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Money in politics

This old American democratic tradition already has deep support at the grassroots.

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.

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.

Blogs

More than 100 May Day protests are planned in the U.S. today. Meanwhile, massive international protests have resulted in police arresting labor and solidarity activists.

May 1, 2011

As the government robs people of their futures with budget cuts, US Uncut asks why huge corporations like Bank of America are permitted to steal from taxpayers.

April 30, 2011

This weekend, labor and immigrant rights’ advocates will join forces to combat the anti-union legislation sweeping the country.

April 29, 2011

Three printing companies have refused to publish the spring edition of an LGBT magazine at Kent State University, citing concerns over its images and language.

April 28, 2011

The backlash to Paul Ryan’s proposal to end Medicare as we know it has officially begun.

April 28, 2011

According to Glenn Beck, SEIU organizer Stephen Lerner is a "mastermind worse than Osama bin Laden."

April 27, 2011

Governor Snyder's emergency manager deploys agents to crush a student protest opposing the privatization of Detroit public schools.

April 27, 2011

Students chained themselves to board members chairs and derailed the introduction of a controversial resolution targeting ethnic studies programs in Tucson schools.

April 27, 2011

The Reverend Al Sharpton and education and labor leaders will participate in protests today opposing the governor’s treatment of working families.

April 26, 2011

In a violation of their First Amendment rights, students have been suspended for protesting their district’s budget cuts. New York unions plan a massive rally to oppose the financial industry's unscrupulous practices and Mayor Bloomberg’s slashing of social services.

April 25, 2011