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Obama

What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise?

If it’s all about handing out gold stars or scarlet letters to CEOs and celebrities, then I’ll pass.

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.

Conservatives are suddenly very unhappy to see moral judgments about sex and families invading the corporate realm.

Scaffold Brigada

In the London neighborhood of Forest Gate, the spark of a soccer revolution is brewing.

Jonathan Schell

He made it clear that on matters of conscience, inaction is unacceptable.

Los Angeles

As residents complain of nosebleeds and headaches, the country’s biggest oil-producing city moves to ban hydraulic fracturing.

Blogs

Several DC leaders, including Mayor Vincent Gray, were arrested during a budget cut protest outside the Capitol on Monday.

 

April 12, 2011

More than 200 Bahraini athletes—all Shi’a Muslims—have been suspended or detained for taking part in anti-government protests.

April 11, 2011

 As lawmakers cut budgets, some state Capitols are preparing to deal with the unruly masses by force.

April 11, 2011

 In total, 28 members of Congress (all Democrats) have joined the nationwide fast opposing budget cuts. 

April 9, 2011

With all the normal doors of recourse shut to average citizens, protesters go to jail in order to protest severe budget cuts.

April 8, 2011

Despite the fact that a majority of Americans want defense spending cut and the wealthy taxed at higher rates, Congress has shown only a willingness to slash social programs.

April 7, 2011

National teach-in staged on college campuses across the country came to UMass Amherst Tuesday. The teach-in called for greater economic equality in America.

April 6, 2011

Nationwide, workers are pushing back against hundreds of anti-union bills and widespread budget cuts.

April 5, 2011

The rich got too greedy and took to much, and now average Americans are fighting back—not by looking to their leaders but by physically occupying banks, streets and state Capitols.

April 4, 2011