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

The thirteen self-declared "citizen weapons
inspectors" marching down a rain-swept road just
outside Baltimore knew they weren't going to be
allowed inside the US military's Aberdeen Proving

Who's the hack? I nominate The New Yorker's Jeffrey Goldberg.
He's the new Remington, though without the artistic talent.

Jonathan Schell, who last week compellingly argued "The Case Against the War" in these pages, this week assesses the power and meaning of the global antiwar demonstrations.

So how do we resist "Empire"? The good news is that we're not doing too
badly. There have been major victories. Here in Latin America you have
had so many--in Bolivia, you have Cochabamba.

Optimism and antiwar fervor were both in evidence at the World Social Forum.

A clever new wave of feminist antiwar activism manages to avoid old clichés.

Although the Bush Administration acts as if the war train has already
left the station, the antiwar forces continue to grow, and they are
mobilizing in large numbers for a worldwide protest on

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.

Blogs

In three of four major voting rights cases in the past month, the Supreme Court has ruled to restrict voting rights. 

October 20, 2014

Across the country, young people rally, converge and stage sit-ins to end mass criminalization—and more.

October 14, 2014

More than sixty days after the killing of Michael Brown, Ferguson October is building momentum against police violence.

October 14, 2014

Don’t overlook the fact that Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have challenged economic and political elites, including multinational corporations and President Obama.

October 10, 2014

The stalking, harassment and defaming of women online shows the importance of cyber civil rights. 

October 10, 2014

Beijing is experimenting with "soft power" approaches, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.

October 9, 2014

Millennial icon Lena Dunham’s relationship to unpaid labour is explored, contextualized and reframed by youth activists and media workers.

October 9, 2014

As part of OverCriminalized, our video series produced in partnership with the ACLU and Brave New Films, we're calling on Congress to put the focus of mental health reform where it belongs.

October 8, 2014

We’ve joined forces with ColorofChange.org, Daily Kos, the Advancement Project and a host of other organizations to call on the executive branch of our federal government to take concrete steps to end racist and abusive policing.

October 8, 2014

And a DC lawyer reflects on his essay from 1984, when Hong Kong was “full of life.”

October 7, 2014