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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.

The nation's oldest settlement house is closing. Is Jane Addams’s method—having citizens of different socioeconomic classes living among each other—a legacy that we should bring back to life?

The Progressive Honor Roll of 2011

This holiday season, we celebrate the most inspiring activists, organizations and politicians who are fighting for the 99 percent.

Hands Off Our Pensions

What US progressives can learn from British efforts to fight inequality.

Blaming themselves for their plight, the unemployed don’t look to protest—or to government—for a way out.


Or, what does it mean to be a man? Eve Ensler talks to a panel of men, including Dave Zirin, Jimmy Briggs and Tony Porter, on the role men can play in ending rape culture.

March 27, 2013

By the end, several Justices appeared skeptical at best over whether their decision should reach the merits.

March 26, 2013

Today gave airtime to former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky—which, for his victims, only twists the knife further.

March 26, 2013

In Floyd v. City of New York, stop-and-frisk is on the stand—bringing to light police dissent with the NYPD’s discriminatory policies.

March 25, 2013

Hollingsworth v. Perry is the first gay marriage case ever argued before the Court. What’s it going to take for advocates of equality to win?

March 25, 2013

Another white officer is absolved in the killing of an unarmed Latino man.

March 22, 2013

This week, the drone debate continues, punctuated only by the tenth anniversary of another US power-play. Meanwhile, the Church got a new pope! And a Canadian immigration raid got caught on TV.

March 21, 2013

Tens of millions of Americans can rise out of extreme poverty—if policy-makers respond to a growing national movement.

March 20, 2013

The US’s guest worker program is riddled with holes—and abuse. Just ask McDonald’s workers on “cultural exchange.”

March 18, 2013

The numbers on job creation and unemployment are not as positive as they first appear—just watch American Winter.

March 18, 2013