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A decade after Illinois Governor George Ryan emptied death row and pardoned four innocent men who were tortured by police under Commander Jon Burge, the city of Chicago has not admitted to its collective crimes.

California flag

Local and state governments are gaining the ability to restore basic services and infrastructure.

The victories of 2012 demand we double down in the fight against global warming. 

Afghanistan war

Peace forces could join with labor, civil rights and environmental coalitions to pressure Obama to “do some nation-building here at home.”

For Yolanda Andrews, losing her house would mean losing everything. That's why she's standing up to predatory banking.

Smokestacks

Latinos—along with other minorities and youth—are the strongest supporters of action against climate change. It’s time mainstream enviros got the message.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Barack Obama

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

How can progressives balance support for the Democrats with the need to mobilize grassroots support for social and economic causes?

American Freedom Defense Initiative's Islamophobic ad campaign faced massive pushback from the forces of decency and justice.

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Who ends up being most affected by urban schools closings?

January 28, 2013

Protesters again are demanding bread, freedom and social justice under new president Mohamed Morsi.

January 25, 2013

Two movies on the group have already drawn criticism from their subjects.

January 24, 2013

On bloggingheads.tv, Nation columnist Katha Pollitt breaks down the meaning of "pro-choice" and the direction of the pro-choice movement.

January 23, 2013

President Barack Obama’s second term will be shaped by his battles with big business lobbyists in his first. 

January 22, 2013

A space for students to share news about the wide range of social and political struggles in which they're involved.

January 18, 2013

Featuring the stories of three university students, each experiencing different, yet broadly representative, personal and financial struggles, all sharing a common desire to pursue a college degree.

January 10, 2013

Following the media coverage of the controversy and the protests it has sparked.

January 7, 2013

The Ohio Democrat opposed wars that needed to be opposed, fought to preserve civil liberties and always sided with workers and farmers against corporations.

January 3, 2013

New Jersey protesters are holding Walmart accountable for a factory fire that killed 112 Bangladeshi workers. 

December 18, 2012