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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

Protests in Cairo and Wisconsin—and Stéphane Hessel's French bestseller Indignez-vous!—should serve as reminder of the power of outraged, united citizens to enact important change.

February 17, 2011

Morocco, long considered one of the most stable Arab countries, is not immune to the unrest sweeping the region.

February 17, 2011

 As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse.

February 15, 2011

To mark Black History Month, here's a list of groups working to confront the persistent and pernicious stain of racism.

February 14, 2011

For Bobby Mitchell, integrating the last whites-only football team in the NFL was a greater challenge than most Americans can grasp, and remains part of a period in sports history few even know about.

February 9, 2011

Both Ronald Reagan and Hubert Humphrey were born in 1911. Reagan said: "If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes... it is his right to do so.” Humphrey embraced "the great fight for civil rights in America!" No wonder Reagan called Humphrey "one of the ablest men in public life.” 

February 6, 2011

“The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity," declared the Kennedy man who forged the Peace Corps and the War on Poverty.

January 20, 2011

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the guru of the Tea Party Constitutionalists, sees no protection against discrimination in the Constitution. NOW says:  "As long as there are men in power in this country who keep women down, we need an explicit guarantee of equality in the Constitution."

January 6, 2011

Short observations on the Jim Crow-era White Citizens Councils.

December 21, 2010

Press coverage of a young man thrown out of his wheelchair during the UK student protests suggests that "real" disabled people are not whole human beings.

December 19, 2010