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Tunisia protest

You can’t always trace it, but everything and everyone has a genealogy.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

After his release from death row for a crime he did not commit, Tibbs found a sense of purpose and community as an anti-death-penalty activist.

An effective isolation of Israeli academic institutions will undoubtedly curtail some privileges that Israeli scholars take for granted, like generous travel subsidies, but that has no bearing on their academic freedom.

From California to Israel, hunger strikes are erupting around the world—because they work.

Computers

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya street and Moscow skyline.

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Blogs

Iraqis continue to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes.

March 15, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

Included among the hundreds of chemicals used in electronics manufacturing in China are known carcinogens and reproductive toxins.

March 12, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

The stage is set for New York to ignite a nationwide movement rolling back some of the catastrophic consequences of Citizens United and (likely) McCutcheon

March 11, 2014

Change won’t come to America’s broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.

March 10, 2014

The four-term congressman from Minnesota’s Fifth District is boldly following in the footsteps of Humphrey, McCarthy, Mondale and Wellstone.

March 10, 2014

Across the state and beyond, students rail against racism and austerity.

March 7, 2014

President Obama's choice of Ted Mitchell as Under Secretary of the Department of Education has set off alarm bells for advocates for public education.

March 7, 2014

With student loan debt and college costs skyrocketing, a new group aims to push for change inside and outside Washington. 

March 6, 2014