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The highpoint of this year's World Social Forum was reached earlier this evening when newly elected Brazilian president Luiz Ignacio "Lula" Da Silva showed up to address an outdoor crowd of a

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San
Francisco Chronicle
, advised her readers to go to the antiwar
marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

Just hours after the third annual World Social Forum was officially inaugurated this afternoon, ten of thousands of delegates, visitors and local residents are gathering for a peace march thr

Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.

3/13/01
Abandons pledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

3/28/01
Rejects Kyoto Protocol.

Bush's handpicked delegates disrupt global conferences on women's
rights.

When the new intifada erupted, the mainstream Israeli peace movement was
deeply shaken.

It's time to come up with a new notion of civil rights and peaceful
negotiation.

Blogs

Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.

June 26, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

The oldest AME church in the South has been linked for centuries to struggles against slavery and segregation and for economic and social justice.

June 18, 2015

A conversation about building an inclusive movement, the importance of identity, and how to shift the narrative of justice away from jailing killer cops.

June 2, 2015

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

The unrest in Baltimore is about more than a single death—it’s about the structural racism, inequality, and poverty that have plagued our society for too long.

May 5, 2015

The May Day occupation is part of an escalating campaign to get the Guggenheim to end the exploitation of migrant workers at the museum's Abu Dhabi site.

May 4, 2015

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015