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Shujaa Graham

“I killed the thing that almost killed me,” said Kirk Bloodsworth, who faced execution in Maryland, the latest state to outlaw capital punishment.

Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Stop Family Violence

America's military-masculinity complex is generating violence on a mass scale—at home.

Wall Street

A GAO examination of the Independent Foreclosure Review reveals massive levels of incompetence and negligence.

Proposition 8 opponents

Gay rights advocates were hoping that the Court would issue a broad ruling, but the justices seem most concerned with issues of standing.

Palestinian home

A just solution to the conflict—whether it results in one state or two—would dismantle those institutions that privilege any ethnic, religious or national group.

Venezuela protest

He may have been a dominant, charismatic leader, but Chavismo is an internally diverse, deeply rooted movement that will not disappear anytime soon.

Bahrain protest

Two years after the Arab Spring came to Bahrain, protesters are still fighting rampant human rights abuses—a bloody battle that isn't likely to end anytime soon.

Rosa Parks

The memorial to Parks turned her into a meek and redemptive figure—instead of the radical freedom fighter she was until the end of her life.

Stephane Hessel

Remembering the French resistance spy, diplomat, Buchenwald survivor and human rights defender.

Blogs

The great passion of the president’s last year was a struggle to enact an amendment ending the poll tax and removing wealth barriers to voting. He was right to choose the constitutional route.

November 22, 2013

Message of support to LGBTQ youth are a beautiful sign of solidarity, but alone they are inadequate to deal with the depth and scale of the crisis at hand.

November 20, 2013

Coast to coast, students demand an end to cuts, tests and racist policing.

November 12, 2013

The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking and servitude.

November 7, 2013

College campuses are places for challeging intellectual debate, but racist ideology is neither challenging or intellectual. 

October 30, 2013

The future is still very uncertain for the first openly gay NBA player.

October 30, 2013

Across the country, students are sitting-in, speaking out and unionizing for justice.

October 29, 2013

Thanks to the $14 billion commercial bail industry, we have two criminal justice systems: one for the rich and one for the rest of us.

October 15, 2013

As police brutality, deportation and voter suppression rage on, new movements emerge.

October 11, 2013

In states that use Corizon to provide healthcare in their prisons, medical neglect and abuse run rampant. 

October 8, 2013