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Laura Poitras

The filmmaker behind the new Citizenfour talks about Snowden, the NSA and her dangerous pen.

Micah Sifry’s new book offers some answers, but misses important shifts in the power base of traditional progressive organizing.

Faced with police brutality, white hostility and entrenched racism, young activists are showing the world a new kind of resistance.

By facilitating access to treatment and services, Seattle’s drug-enforcement program actually helps those suffering from substance abuse, while revolutionizing criminal justice.

Inspired by Seattle, Santa Fe adopts the LEAD program to divert people arrested for drug possession away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.

Abortion Activists

After November 4, America could follow Texas down a very anti-woman path.

While 90 percent of teens break the law, only some enter a violent system.

FBI

The case of Ayyub Abdul-Alim fits a decades-long pattern of government criminalization of African-American Muslims.

For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Berkeley residents overwhelmingly support the measure, but beverage companies are fighting back.

Blogs

Still, you should probably quarantine yourself to other news networks.

October 22, 2014

Michael Sam’s efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history took a massive hit on Tuesday, with news that he was being cut from the Dallas Cowboys.

October 22, 2014

NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering or “Poly” facilitates innovation through exploitation of graduate student labor. 

October 21, 2014

A forerunner of The Guardian’s current series, “King or Queen for a Day.”

October 21, 2014

The first Ebola patient to die in America was a victim of a biased healthcare system.

October 21, 2014

A world-class athlete is standing up to the barbaric surgical practices women are subjected to in international sports. She deserves our support.

October 20, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

It may be tough to get voters enthused about midterm elections, but organizers working to get black women to the polls are determined.

October 17, 2014

“Since logic and human decency have not led to a name change, perhaps it’s best we attempt to destroy their brand through public mockery.”

October 17, 2014

Fox needs Shep’s anti-Fox narrative now more than ever.

October 16, 2014