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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

The antipoverty community sounds off on the “fiscal cliff” deal. How did low-income Americans fare in Congress’s latest compromise?

January 4, 2013

The National Task Force to End Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women is imploring the 113th Congress to restore VAWA immediately. Join the call.

January 3, 2013

The Ohio Democrat opposed wars that needed to be opposed, fought to preserve civil liberties and always sided with workers and farmers against corporations.

January 3, 2013

A new campaign to push colleges and universities to divest from the fossil fuel industry spread like wildfire this past semester.

January 2, 2013

Brilliant, young, dynamic, female environmental visionaries are hard to find, so this loss is enormous.

January 1, 2013

Despite working more hours than their peers in other high-income countries, single mothers in the US have higher poverty rates. 

December 21, 2012

Gun control advocates should not be intimidated: the political winds at their back are strong.

December 20, 2012

In the wake of a high-profile student protest and amid a growing university movement to combat climate change, Middlebury College announced that it would initiate steps to address the feasibility of divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

December 20, 2012

No senator fought longer and harder for the rights of people of color, people with disabilities, women and the LGBT community. 

December 18, 2012

New Jersey protesters are holding Walmart accountable for a factory fire that killed 112 Bangladeshi workers. 

December 18, 2012