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The World Social Forum marched into Nairobi full of conflict, action and ideas.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus has helped a lot of poor women, but
the basic problem in developing countries is landlessness. A $130
microloan won't solve that problem.

Twenty-five years ago, IRA prisoner Bobby Sands died after a sixty-six day hunger strike. Today political prisoners from Guantánamo to Iran, Turkey and Eastern Europe continue to use hunger to draw attention to their plights.

Tsunami. Hurricane. Earthquake. War. Poverty. Injustice. It's been a
tough year, but here's a list of extraordinary groups who deserve a
place on your holiday gift list.

With a new wave of activism against sweatshops sweeping college
campuses, student interest in the morality of their clothing choices
can set a standard for the rest of us.

This year's World Social Forum gave culture its due--and reaped the rewards.

Imagining the possibilities at the World Social Forum.

If another world is possible, what will that world look like?

The first referendum in Bolivia's history represents a hopeful sign.

The US policies of economic globalization and militarization are failing.

Blogs

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014

Mass uprisings like the one that brought down the Soviet bloc are neither as rare—nor as spontaneous—as they first appear.

November 11, 2014

Don’t overlook the fact that Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have challenged economic and political elites, including multinational corporations and President Obama.

October 10, 2014

Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold-mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.

September 23, 2014

While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.

June 20, 2014

Violence against civilians is endemic in Indian Kashmir, where activists are fighting back against a culture of official impunity.

May 15, 2014

The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking and servitude.

November 7, 2013

After breaking the silence around physical violence against women, will the global mobilization take on the economy?

February 14, 2013

Who is the real beneficiary of US food aid—those suffering from chronic hunger worldwide, or American agricultural corporations?

November 30, 2012

What if the debate about the so-called "fiscal cliff" were framed in human rights terms?

November 20, 2012