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OUR Walmart

Taking inspiration from small strikes and actions over the past few years, OUR Walmart activists struck a note of dissent at the corporation’s annual party.

Hundreds of activists are braving arrest weekly to protest the state’s assault on democracy and the social safety net.

David Graeber’s account of Occupy Wall Street is essential—and somewhat maddening in its insistence on heightening the differences between anarchists and liberals.

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Shujaa Graham

“I killed the thing that almost killed me,” said Kirk Bloodsworth, who faced execution in Maryland, the latest state to outlaw capital punishment.

Kent State shooting

The newly unveiled May 4 Visitors Center attempts to reconcile the search for truth with the need for reconciliation and healing.

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Repression after 9/11 is nothing compared to what's come before, and our tools to fight it are greater.

Smokestack

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

Blogs

Earlier this month, we joined Know Your IX to call on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges responsible for campus sexual assault. A bill introduced this morning would do just that.

July 30, 2014

Passionate American opposition to Israeli policy has rarely been more important.

July 29, 2014

Representative Keith Ellison wants to make forming a union a civil right.

July 28, 2014

Civil rights groups seem willing to sell out their own members for a buck.

July 25, 2014

In high school, I learned that one person and one group of passionate committed individuals can build a powerful movement.

July 22, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Organized by the New Economy Coalition, CommonBound brought together more than 650 activists, academics, and students to discuss what the “new economy” is and share projects that had been working to further its realization.

July 18, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

The bill purports to target only those who purchase sex, but threatens to indirectly criminalize many of the services, spaces and personal interactions that would make it possible for sex workers to openly do business.

July 16, 2014

A potential 2016 presidential candidate adds a moral message—and tone—to discourse.

July 15, 2014