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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.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Climate rally

Take a look and you will see that the assorted environmental protests that have long bedeviled politicians are gaining in strength and support.

Dayton Hyde

In a new documentary, Running Wild, an 88-year-old rancher leads the charge against a proposed uranium mine, while the fate of wild horses hangs in the balance.

CIW protest outside Wendy's

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests the fast-food company’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.

Benjamin Netanyahu

It’s deploying all its resources to fight the growing world movement against the occupation.

Blogs

 Conservatives are trying to blame the protests for every shooting in New York City. 

October 31, 2011

The celebrated actor explains why he’s coming to Washington, DC, on November 6 to join a symbolically powerful encircling of the White House.

October 31, 2011

The church has proposed a financial transaction tax in order to steer the economy “towards achieving the common good.” Is that class warfare?

October 29, 2011

 This week, a special forum on "Ideas from the 99 Percent." The We the People Campaign kicks into gear, plus an exclusive look at the "wildest" school board race in the country. John Nichols reports.

October 28, 2011

A very specific and concrete proposal has caught on like wildfire in Occupy encampments across the nation: Amend the Constitution to end corporate personhood.

October 28, 2011

Starting November 2, schools across the nation will participate in teach-ins about Occupy Wall Street in hopes of continuing and extending the dialogue that was started by the Occupy Movement.

October 27, 2011

Alterman on Motown and Reed on Tom Waits and the 99 percent.

October 27, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011

There is nothing more important than participating in the largest demonstration of social change in our lives.

October 27, 2011

Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig just doesn't get where change historically actually comes from.

October 27, 2011