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Robert Borosage

The irony of American politics is that the right is far weaker than it appears and the left far stronger than it asserts.

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

If we can do it in North Carolina, don’t tell me we can’t do it across America.

Carlos Saavedra

We have to stop looking to institutions and politicians and invest organizing resources in neighbors, family and community.

May Boeve

The environmental movement needs to be nimble, not centralized.

Leah Hunt-Hendrix and Max Berger

Former occupiers are building a movement with lessons learned from OWS.

George Goehl

We can do it by calling for reforms that shift control of the economy away from corporate giants.

A new graphic novel documents the intense legal wranglings inside one of the most important trials of the Internet age.

Astra Taylor

Her new book reconsiders how democratic the digital world really is.

Somaly Mam

Why exactly did the telegenic Cambodian campaigner use fake trafficking victims to raise philanthropic cash from Westerners? And when will Nicholas Kristof ever learn?

The Obama administration’s new targets to reduce carbon emissions are a step in the right direction, but we need to demand much more.

Blogs

From the clock tower to the playground, youth resistance to racism and violence rolls on.

October 24, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014

A lesson in how to provide banking centered on people's needs and not on profit for its investors, the Columbia credit union might well ripple well beyond the Morningside campus. 

October 22, 2014

NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering or “Poly” facilitates innovation through exploitation of graduate student labor. 

October 21, 2014

Law professor and State Senator Jamie Raskin is planning on introducing a bill that could put a dent in corporations’ ability to influence our elections.  

October 21, 2014

In three of four major voting rights cases in the past month, the Supreme Court has ruled to restrict voting rights. 

October 20, 2014

Across the country, young people rally, converge and stage sit-ins to end mass criminalization—and more.

October 14, 2014

More than sixty days after the killing of Michael Brown, Ferguson October is building momentum against police violence.

October 14, 2014

Don’t overlook the fact that Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have challenged economic and political elites, including multinational corporations and President Obama.

October 10, 2014

The stalking, harassment and defaming of women online shows the importance of cyber civil rights. 

October 10, 2014