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Readers respond to poet Sharon Olds's decision to decline Laura Bush's invitation to dine at the White House.

Here's how we identified more than 11,000 empty, rentable homes in
New Orleans:

New homes for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina need not be the
penitentiary-style public housing we've come to dread. Bring in
architects who know how to create human-scale dwellings for the poor.

Poet Sharon Olds writes an open letter to Laura Bush, explaining why she won't break bread at the White House.

Knowing what America owes its dead--be they soldiers lost in
Iraq or civilians lost in the Gulf Coast storm--could prod the nation toward a decisive rejection of the Bush Administration's war policies.

The controversy over the World Trade Center cultural
institutions is one more episode in a long, often bitter dispute over
how 9/11 should be remembered and understood.

Let the evacuees of New Orleans take the lead in determining how the
billions of dollars in reconstruction funds are used to rebuild their
lives and their city.

Mounting American casualties alone cannot turn us away from this ill-advised war. Democrats and anti-war advocates should let words and peaceful actions speak, instead of guns and corpses.

It's déjà-vu all over again: National Guard units and federal, state and local law enforcement are spying on antiwar activists.

Counter-recruitment projects are mobilizing to push back on the growing militarization of America's schools. Here's a list of resources.

Blogs

The visible success of the European Financial Transaction (a k a Robin Hood) tax should boost efforts to build support for such a tax in the US. 

May 5, 2014

A brilliant organizer, dead too soon, forged an inside-outside strategy that merged movement energy and electoral politics.

April 29, 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

Every day that the Washington University chancellor fails to answer questions and demands for the university to cut ties with the energy giant, he and his university remain on the wrong side of history.

April 28, 2014

President Faust’s statement only amplifies the moral inconsistency of Harvard’s continued investment in the fossil fuel companies that are devastating the planet and blocking climate solutions.

April 24, 2014

Students put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in California.

April 23, 2014

The most important day to advocate for the Earth is not April 22nd, but April 23rd.

April 23, 2014

As a student and politician and activist, Gaylord Nelson kept his eyes open. 

April 22, 2014

“Environmentalism” has failed. The planet now needs a movement far more radical.

April 22, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014