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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.

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.

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What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

August 22, 2014

Labor activists are deepening the conversation about what “justice for Mike Brown” should mean for the impoverished community that now grieves for him.

August 20, 2014

Protesters share many residents’ opinion that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch harbors a pro-police bias.

August 19, 2014

The mistrust in Ferguson is being deepened in real time by local officials’ selective release of information. 

August 19, 2014

If the anti-abortion movement could rouse itself to oppose spraying a civilian population with miscarriage-causing chemicals, it might actually make a difference.

August 19, 2014

The events in Ferguson, Missouri, shed light on the increasing militarization of the police in the United States.

August 19, 2014

Protesters marched to Governor Jay Nixon’s downtown office building, demanding that he withdraw National Guard troops from Ferguson.

August 18, 2014

The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014

The media find the hero they’ve been looking for.

August 16, 2014

Why has the response to Michael Brown’s murder been to crack down on dissent and arrest journalists?

August 14, 2014