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Trayvon Martin rally

How long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called on to respect are an open assault on our humanity?

Moral Mondays

An inspiring grassroots movement is fighting back against the GOP’s outrageous budget cuts and attacks on democracy.

After the defeat of DOMA, the LGBTQ movement needs to push beyond marriage equality.

Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

Shujaa Graham

“I killed the thing that almost killed me,” said Kirk Bloodsworth, who faced execution in Maryland, the latest state to outlaw capital punishment.

Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Stop Family Violence

America's military-masculinity complex is generating violence on a mass scale—at home.

Wall Street

A GAO examination of the Independent Foreclosure Review reveals massive levels of incompetence and negligence.

Proposition 8 opponents

Gay rights advocates were hoping that the Court would issue a broad ruling, but the justices seem most concerned with issues of standing.

Blogs

A group of thirty San Jose State students recently put their studies into practice and launched a campaign that has gained the support of young labor activists, community groups and faith-based organizations—and now the city of San Jose could see a pay raise because of it.

April 17, 2012

ALEC claims that its real focus is “economic vitality.” Its investment in restrictive Voter ID and “kill at will” Stand Your Ground laws says otherwise.

April 17, 2012

Forget Mitt Romney. Wisconsin’s governor gets a hero’s welcome at the NRA convention, with a gun-talk laden speech that claims his critics “want to take me out.”

April 16, 2012

Neither Republicans nor Democrats treat parenting as work, and thousands of poor women are living in poverty today as living proof of that fact.

April 16, 2012

George Zimmerman was behind bars Wednesday, forty-five days after he went free after shooting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman now faces the possibility of life in prison, but Reverend Jesse Jackson tells Laura Flanders of GRITtv that the mobilizing shouldn’t end.

April 11, 2012

The media finds the end of executions in the US a farfetched dream. But the death penalty was banned in America once before—and it happened rather suddenly and unexpectedly.

April 7, 2012

The country's largest industrial labor union is teaming up with the world’s largest worker-cooperative to put people to work in enterprises that build worker power.

March 27, 2012

The congressman’s moral rhetoric doesn't square with his cruel budget.

March 22, 2012

Abolish Florida’s “Stand Your Ground“ Law.

March 21, 2012

My years in an MSA were spent packing lunches for the homeless, mentoring high school kids and learning about my faith with my best friends.

March 14, 2012