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Pete Seeger

For his 90th birthday, a rollicking celebration at Madison Square Garden paid tribute to the extraordinary activist musician.

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Kiev protest

Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence. 

Minimum wage protest

Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Edward Snowden

Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.

For the people of South Africa, Mandela was the leader they could identify with—one who had suffered alongside them.

Blogs

With little precedent for climate change litigation, youth turn to the public trust doctrine.

April 25, 2014

This afternoon, activists from Green America and China Labor Watch will stage a protest outside Apple's "cube" store in New York City.

April 25, 2014

Contact Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and tell him that we need a free and open Internet.

April 24, 2014

President Faust’s statement only amplifies the moral inconsistency of Harvard’s continued investment in the fossil fuel companies that are devastating the planet and blocking climate solutions.

April 24, 2014

Students put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in California.

April 23, 2014

If you're like me and think expanding gun rights will actually make society less safe, then this law looks pretty awful.

April 23, 2014

As the semester comes to a close, students are taking direct action against deportations, toxic investments and emergency management.

April 23, 2014

The most important day to advocate for the Earth is not April 22nd, but April 23rd.

April 23, 2014

As a student and politician and activist, Gaylord Nelson kept his eyes open. 

April 22, 2014

These heroes of the climate change movement, at least on my better days, lend me hope that my children will inherit something salvageable.

April 22, 2014