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A unique student-run organization is making real strides mobilizing
progressive voters for victory in the long haul.

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.

The Swedish Academy bestowed this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus, the father of microcredit. It's easy to believe Yunus's low-interest loans to the poor are a silver bullet against global economic injustice. But it's not that simple.

Fighting words from a 98-year-old activist about the power of the
people to demand peace and achieve peace justice in these troubled
times.

The Yearly Kos Convention revealed a blogosphere whose media critique
is hampered by its political ambitions. Why can't progressives repair
the press, not dismantle it?

In the Bush era, the green movement has become a paper tiger. It must
regroup, reframe and reach out across the lines of race and class that
have kept environmental issues at the political fringe.

Bolstered by a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush
Administration's excessive exercise of power, Lieut. Ehren Watada's
pending court-martial could help restore the rule of law and
energize a popular movement to end an illegal war.

A Quaker activist explains why the war in Iraq is not only illegal, but morally indefensible.

Peace sentiments are rising among the American public and even in
the much-divided Democrats. What does this mean for electoral politics
and for the course of a war that seems to have no end in sight?

"I dream of the day that our children will turn the pages of history
books and look to my generation, who said no to the horrors of war
and chose nonviolence over nonexistence."

Blogs

Among the first challengers of the "free trade" fantasy were farmers, fisherfolk, peasants and indigenous peoples. John Kinsman was their comrade and champion.

January 26, 2014

The Moral Monday protests that began in North Carolina in response to right-wing policies are spreading to Georgia.

January 6, 2014

Is the infamous death penalty finally expiring?

December 30, 2013

What would our national conversation on climate change sound like if this kind of honesty broke through with any regularity?

December 23, 2013

The BDS movement is having a powerful impact in Israel, but there are dangers in applying boycotts to academia.

December 6, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013

At the UN climate conference in Warsaw, a youth-led fast in solidarity with the Philippines is spreading around the world.

November 19, 2013

South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.

November 14, 2013

Here’s what to do about it.

October 29, 2013

Occupy Sandy has been an imperfect solution to the failed state, but criticism should be directed at absent government officials, not well-meaning activists.

October 28, 2013