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anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

In the battle against displacement in San Francisco, defenders of democracy are denounced as reactionaries, while agents of capital are lauded as revolutionaries.

Gaza

We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.

Palestinian woman

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

FERC Protest

More than a thousand people march in DC against a proposed natural gas export plant.

Jesse Jackson

Jackson explains how Southern politics dangerously mirror the Old Confederate South and why it’s time for another Reconstruction

Protest

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, and yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights.

Cuban Gay Rights Parade

We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

Those dedicated to the Palestinian cause should think carefully about the tactics they choose.

Blogs

New York City's Washington Square Park has quickly become the hub for student involvement in Occupy Wall Street.

October 24, 2011

Occupy movements have highlighted the civil rights–crushing behavior of the nation’s police forces.

October 24, 2011

"I for one do not excuse Wall Street [reform's] mediocrity," Nation executive editor Richard Kim stated Sunday morning.

October 24, 2011

Last week, actor Mark Ruffalo grabbed the people’s mic at Zuccotti Park to connect the dots between fracking, the occupation of Wall Street, and climate change.

October 24, 2011

A Boston University undergraduate explains.

October 24, 2011

On the one month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, filmmaker and activist Ed David went to Liberty Plaza asking where the movement will go next.

October 23, 2011

If you are aware of the movement and support the movement, you must be with the movement now.

October 21, 2011

As the Occupy Wall Street protests surges, so does the student population joining the now international movement.

October 20, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement is simultaneously a cutting-edge online force to be reckoned with and an old-fashioned community. 

October 20, 2011

Rupert Murdoch meets his stockholders Friday amidst rising scrutiny from investors—and perhaps from the Justice Department.

October 19, 2011