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David Graeber’s account of Occupy Wall Street is essential—and somewhat maddening in its insistence on heightening the differences between anarchists and liberals.

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Shujaa Graham

“I killed the thing that almost killed me,” said Kirk Bloodsworth, who faced execution in Maryland, the latest state to outlaw capital punishment.

Kent State shooting

The newly unveiled May 4 Visitors Center attempts to reconcile the search for truth with the need for reconciliation and healing.

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Repression after 9/11 is nothing compared to what's come before, and our tools to fight it are greater.

Smokestack

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Stop Family Violence

America's military-masculinity complex is generating violence on a mass scale—at home.

A sense of common destiny with Africa ebbs and flows in New York's gentrifying black enclave.

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Several DC leaders, including Mayor Vincent Gray, were arrested during a budget cut protest outside the Capitol on Monday.

 

April 12, 2011

More than 200 Bahraini athletes—all Shi’a Muslims—have been suspended or detained for taking part in anti-government protests.

April 11, 2011

 As lawmakers cut budgets, some state Capitols are preparing to deal with the unruly masses by force.

April 11, 2011

 In total, 28 members of Congress (all Democrats) have joined the nationwide fast opposing budget cuts. 

April 9, 2011

With all the normal doors of recourse shut to average citizens, protesters go to jail in order to protest severe budget cuts.

April 8, 2011

Despite the fact that a majority of Americans want defense spending cut and the wealthy taxed at higher rates, Congress has shown only a willingness to slash social programs.

April 7, 2011

National teach-in staged on college campuses across the country came to UMass Amherst Tuesday. The teach-in called for greater economic equality in America.

April 6, 2011

Nationwide, workers are pushing back against hundreds of anti-union bills and widespread budget cuts.

April 5, 2011

The rich got too greedy and took to much, and now average Americans are fighting back—not by looking to their leaders but by physically occupying banks, streets and state Capitols.

April 4, 2011