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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.

MLK in Memphis

Dr. King’s words in a world awash with surveillance. 

climate change rally

What to make of change on an overheating planet.

MLK in DC

Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

MLK Mural

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

Blogs

Why must you and I foot the bill, via our taxes, for the callousness of Wal-Mart or Domino's?

May 28, 2014

Watch John Nichols at the Kansas City Library as he talks about his book Dollarocracy.

May 22, 2014

Local votes with national implications see farmers and allies prove the power of local democracy.

May 21, 2014

A host of troubling policies, including the prosecution of record numbers of journalists and whistleblowers, are proliferating unchecked.

May 20, 2014

Community groups say building a trauma in Chicago’s South Side would save lives.

May 19, 2014

As the semester ends, students add “diversity of opinion” to campus policymaking—and win.

May 19, 2014

Go there now to see the visual evidence in four separate “chapters.”

May 16, 2014

The campaign for higher wages in the fast food industry goes global. 

May 15, 2014

Violence against civilians is endemic in Indian Kashmir, where activists are fighting back against a culture of official impunity.

May 15, 2014