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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.

March on Washington

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges.

The 1963 March on Washington

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, we’re asking our readers to share their thoughts and memories. 

Occupy Wallstreet protest

A band of finance wizards take on the system they now say is corrupt.

foreclosed home

The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction.

Amy Meyer

So-called "Ag-Gag" laws reveal the lengths to which the agriculture industry will go to keep their business practices secret.

Blogs

Drawing on his own struggle to ethically police Seattle's WTO protests in the 1990s, former Seattle Police Chief Stamper urges police forces to strike an appropriate balance between safe-guarding civil liberties and enforcing local law.

November 16, 2011

The Occupy movement won’t run candidates to push its issues. Here’s who will.

November 16, 2011

News of the Occupy Wall Street “media blackout” sparked reactions from sympathetic students across the country.

November 16, 2011

Last week's police violence in Berkeley has emboldened Occupy Cal campus activists.

November 16, 2011

A survey of the Occupy Colleges movement in California.

November 15, 2011

Reporters covering the eviction of Occupy Wall Street were arrested and restrained from doing their jobs.

November 15, 2011

With last night's surprise NYPD clearing of Liberty Plaza, the already-planned International Day of Action on November 17 will grow far larger than it would have been otherwise. 

November 15, 2011

An eyewitness report.

November 15, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different from that of Ohio’s Kasich. But that’s not what he told a caller he thought was billionaire David Koch.

November 14, 2011

Wielding assault rifles, twenty-five police dressed in full riot gear raided an abandoned car dealership in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A group of demonstrators had reclaimed the space to set up a kitchen, clinic and yoga classes.

November 14, 2011