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Fred Shuttlesworth

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a giant of the civil rights movement known for his decades of work in support of desegregation, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Occupy Wall Street

As Occupy Wall Street spreads, more than 115 parallel occupations have cropped up in cities around the world. Is this the beginning of something new?

The OWS phenomenon has inspired millions. If it links up with the slow, difficult work of movement-building, it can bring about systemic change.

American flag

Van Jones of Green For All has joined MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America’s Future and dozens of other progressive organizations to challenge the reign of private interests.

A conversation with some of the top figures in American philanthropy reveals a shared belief in the power of institutional giving to benefit the most vulnerable among us.

The forces fighting against Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda are halting the Tea Party’s momentum. Will President Obama stand with them?

What do breaded chicken patties, office chairs and cruise missiles used in Libya have in common? They are all made by America's 100,000-strong secret workforce: prisoners.

To recover lost ground, progressives should focus more on civil society than electoral politics.

Gays and lesbians in some states may legally wed, but until DOMA is repealed, they still can't enjoy federal rights.

It took opportunistic politicians and ridiculous, shameful language on religious exemptions, but gay and lesbian New Yorkers can finally tie the knot.

Blogs

A lesson in how to provide banking centered on people's needs and not on profit for its investors, the Columbia credit union might well ripple well beyond the Morningside campus. 

October 22, 2014

NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering or “Poly” facilitates innovation through exploitation of graduate student labor. 

October 21, 2014

In three of four major voting rights cases in the past month, the Supreme Court has ruled to restrict voting rights. 

October 20, 2014

More than sixty days after the killing of Michael Brown, Ferguson October is building momentum against police violence.

October 14, 2014

Don’t overlook the fact that Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have challenged economic and political elites, including multinational corporations and President Obama.

October 10, 2014

The stalking, harassment and defaming of women online shows the importance of cyber civil rights. 

October 10, 2014

Millennial icon Lena Dunham’s relationship to unpaid labour is explored, contextualized and reframed by youth activists and media workers.

October 9, 2014

Marriage licenses will be issued immediately after the Court declined to hear challenges.

October 6, 2014

Voting and movements help create representative democracy.

October 3, 2014

Civil rights groups bring power back to North Carolina voters by challenging a restrictive voting law.

October 1, 2014