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Protest in New York City's Union Square against the killing of Trayvon Martin

A thousand demonstrators gathered in Union Square to call for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer. More protests are planned across the country.

Fred Shuttlesworth

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a giant of the civil rights movement known for his decades of work in support of desegregation, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Musician Carlos Santana spoke out at Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game in Atlanta against a new law that shreds the civil rights of Georgia's latino population. The crowd booed him.

In 1963, Jackson stood with Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. For last weekend's One Nation rally, Jackson traveled to DC from Detroit, a city in dire need of sustainable jobs.

One month before voters head to the polls for midterm elections, tens of thousands of progressive activists from across the country converged on the Lincoln Memorial Saturday to take part in the One Nation Working Together March on Washington.

The radical ideas of one generation become the common sense of the next. Here, Peter Dreier honors the people who moved progressive ideas in America from the marginal to the mainstream.

Ari Melber discusses immigration reform and Crist’s switch to Independent on The Dylan Ratigan Show.

Over a thousand gathered to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and to pass the torch to a new generation.

Under Obama, accountability for rights violations during the "war of terror" has been thin.

Blogs

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights. 

July 2, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

A new letter signed by 1,000 women of color calls on the president’s initiative on boys and men to include girls and women.

June 18, 2014

A brilliant author who organized with Dr. King and served on the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

May 28, 2014

Anniversaries of the decision are opportunities to reflect on how much has been promised, how much delivered, how much still owed.

May 14, 2014

The Tea Party darling has now criticized the GOP on voter ID and cutting early voting, and is pushing to restore voting rights to nonviolent felons.

May 12, 2014

Voting rights groups allege that Ohio early voting cuts disproportionately burden black voters 

May 1, 2014

The same day Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA, a judge finds Wisconsin’s voter ID law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters.

April 29, 2014

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014