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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.

The American Studies Association resolution has punctured a longstanding silence.

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.

Blogs

The rush to preserve and study Occupy Wall Street reflects America’s thirst for grassroots protest—and the belief that such movements are, by nature, ephemeral.

January 2, 2012

Dave Zirin picks top sports stories of the year.

December 28, 2011

Food Democracy Now represents a growing movement dedicated to building a sustainable food system.

December 28, 2011

Iowa Republicans have announced they won’t count “Uncommitted” and “No Preference” votes.

December 27, 2011

It is true that the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall is a fundamental contest. But the issues at stake run deeper than the narrow Democratic and Republican partisanship that so fascinates DC insiders.

December 26, 2011

2012 needs to be about what comes next, not just who comes next.

December 20, 2011

Health Care Not Warfare campaigners propose a Democratic Caucus alternative to Obama: an uncommitted slate. Others urge caucus goers from both parties to reject current contenders and go uncommitted.

December 20, 2011

Wisconsin's Solidary singers were singing—illegally—at noon in the WIsconsin Capitol. 

December 19, 2011

Occupy Harvard will consolidate the footprint of its original encampment to a winterized geodesic dome—provided by Occupy supporters at MIT—serving as a hub of activity and growth for the movement.

December 18, 2011