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In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.

Rabbi Leonard Beerman

Many will rightly remember Rabbi Leonard Beerman for his political and moral advocacy. My memories of him are of a more personal nature.

Riot police and protester

Apparently, to criticize the police is to be anti-police. But if I call and point out that the swings in the playground are broken, am I anti-parks?

People's Climate March

As Ursula K. Le Guin reminds us, any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.

2014 Progressive Honor Roll

From the huge climate march in September to racial-justice activism, it was a year that saw renewal of movement-based politics.

The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

Mario Savio

The man who helped spark Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement fifty years ago would have championed today’s activism, from the Dreamers to Occupy to Ferguson.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

At a Local Progress gathering in New York City, “pothole progressives” shared strategies for a grassroots, social justice revival.

Bill McKibben, 350.org’s longtime leader, has taken a step back—but that doesn’t mean the group is slowing down.

Die in.

Last night, hundreds of protesters converged on the Cavaliers-Nets game to continue to demand justice in the wake of the Eric Garner case.

Blogs

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

Jonathan Capehart dares to ask, and too many on the left don’t want to hear about it.

March 20, 2015

To draw attention to the magnitude of the student debt crisis, we’re doing something dramatic.

March 20, 2015

Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign rings false as cases of police brutality multiply.

March 19, 2015

In the dead serious discussion about student sexual vulnerability, there’s no place for cheeky provocateurs.

March 16, 2015

Across the country, students and communities of color rise.

March 16, 2015

The Maryland congresswoman who led the way in opposing Citizens United bids for the newly open seat.

March 12, 2015

We need decriminalization, not just data.

March 6, 2015