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Soldier

How the United States military has become a global police force for the superrich and superpowerful.

Voter suppression efforts in Virginia and Florida have galvinated activists to fight harder to protect--and expand--the vote in 2016.

Mario Monti

The sad truth is that disarming and defeating Silvio Berlusconi remains the country’s first priority.

Protest in Arizona

The early twenty-first century will be remembered as an era of tumult and protest.

Broward Detention Facility

While Washington debates a grand immigration resolution, some activists are putting their bodies on the line to free those in detention today.

Yuri Shevchuk

The well-known musician talks about the adoption ban, Pussy Riot and the future of the opposition movement.

We Are Undocumented America: Fighting for Immigration Reform in 2013

Against the backdrop of record deportations, undocumented activists outline what it would take to make immigration reform both comprehensive and meaningful.

Barack Obama

From Cuba to climate change to criminal justice, progressives must push the president to act—and forge a better future.

Shawn Francis Peters’s The Catonsville Nine.

In his second inaugural address, the president stood for collective action, solidarity, social justice. Now let’s make him act on it.

Blogs

Katrina's first book, The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, examines the systemic dysfunction that plagues American politics.

October 31, 2011

We should be a country that does big things—like cut poverty in half in the next decade.

October 31, 2011

 Conservatives are trying to blame the protests for every shooting in New York City. 

October 31, 2011

The celebrated actor explains why he’s coming to Washington, DC, on November 6 to join a symbolically powerful encircling of the White House.

October 31, 2011

The church has proposed a financial transaction tax in order to steer the economy “towards achieving the common good.” Is that class warfare?

October 29, 2011

 This week, a special forum on "Ideas from the 99 Percent." The We the People Campaign kicks into gear, plus an exclusive look at the "wildest" school board race in the country. John Nichols reports.

October 28, 2011

A very specific and concrete proposal has caught on like wildfire in Occupy encampments across the nation: Amend the Constitution to end corporate personhood.

October 28, 2011

Starting November 2, schools across the nation will participate in teach-ins about Occupy Wall Street in hopes of continuing and extending the dialogue that was started by the Occupy Movement.

October 27, 2011

Alterman on Motown and Reed on Tom Waits and the 99 percent.

October 27, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011