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Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Tune in all day Thursday to watch Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and others at the New Populism Conference.

Muslim students

A new report documents incidents of bigotry and suggests fighting bad speech with counter speech.

Internet protest

The commissioners are considering rules that would allow telecom giants to control it with “pay to play” schemes.

Brazil World Cup

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Vanishing ice cap

Why do ideologues who would leave the country vulnerable to catastrophe enjoy prestigious posts in journalism?

FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.


What can women do to be treated equally? And what do men have to do with it?

March 13, 2013

The problem isn’t that Americans are spending more money on stuff—they’re not. It’s that stuff has gotten cheaper.

March 13, 2013

The Ohio case raises the chance to discuss why rape culture festers in the world of sports.

March 13, 2013

 Just before the invasion, one-third of newspapers spoke out against attacking at that time.

March 13, 2013

The illogical argument that women should be armed to stop rape comes out of a right-wing political culture that doesn’t listen to women's voices.

March 12, 2013

Short version: a huge reduction in many of the programs they rely on.

March 12, 2013

When you argue that it’s impossible to stop rape, what you’re really saying is, I don’t care enough to do anything about it.

March 12, 2013

For Native Americans, there's no place like home—especially when offensive imagery and racist policies threaten to take it away. 

March 12, 2013

Hundreds of Israeli soccer fans couldn't stomach the sight of a Muslim player scoring for their own team.

March 11, 2013

What's next for Quebec's student movement?

March 11, 2013