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Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Farm fields

With regulation inadequate and children especially vulnerable, it makes sense for consumers to try to minimize exposure.

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

Smokestack

The climate of change and the dangers of stasis.

XL Dissent

The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.

Money in politics

This old American democratic tradition already has deep support at the grassroots.

Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Chokwe Lumumba

The Jackson mayor had ambitious plans to bring “people power” and a “solidarity economy” to his city and state.

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Blogs

The government calls for “shared sacrifice” during the budget wars—but only one side ends up losing out.

July 6, 2011

It seems like states operate in one of two modes: paralysis or aggressive punishment of the poor. 

July 1, 2011

Plenty of Americans are (unknowingly) supporting war profiteers.

June 30, 2011

For those concerned that there's no good protest music out there, the English hip-hop group NxtGen is using rap to take searing aim at the British government’s austerity budget.

June 29, 2011

 More than twenty anti-hunger activists in Orlando, Florida have been arrested for providing meals for the working poor. 

June 27, 2011

An aging but still spry Jimmy Cliff, the legendary Jamaican reggae master, rocked the Glastonbury Festival with a searing version of one of his biggest hits re-tooled as a cry for peace in Afghanistan.

June 27, 2011

The social, cultural and political potential of millions of plugged-in Muslims creating and shaping their own narratives is both titillating and promising.

June 23, 2011

The Tar Sands are the most environmentally devastating energy project on earth.

June 22, 2011

Most recent graduates are entering the “real world” only to find a pathetic job market coupled with a national average of $24,000 in student debt.

June 22, 2011

Gov. Walker's new budget grants him broad power to remake state health programs, a power grab that concerns individuals whose coverage might be altered or dropped under the new plan.

June 20, 2011