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Occupy Wallstreet protest

A band of finance wizards take on the system they now say is corrupt.

foreclosed home

The landscape of Wall Street’s creative destruction.

Amy Meyer

So-called "Ag-Gag" laws reveal the lengths to which the agriculture industry will go to keep their business practices secret.

Moral Mondays

An inspiring grassroots movement is fighting back against the GOP’s outrageous budget cuts and attacks on democracy.

Activism image

Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

Anti-death penalty posters

As Kimberly McCarthy was put to death—the 500th Texas prisoner executed since 1982—protesters and crime victims alike came to bear witness.

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

Kent State shooting

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

Blogs

The American songwriter is just one of many who have interpreted Beethoven's beloved Ode to Joy. 

October 27, 2013

Our endorsement of marijuana legalization comes after decades of questioning the fundamental assumptions of the War on Drugs.

October 26, 2013

There may be no family in the history of the republic which has done more to promote culinary awareness, sustainability and food justice than the indefatigable Lappé clan.

October 21, 2013

This year's winner of the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom Medal is as adept detailing the mechanics of a mine-triggered landslide as he is at critiquing the dangerous combination of ideology and profit motive that caused it to occur.

October 19, 2013

The Brown Divest Coal Campaign is asking Brown University to divest from any holdings it has in America's fifteen largest coal companies and is hopeful for a “yes” vote on divestment this October.

 

October 18, 2013

The history of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers shows us just how much can be accomplished with savvy organizing at the grassroots and perseverance.  

October 18, 2013

Farmers, civil liberties and food safety advocates had worried that a funding resolution would extend the rider, which crippled oversight over GMOs. 

October 17, 2013

Former staff editor Emily Greene Balch's 1946 Peace Prize win “recognized how much private citizens can contribute to the conditions for international peace.”

October 12, 2013

In the case of students with the passion to fight climate change, it’s time to face the truth and overcome it: we are the enemy.

October 8, 2013

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013