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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

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014

From New York to Ferguson to Santa Cruz, a generation rises.

November 24, 2014

And still, the will to protest has not died.

November 21, 2014

Transparency and civil liberties advocates are calling on outgoing Senator Mark Udall to use his privileges as a senator to release the contents of the CIA “torture report” into the Congressional Record.

November 20, 2014

This has been, and will continue to be, about the protection of black life and the end of the police state.

November 19, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

Could the chemicals in beauty products be causing long-term health problems for salon workers?

November 17, 2014

In red and blue regions, north and south, urban and rural, calls for a constitutional amendent to overturn Citizens United won huge.

November 13, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014

Mass uprisings like the one that brought down the Soviet bloc are neither as rare—nor as spontaneous—as they first appear.

November 11, 2014