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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.

Blogs

Obama could win the swing state, thanks to the thousands of early voters that withstood long lines, GOP pressure and poor weather to cast their ballot this weekend. 

November 5, 2012

Repealing Obamacare would make it impossible for many people with disabilities to join the workforce. 

November 1, 2012

For two years, Florida’s Tea Party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

 
October 30, 2012

Long locked out of the front door to electoral process, undocumented immigrants are creating a window of opportunity.

October 25, 2012

A coalition of students, youth and alumni, who organized in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s murder, have planned a protest in Boca Raton, Florida, to coincide with the last presidential debate in order to #changethedebate.

October 22, 2012

DOJ, Congress, state senators, election protection lawyers and civil rights advocates—all eyes are on True the Vote.

October 19, 2012

In the second presidential debate, Governor Romney used the word poverty without saying anything of substance about it. President Obama didn’t use the word at all but managed to talk about issues that matter to low-income people.

October 19, 2012

From Barbara Ehrenreich to Paul Wellstone, changemakers fighting for equality are the real American heroes. 

October 15, 2012

 Felon voting is a legitimate part of any functioning democracy. 

September 27, 2012