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The Hitsville USA building in Detroit

When it comes to protest, are pop songs smarter than us, knowing what they can and cannot do?

A wave of anti-gay laws have brought Russia’s LGBT movement into the international spotlight, but activists are divided over strategies, including proposed boycotts.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Harry Potter chocolates

Fan activists demand fair labor standards in the development of products bearing the Harry Potter’s name.

Occupy Wallstreet protest

Thoughts for the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

Former Occupy activist Justine Tunney

On its second anniversary, a sense of failure pervades the Occupy movement, as many core activists have moved on with their lives. But was it really all for naught?

Migrahack

How programmers, journalists and immigrant rights advocates are redefining hacking—for immigrant justice.

Drone strike in Yemen

For years I have written about mass incarceration, while staying mute about drones and other injustices. It is time to connect the dots.

Gay rights in Russia

Doesn’t a truly effective fight for LGBT rights in Russia need to be led by Russians?

California prisons

With Governor Jerry Brown taking a hardline position, strikers must turn to the courts, public opinion or the legislature.

Blogs

Representative Keith Ellison wants to make forming a union a civil right.

July 28, 2014

Civil rights groups seem willing to sell out their own members for a buck.

July 25, 2014

In high school, I learned that one person and one group of passionate committed individuals can build a powerful movement.

July 22, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Organized by the New Economy Coalition, CommonBound brought together more than 650 activists, academics, and students to discuss what the “new economy” is and share projects that had been working to further its realization.

July 18, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

The bill purports to target only those who purchase sex, but threatens to indirectly criminalize many of the services, spaces and personal interactions that would make it possible for sex workers to openly do business.

July 16, 2014

A potential 2016 presidential candidate adds a moral message—and tone—to discourse.

July 15, 2014

Across the country, students stage sit-ins, rally and unionize for justice—and win.

July 14, 2014

The organization is calling out members of the CBC it believes are siding with the telecom industry over the interests of everyday Internet users.

July 14, 2014