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With up to 200,000 American and British combat troops already stationed
in or on their way to the Persian Gulf area, war with Iraq looks
increasingly imminent.

Progressive journals are key in creating a movement, but they lack support.

Early tomorrow morning, organizers of this, the third annual World Social Forum, will formally close out the weeklong event to report their conclusions to the hundreds of international reporte

The highpoint of this year's World Social Forum was reached earlier this evening when newly elected Brazilian president Luiz Ignacio "Lula" Da Silva showed up to address an outdoor crowd of a

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San
Francisco Chronicle
, advised her readers to go to the antiwar
marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

Just hours after the third annual World Social Forum was officially inaugurated this afternoon, ten of thousands of delegates, visitors and local residents are gathering for a peace march thr

Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.

"Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error," Illinois Governor
George Ryan said on January 11, clearing his state's death row as his
final act of office.

Blogs

The rush to preserve and study Occupy Wall Street reflects America’s thirst for grassroots protest—and the belief that such movements are, by nature, ephemeral.

January 2, 2012

Dave Zirin picks top sports stories of the year.

December 28, 2011

Food Democracy Now represents a growing movement dedicated to building a sustainable food system.

December 28, 2011

Iowa Republicans have announced they won’t count “Uncommitted” and “No Preference” votes.

December 27, 2011

It is true that the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall is a fundamental contest. But the issues at stake run deeper than the narrow Democratic and Republican partisanship that so fascinates DC insiders.

December 26, 2011

2012 needs to be about what comes next, not just who comes next.

December 20, 2011

Health Care Not Warfare campaigners propose a Democratic Caucus alternative to Obama: an uncommitted slate. Others urge caucus goers from both parties to reject current contenders and go uncommitted.

December 20, 2011

Wisconsin's Solidary singers were singing—illegally—at noon in the WIsconsin Capitol. 

December 19, 2011

Occupy Harvard will consolidate the footprint of its original encampment to a winterized geodesic dome—provided by Occupy supporters at MIT—serving as a hub of activity and growth for the movement.

December 18, 2011