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“Like Nelson Mandela, we must be willing to embrace the long walk toward freedom.”

We believe it is because not nearly enough capable people with resources in this region have heeded our pleas that we have reached this crisis point of complete breakdown. We need peace. But first, we need justice.

Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.

There’s more collaboration between progressive groups—and more coordination among donors—than ever before.

Jack O'Dell

The career of Hunter Pitts O’Dell is a crucial episode in the hidden history of American radicalism. 

Netanyahu

We must overcome our chronic failure to offer a clear and unified narrative on Israel’s strategic crisis. 

anti-choice march

The Roberts court has expanded First Amendment protections to such an extent that strikes, pickets, and boycotts should be protected as free speech.

In the battle against displacement in San Francisco, defenders of democracy are denounced as reactionaries, while agents of capital are lauded as revolutionaries.

Gaza

We don’t even seem to have a right to exist or defend ourselves. That right, according to the United States, belongs to Israel alone.

Palestinian woman

Our movement isn’t strong enough yet to end US enabling of the carnage in Gaza—but the shift in public discourse is a crucial first step.

Blogs

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

The party is deeply rooted in the political culture of Greece.

March 25, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

Jonathan Capehart dares to ask, and too many on the left don’t want to hear about it.

March 20, 2015

To draw attention to the magnitude of the student debt crisis, we’re doing something dramatic.

March 20, 2015

Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign rings false as cases of police brutality multiply.

March 19, 2015

In the dead serious discussion about student sexual vulnerability, there’s no place for cheeky provocateurs.

March 16, 2015

Across the country, students and communities of color rise.

March 16, 2015

The Maryland congresswoman who led the way in opposing Citizens United bids for the newly open seat.

March 12, 2015

We need decriminalization, not just data.

March 6, 2015