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There’s more collaboration between progressive groups—and more coordination among donors—than ever before.

Jack O'Dell

The career of Hunter Pitts O’Dell is a crucial episode in the hidden history of American radicalism. 

Netanyahu

We must overcome our chronic failure to offer a clear and unified narrative on Israel’s strategic crisis. 

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

In the battle against displacement in San Francisco, defenders of democracy are denounced as reactionaries, while agents of capital are lauded as revolutionaries.

Gaza

We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.

Palestinian woman

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

FERC Protest

More than a thousand people march in DC against a proposed natural gas export plant.

Jesse Jackson

Jackson explains how Southern politics dangerously mirror the Old Confederate South and why it’s time for another Reconstruction

Blogs

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of WWI.

December 23, 2014

From the classrooms to the streets, the movement keeps growing.

December 22, 2014

Poet Crystal Valentine: “Maybe politics aren’t Armageddon enough for us”

December 22, 2014

Fighting for breath when police and media are declaring war against a peaceful movement could not be more pressing.

December 22, 2014

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants his office to be able to prosecute cases in which police officers kill unarmed citizens.

December 16, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

From Ferguson to Staten Island, a youth uprising.

December 11, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Democratic Senator Mark Udall of Colorado could enter the history books as the second lawmaker to read classified controversial government documents into public record.

December 5, 2014