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Palestinian home

A just solution to the conflict—whether it results in one state or two—would dismantle those institutions that privilege any ethnic, religious or national group.

Women day laborers wait for cleaning jobs in Brooklyn, New York

Day laborers who clean for ultra-Orthodox Jewish households are learning about their rights.

Venezuela protest

He may have been a dominant, charismatic leader, but Chavismo is an internally diverse, deeply rooted movement that will not disappear anytime soon.

The heat is on big banks and CEOs as labor and community activists band together.

Bahrain protest

Two years after the Arab Spring came to Bahrain, protesters are still fighting rampant human rights abuses—a bloody battle that isn't likely to end anytime soon.

climate rally

Why is it so tough for people to get their heads around climate change?

Roosevelt Island

Community members are concerned about Cornell’s partnership with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, whose research and development help sustain Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Rosa Parks

The memorial to Parks turned her into a meek and redemptive figure—instead of the radical freedom fighter she was until the end of her life.

Stephane Hessel

Remembering the French resistance spy, diplomat, Buchenwald survivor and human rights defender.

The LGBT Center and a host of high-profile New York City politicians have endorsed open debate of Israel-Palestine—only with ritual support for Israel's policies.

Blogs

Passionate American opposition to Israeli policy has rarely been more important.

July 29, 2014

Representative Keith Ellison wants to make forming a union a civil right.

July 28, 2014

Civil rights groups seem willing to sell out their own members for a buck.

July 25, 2014

In high school, I learned that one person and one group of passionate committed individuals can build a powerful movement.

July 22, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Organized by the New Economy Coalition, CommonBound brought together more than 650 activists, academics, and students to discuss what the “new economy” is and share projects that had been working to further its realization.

July 18, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

The bill purports to target only those who purchase sex, but threatens to indirectly criminalize many of the services, spaces and personal interactions that would make it possible for sex workers to openly do business.

July 16, 2014

A potential 2016 presidential candidate adds a moral message—and tone—to discourse.

July 15, 2014

Across the country, students stage sit-ins, rally and unionize for justice—and win.

July 14, 2014