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The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

Mario Savio

The man who helped spark Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement fifty years ago would have championed today’s activism, from the Dreamers to Occupy to Ferguson.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

At a Local Progress gathering in New York City, “pothole progressives” shared strategies for a grassroots, social justice revival.

Bill McKibben, 350.org’s longtime leader, has taken a step back—but that doesn’t mean the group is slowing down.

Die in.

Last night, hundreds of protesters converged on the Cavaliers-Nets game to continue to demand justice in the wake of the Eric Garner case.

How residents are doing Mike Brown’s legacy justice.

After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.

CIA

In the 1960s, the agency sought to fight Communism through the students’ rights movement. There’s little reason to think its tactics have changed.

Minimum-Wage-Raise Supporters

Twenty years after the first living-wage law was passed in Baltimore, the campaign’s lead organizer warns that the model has been watered down.

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.

Blogs

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 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

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

December 15, 2014

From Ferguson to Staten Island, a youth uprising.

December 11, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Democratic Senator Mark Udall of Colorado could enter the history books as the second lawmaker to read classified controversial government documents into public record.

December 5, 2014

A hunger strike touches on the the things all human beings share: the way pain and deprivation are written on the body.

December 5, 2014

Demonstrations have occurred in more than 150 cities across the US in the week since a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

December 3, 2014

On Black Friday, protesters across movements came together with a common demand: spend not one dime.

December 1, 2014

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014