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After three decades of neoliberal economic policies and the staggering inequality they have produced, we are witnessing a rebirth of socialist ideals.

It’s time to embrace a new egalitarian politics.

An outline for social transformation in the United States, inspired by South Africa’s Freedom Charter.

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.

LGBTQ Mexico Rally

The trans community is coming out—and bringing with it a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

The “logic” of capitalist development has left a nightmare of environmental destruction in its wake.

In America today, people owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. But there’s a simple and elegant way to end this travesty.

The future will follow an unpredictable route, but we must still follow a compass called hope. 

Occupy Wall Street put inequality at the center of our politics. Only an independent movement will keep it there.

Lara Croft in Tomb Raider

Despite the Gamergate backlash, a new generation of activists is working to end the racial, sexual and gender stereotypes promoted by the video-game industry.

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Pope Francis understands that the choice to confront the climate crisis now lies with the people.

July 1, 2015

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.

June 26, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

Major wins for economic and racial justice, from campus to the workplace.

June 21, 2015

The oldest AME church in the South has been linked for centuries to struggles against slavery and segregation and for economic and social justice.

June 18, 2015