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You can be forgiven if, like me, you were a bit depressed to hear that the war had started. But this is no time to go into a funk.

"This is what democracy looks like" chanted twenty-four antiwar
demonstrators as they were arrested outside Toledo's Navy and Air Force
recruitment office on the day George W.

By the time you read this, the invasion of Iraq may have begun--or it
may be over.

During the Vietnam War the heavyweight boxing champion of the world,
Muhammad Ali, refused to serve in the Army.

For more information about the Piquetero speaking tour of the United States, see
www.autonomista.org.

How an antiwar initiative is turning into a way to strengthen democracy.

From across the country, friends share stories of protest.

History was made on February 27 when for the first time Big Labor
formally broke with a sitting President's war policy.

This was intended to be a sweet little prewar column about an artist I
admire, Rosanne Cash.

Blogs

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 15, 2014

Years of Living Dangerously will make you boiling mad about the climate calamity that awaits us in the twenty-first century.  

April 15, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

After the triumphs and troubles of his first three months in office, the mayor lays claim to grassroots, people-powered movement politics.

April 10, 2014

A wave of campus action sparks mass mobilization, police repression—and administrative concessions.

April 8, 2014

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

The UK seems keen on abandoning its most vulnerable workers to the rule of the master of the house.

April 4, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014