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Ferguson riot police

It’s not just Ferguson—here’s how the system protects police.

Leslie Feinberg

Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues is best understood within the genre of American revolutionary fiction that linked oppressions, forged solidarity and expressed utopian longings.

Black Pete protest

Hundreds of white Dutch dress up in blackface to celebrate the nation’s treasured “Sinterklaas” holiday. A growing movement says it’s time for that to change—but many Dutch don’t want to hear it.

Jay Leno

Violence-prevention groups are urging the comedian to cancel an appearance at an upcoming industry trade show.

Hamilton Fish remembers legendary film director and creative force behind 'The Graduate', Mike Nichols.

Keith Raniere

The lawsuit filed by the NXIVM company against a Vanity Fair writer and a local reporter invokes the same computer hacking law used against Aaron Swartz. 

Detroit skyline

The Detroit of wealthy enclaves and private guards looks nothing like the other Detroit, which is becoming more uninhabitable every day.

Bloody Egyptian Flag

A sense of malaise plagues activist circles, with energies largely spent supporting the thousands in prison.

Tomas Young

The Iraq War vet turned peace activist died on the eve of Veteran’s Day.

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

Blogs

A review of the Obama administration's deportation practices reveals flagrant disregard for the law, and even human life.

December 17, 2014

The history of US-Cuban relations in the last fifty-five years is the history of the loss of American prestige.

December 17, 2014

Andrew Hawkins was morally compelled to whack the hornets nest that is the Cleveland police union, knowing they would sting.

December 17, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants his office to be able to prosecute cases in which police officers kill unarmed citizens.

December 16, 2014

Doesn’t our acknowledgment of the abuse prove our fundamental decency?

December 15, 2014

Rev. Al Sharpton should not co-opt the grassroots protests that have broken out in reaction to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

December 15, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

Obama should honor the people who tried to stop the torture regime.

December 15, 2014

Before discussing the importance of seeing women’s basketball players at Notre Dame and Cal-Berkley join the on-court #BlackLivesMatter movement, let’s remember the story of the legendary Wyomia Tyus.

December 15, 2014

At the University of Oregon, campus organizing took on a new meaning when graduate workers went on the picket line.

December 12, 2014