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Aleksei Navalny

The anti-corruption activist’s mayoral campaign in Moscow is dividing voters, while testing the country’s diminished opposition party.

Trayvon Martin rally

How long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called on to respect are an open assault on our humanity?

Moral Mondays

An inspiring grassroots movement is fighting back against the GOP’s outrageous budget cuts and attacks on democracy.

Walmart protest

In the wake of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza disaster, consumers are showing new interest in brands that do right by their workers.

Activism image

Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

After the defeat of DOMA, the LGBTQ movement needs to push beyond marriage equality.

Supreme Court

Activists are already moving ‘from outrage to action’ in fighting the Supreme Court’s awful VRA decision.

Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

Anti-death penalty posters

As Kimberly McCarthy was put to death—the 500th Texas prisoner executed since 1982—protesters and crime victims alike came to bear witness.

Blogs

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

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011

 The Wisconsin governor says his circumstance is different. But that's not what he told a caller he thought was David Koch.

November 14, 2011