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David Graeber’s account of Occupy Wall Street is essential—and somewhat maddening in its insistence on heightening the differences between anarchists and liberals.

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Shujaa Graham

“I killed the thing that almost killed me,” said Kirk Bloodsworth, who faced execution in Maryland, the latest state to outlaw capital punishment.

Kent State shooting

The newly unveiled May 4 Visitors Center attempts to reconcile the search for truth with the need for reconciliation and healing.

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Repression after 9/11 is nothing compared to what's come before, and our tools to fight it are greater.

Smokestack

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Stop Family Violence

America's military-masculinity complex is generating violence on a mass scale—at home.

A sense of common destiny with Africa ebbs and flows in New York's gentrifying black enclave.

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More than two-dozen groups are calling on lawmakers to address serious gaps and inconsistencies in the president’s strategy.

September 16, 2014

Will Koch-allied trustees, state-appointed superintendents or President Obama ever listen to students?

September 15, 2014

Either neither of them have a place on college campuses, or both do. 

September 15, 2014

There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014

The release of a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate has opened up a bipartisan conversation around punitive justice in North Carolina.

September 11, 2014

More than 450 voters did not have their ballots counted in the state’s May primary as a result of the country’s harshest voting law.

September 10, 2014

We're running out of time to fight for net neutrality.

September 10, 2014

An ad that embraces same-sex marriage signals the change in our politics.

September 9, 2014

A recent investigation of an Apple supplier factory by China Labor Watch and Green America found numerous serious health, safety and human rights violations.

September 9, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014