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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

Here are the words of Troy Anthony Davis, due to be executed today by the state of Georgia

September 21, 2011

The #OccupyWallStreet protest continues with tense standoffs between activists and police, and a guest appearance by Roseanne Barr. 

September 21, 2011

Here's my stab at a list of the top ten songs ever written in opposition to capital punishment.

September 20, 2011

Student involvement in the Troy Davis case has been especially strong.

September 20, 2011

We deserve an emergency response to an emergency.

September 19, 2011

Twelve major events in the evolution of the food movement.

September 17, 2011

Hundreds of protesters demand an end to America’s two-tier system that allows the rich to buy elections while the poor shoulder the burden of budget cuts.

September 17, 2011

Activists have called for all concerned citizens to make their voices heard in a Day of Solidarity with Troy Davis on September 20, the day before his scheduled execution.

September 15, 2011

Even with just two weeks left, the fight to save Davis' life is winnable.

September 13, 2011

The tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon provide an opportunity to reflect on the changes our country has undergone in the past decade.

September 9, 2011