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Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Natural Gas

It’s just as important to stop Cove Point.

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.

Blogs

The massive corporations taking part in Giving Tuesday aren’t anonymous. They want positive pr, and for that they deserve serious scrutiny.

November 29, 2013

This Black Friday, protesters across the country turned out in opposition to Walmart’s poor treatment of workers.

November 29, 2013

Protesters will demand more working hours, higher wages and an end to punitive actions against Walmart workers.

November 27, 2013

Every fast-food corporation that sources its tomatoes from Florida’s farms has signed onto the Fair Food Program except for Wendy’s.

November 25, 2013

Anti-poverty leaders discuss the need to move from just playing defense to working together to achieve a shared agenda.

November 25, 2013

From Chicago to Albuquerque, the fight for racial and reproductive justice rages on.

November 22, 2013

The great passion of the president’s last year was a struggle to enact an amendment ending the poll tax and removing wealth barriers to voting. He was right to choose the constitutional route.

November 22, 2013

A new security deal could leave troops in Afghanistan until "2024 and beyond."  

November 21, 2013

Message of support to LGBTQ youth are a beautiful sign of solidarity, but alone they are inadequate to deal with the depth and scale of the crisis at hand.

November 20, 2013

At the UN climate conference in Warsaw, a youth-led fast in solidarity with the Philippines is spreading around the world.

November 19, 2013