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Occupy Wall Street protesters

As intense protests spawned by Occupy Wall Street continue to grow, it is worth asking: Why now? The answer is not obvious. 

As politicians and pundits continue to agonize over what Occupy Wall Street really wants, those at Zuccotti Park are busy actually working toward their visions of what victory for the movement would look like.

Homeless in America

What occupiers from all walks of life are discovering is that to be homeless in America is to live like a fugitive.

Occupy Wall Street

Its power lies not in any specific demands, endorsements or alliances but in its direct appeal to the hearts and minds of the population at large.

Occupy Chicago protester

Don't be left behind: everyone from Jeffrey Sachs to Deepak Chopra and Suze Orman is jumping on the Occupy Wall Street wagon.

As Occupy Wall Street goes global, we must define a bold, clear vision going forward. The stakes have never been higher.

Occupy Wall Street

A letter of thanks to Mohammed Bouazizi, the young man whose death set off a year of revolutions.

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.

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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