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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

Katrina's first book, The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama, examines the systemic dysfunction that plagues American politics.

October 31, 2011

We should be a country that does big things—like cut poverty in half in the next decade.

October 31, 2011

 Conservatives are trying to blame the protests for every shooting in New York City. 

October 31, 2011

The celebrated actor explains why he’s coming to Washington, DC, on November 6 to join a symbolically powerful encircling of the White House.

October 31, 2011

The church has proposed a financial transaction tax in order to steer the economy “towards achieving the common good.” Is that class warfare?

October 29, 2011

 This week, a special forum on "Ideas from the 99 Percent." The We the People Campaign kicks into gear, plus an exclusive look at the "wildest" school board race in the country. John Nichols reports.

October 28, 2011

A very specific and concrete proposal has caught on like wildfire in Occupy encampments across the nation: Amend the Constitution to end corporate personhood.

October 28, 2011

Starting November 2, schools across the nation will participate in teach-ins about Occupy Wall Street in hopes of continuing and extending the dialogue that was started by the Occupy Movement.

October 27, 2011

Alterman on Motown and Reed on Tom Waits and the 99 percent.

October 27, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011