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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

“We acknowledge the pain felt by these families for nearly forty years, and that members of the armed forces acted wrongly,” a spokeswoman for the Defense Ministry said.

September 22, 2011

After mourning, fight back by helping these four groups redouble their efforts to abolish capital punishment in the US.

September 22, 2011

The execution of Troy Davis raises questions people on both sides of government don’t want us to ask.

September 22, 2011

Host Amy Goodman reports live from Jackson, Georgia starting at 6 pm.

September 21, 2011

Here are the words of Troy Anthony Davis, due to be executed today by the state of Georgia

September 21, 2011

The #OccupyWallStreet protest continues with tense standoffs between activists and police, and a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr. 

September 21, 2011

Here's my stab at a list of the top ten songs ever written in opposition to capital punishment.

September 20, 2011

Student involvement in the Troy Davis case has been especially strong.

September 20, 2011

We deserve an emergency response to an emergency.

September 19, 2011

Twelve major events in the evolution of the food movement.

September 17, 2011