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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.

Visiting occupations in New York, Madrid, London and beyond, one finds almost eerie similarities, but also important differences.

Occupy Wall Street may be a directly democratic and leaderless movement—but that doesn’t mean it lacks structure.

Blogs

Perkins’s ignorant comments reflect a spreading disquiet among the super-rich that populist attitudes may be getting out of control. 

February 4, 2014

The Stand Your Ground defense is being used to justify another senseless murder. 

February 4, 2014

A rally for the young trans woman who was murdered in Harlem hoped to shed light on the world trans people navigate, full of hate and violence.

February 3, 2014

Khmer-American artist Kat Eng wants shoppers to think about capitalism’s exploitation of workers.

January 30, 2014

“Ms. Johansson’s role promoting the company SodaStream is incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador,” Oxfam says.

January 30, 2014

The League of Young Voters Education Fund and the Dream Defenders offer up an honest take of the state of our union. 

January 29, 2014

Restauranteur and activist Andy Shallal is making a long shot bid for DC mayor. 

January 22, 2014

Here is a little known fact about the famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail." 

January 20, 2014

We’ve supported boycotts before, but this time engagement is the way to go.

January 18, 2014

The resistance against right-wing policies grows to Georgia with Moral Mondays and South Carolina’s Truthful Tuesdays.

January 15, 2014