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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

What Kushner's views on Israel have to do with receiving an honorary degree has yet to be explained.

May 6, 2011

This week, the news hit that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner, perhaps best known for his Angels in America, was being blocked from receiving an honorary degree from the City University of New York because of his views on Israel.

May 5, 2011

Eric takes on the Washington Post, Reed Richardson dives into the Proposition 8 marriage equality battle, and the mail.

May 5, 2011

Extremists in the House are looking to end all insurance coverage for all abortion-related services.

May 5, 2011

The Obama administration considers cutting the corporate tax rate during a time when Americans are being asked to sacrifice their social safety net.

May 5, 2011

Thousands of protesters in North Carolina and Pennsylvania descended upon their State Capitols to demand an end to education cuts, gas companies giveaways, and corporate loopholes.

May 4, 2011

Demanding Dorothy Parvaz's freedom is a great way to mark World Press Freedom Day.

May 3, 2011

Plus, thousands are expected to turn out in North Carolina and Pennsylvania today to protest state budget cuts.

May 3, 2011

Millions of people around the globe hit the streets to demand better working conditions and a path to citizenship and to decry the growing class divide.

May 2, 2011

More than 100 May Day protests are planned in the U.S. today. Meanwhile, massive international protests have resulted in police arresting labor and solidarity activists.

May 1, 2011