January 21, 2015

Service, without activism, doesn’t capture King’s true radicalism.

January 19, 2015

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since King marched from Selma to Montgomery.

January 16, 2015

It took MLK’s activism and LBJ’s leadership to pass the Voting Rights Act.

January 8, 2015

After World War I, Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer led a campaign to arrest, imprison and deport thousands of supposedly subversive political radicals. Almost 1,000 people were netted in Detroit alone.

January 2, 2015

Fighting for breath when police and media are declaring war against a peaceful movement could not be more pressing.

December 22, 2014

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Demonstrations have occurred in more than 150 cities across the US in the week since a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

December 3, 2014