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The heat is on big banks and CEOs as labor and community activists band together.

Bahrain protest

Two years after the Arab Spring came to Bahrain, protesters are still fighting rampant human rights abuses—a bloody battle that isn't likely to end anytime soon.

climate rally

Why is it so tough for people to get their heads around climate change?

Roosevelt Island

Community members are concerned about Cornell’s partnership with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, whose research and development help sustain Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Rosa Parks

The memorial to Parks turned her into a meek and redemptive figure—instead of the radical freedom fighter she was until the end of her life.

Stephane Hessel

Remembering the French resistance spy, diplomat, Buchenwald survivor and human rights defender.

pro-choice

The last century—and the next—of women’s struggle for justice.

Yoko’s 80th birthday is a day to celebrate her art, music and activism.

Columbia University

Where are their voices on the major issues of the day?

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

Blogs

The next step for Tar Sands Action will take place on November 6 at the White House where thousands of concerned citizens will implore President Obama to say no to the pipeline and attempt a symbolically powerful encircling of the White House in an act of solemn protest.

October 19, 2011

A revolt against government corruption has the potential to unite elements of the left and right.

October 19, 2011

 Tea Party Congressman Allen West says of Occupy Wall Street: “Martin Luther King Jr. would not have backed these types of protesters." Kings history, and his own words, say otherwise.

October 19, 2011

Even as Occupy Wall Street heats up, Washington plans to spend the winter arguing about how to further mutilate the economy.

October 18, 2011

As signs demanding the rightful economic equality for the 99% are seen in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Toronto, Hong Kong and Madrid, we know that this movement is occupying not only Wall Street but the world. 

October 18, 2011

This past week, we continue to bring you the latest on Occupy Wall Street, including Saturday’s global day of action. Plus, the latest Nation Conversation on Hacktivism and Social Change. And a hat tip to our friends at the Hillman Foundation, who launched a new blog, Clear it With Sidney.

October 17, 2011

In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers--but oversimplifies complex conflicts like the one in Afghanistan. 

October 17, 2011

 On the day the King memorial was dedicated, Dr. Cornel West was arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court.

October 17, 2011

Sign on to RootsAction’s petition to the nation’s mayors and police chiefs affirming your support for the right to unfettered peaceful protest.

October 16, 2011

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street activists flooded Times Square on Saturday in a dramatic protest against the upper one percent.

October 16, 2011