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Rabbi Leonard Beerman

Many will rightly remember Rabbi Leonard Beerman for his political and moral advocacy. My memories of him are of a more personal nature.

The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

Die in.

Last night, hundreds of protesters converged on the Cavaliers-Nets game to continue to demand justice in the wake of the Eric Garner case.

After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.

Harry Belafonte

Receiving a humanitarian award from the Academy, 87-year-old Harry Belafonte speaks out about his political commitments—and how he was punished for them.

Arun Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson on nonviolence, his grandfather’s legacy and activism from Hong Kong to Ferguson.

Bill Maher

What is brave about expressing an opinion that’s already held by a plurality of Americans?

Kailash Satyarthi

The Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner has repeatedly risked his life fighting child labor and sweatshop abuses.

Faced with police brutality, white hostility and entrenched racism, young activists are showing the world a new kind of resistance.

By facilitating access to treatment and services, Seattle’s drug-enforcement program actually helps those suffering from substance abuse, while revolutionizing criminal justice.

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The tragic death of Trayvon Martin inspired a new generation of activists who fight to make black lives matter.

February 26, 2015

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

The new documentary The Hunting Ground is a reminder that the campus rape crisis is real.

February 25, 2015

In the wake of nationwide cop-on-civilian violence, there is hope for criminal-justice reform.

February 24, 2015

At least six transgender women have been killed in the United States since January. A new partnership wants to help stem the tide of violence.

February 19, 2015

The shooting of a civil rights activist by an Alabama state trooper led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

February 19, 2015

The ruling suspends President Obama’s executive orders, which were to begin to take effect Wednesday.

February 17, 2015

This Saturday, progressive activists in North Carolina are holding a major “Moral March on Raleigh.”

February 12, 2015

When the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.

February 6, 2015

The formation of the NYPD’s new Strategic Response Unit raises disturbing questions about police brutality.

February 6, 2015