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When I came out in Boston in the mid-l970s, I had no way of knowing that the lesbian and gay movement I was discovering was in many ways unique.

This article originally appeared in the March 13, 1995 issue.

Some events carry an exceptional symbolic charge.

Fundamentalism is spreading westward; now it has invaded the Maghreb.
The results of Algeria's June 12
local elections, in which the Islamic Salvation Front (F.J.S.) won more
than half of the

The post-Stalinist regimes of Eastern Europe collapsed in part because of the glaring contrast between theory and practice, promise and fulfillment.

CORRECTION: 28 percent of registered voters chose the Islamic Salvation Front. (3/2/92).

Voici le temps des assassins, the bilingual Algerians could exclaim, echoing Rimbaud, when nearly a year ago, their intellectuals began to be slaughtered by Islamic fundamentalists.

There are two unmistakable signs that France is entering a pre-electoral period: The government is once again tinkering with the electoral law and the politicians, particularly the leaders of the

Baldwin sheds light on the state of America by surveying the dispiriting array of candidates for the 1980 presidential race.

All profound social movements reach a plateau of this sort, short of the summit, and the presence of new opposition should not dismay us. New obstacles should not be deplored but welcomed because their presence proves we are closer to the ultimate decision.

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There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014

New witnesses to the Michael Brown killing say he had his hands up when he was shot by police.

September 11, 2014

Senator Claire McCaskill will convene a hearing on Tuesday before a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.

September 8, 2014

Increased police presence won‘t make “bad kids” any better.

September 5, 2014

From making a donation to watching a video to sharing your own story, here are six ways you can support young people at the forefront of the fight for racial justice.

September 4, 2014

If you’re asking the question “Where is the movement?” you simply haven’t been paying attention.

August 28, 2014

Residents of Canfield Green Apartments have been faced with tremendous challenges in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown—many a direct result of actions taken by the police.

August 27, 2014

A step-by-step guide from your friends at the Ferguson Police Department.

August 26, 2014

The rise of the all African-American little league from Chicago has revealed a great deal in the wake of Ferguson, about what we choose to see and not see with regards to race.

August 24, 2014

What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.

August 22, 2014