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Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Chokwe Lumumba

The Jackson mayor had ambitious plans to bring “people power” and a “solidarity economy” to his city and state.

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

The author of The Flamethrowers weighs in on literary inspiration, motorcycle crashes and why radicals prefer hardcover.

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Fracking

The millions of miles of distribution and service pipelines crisscrossing the nation mean that countless Americans—even those living far from gas fields—find themselves on the frontlines of fracking. 

Blogs

Cornell's decision to update its policy has been framed as the administration’s unprompted decision to do the right thing, but students and faculty have been calling for change for some time.

January 14, 2014

The transgender woman and activist served nineteen months of a forty-one-month sentence.

January 13, 2014

From the Deep South to Wisconsin, a sampling of student and youth organizing that’s taking off.

January 13, 2014

We published some of his earliest poems as well as his great 1964 essay on Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay.

January 11, 2014

NYU’s expansion plans hit a snag after State Supreme Court Justice Donna Mills ruled that the city illegally approved construction within public parklands without the state’s approval.

January 9, 2014

An FBI surveillance mystery from the 1970s, solved.

January 7, 2014

The Moral Monday protests that began in North Carolina in response to right-wing policies are spreading to Georgia.

January 6, 2014

Because Congress failed to act, 1.3 million Americans lost a crucial source of income just three days after Christmas. 

January 3, 2014

Is the infamous death penalty finally expiring?

December 30, 2013

President Obama and his congressional Democratic allies should rededicate the country to the Great Society’s best initiative.

December 28, 2013