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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.

Moral Mondays

The state’s rightward lurch mobilized thousands, but the progressive movement behind Moral Mondays has deep, enduring roots.

Calving of an ice shelf in West Antarctica

How the rhetoric of ecoetiquette muddies writing about global warming.

Moral Mondays

We have to stop compromising on our core demands and build power by taking it to the streets.

LGBT Flag

The religious exemption in the current version of ENDA would enshrine the idea that LGBT equality is incompatible with the free exercise of religion.

Robert Borosage

The irony of American politics is that the right is far weaker than it appears and the left far stronger than it asserts.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

If we can do it in North Carolina, don’t tell me we can’t do it across America.

Blogs

Isn't it bad enough that they keep raising our tuitions and lowering our quality of education? Now they want to beat us into submission. These tactics will not work.

November 25, 2011

What are the possibilities the Occupy Movement can achieve or inspire? Where is its place in the history of progressive movement in this country?

November 25, 2011

The former House Speaker wants to fire school janitors who make $28,000 a year.

November 23, 2011

The pepper-spraying of UC Davis students reminds us all over again why Occupy is so urgent.

November 22, 2011

An urgent plea from an undergraduate Occupy activist.

November 22, 2011

Obama’s conciliatory leadership style has failed to confront the corrupt culture of Washington.

November 21, 2011

Determination and creativity have been Occupy Wall Street's formula for success.

November 21, 2011

A mass rally in Madison and grassroorts activism across the state of Wisconsin confirm that the movement to remove a governor is growing more rapidly than anyone expected.

November 20, 2011

At UC Davis, students let the cops know “we are not like you.”

November 20, 2011

An account of police brutality against peaceful Occupy Colleges protesters in Davis, California.

November 19, 2011