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Let’s celebrate a new generation of activists who challenge the powerful and mobilize the masses.

Even though there's plenty to be proud of after this year's Pride weekend, there's still a long way to go for the LGBTQ movement.

Community members gathered to protest the discriminatory practice that has increased by 600 percent since Mayor Bloomberg took office.

At the first International Drone Summit, advocates call for transparency and an end to the US policies that rain terror from the sky.

We do not care a whit about their human rights as long as they satiate our unbridled appetites.

The Hunger Games

Katniss Everdeen is a new kind of pop heroine. No boy-crazy shopaholic, she's a complex character on a quest of her own.

On its fiftieth anniversary, the founding declaration of SDS echoes today in democracy movements around the world.

Protest in New York City's Union Square against the killing of Trayvon Martin

A thousand demonstrators gathered in Union Square to call for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer. More protests are planned across the country.

Wisconsin protests

The renewal of labor militancy and radical politics is being led by a rising generation with its own rock-and-rap passion.

Blogs

What does reporting on voting rights mean at a time when a person's race, gender and class still determines if they'll be targeted for voter suppression?

June 15, 2012

On Monday, 90% of Chicago Teachers Union members voted to support a strike if one is called.

June 12, 2012

One hundred and three million people are poor or near poor in the United States today. Is it time to make the fight against poverty personal?

June 1, 2012

Don’t take your eyes of Chicago yet. The NATO protests may be over, but city politics are heating up.

May 23, 2012

How a generational shift in feminism is setting the agenda for American women.

May 15, 2012

Property baron Sam Zell has made millions by cutting services and raising rent on retirees like those who came to his Chicago shareholder meeting.

May 15, 2012

What if heterosexual couples voluntarily refused the benefits of marriage that are denied to most of our gay and lesbian friends and family?

May 14, 2012

For years, male Democrats have credited their wives with moving them to the left on gay marriage.

May 7, 2012

Pundits and activists say that because they’ve convinced the public of falsehoods, they must be true. 

May 6, 2012