Last spring, these men were in a small white lobster boat anchored to block the path of an oncoming freighter hauling 40,000 tons of coal. They didn't expect the district attorney to support them.
There are plenty of lessons to be taken from Syriza’s victory and the rise to power of Spain's Podemos party, but striving to speak to people rather than politics might be chief among them.
From law enforcement officers to sports team owners, we're hearing plenty of stories of white men behaving badly. Even the most decent and principled ones have to exercise muscles of consciousness they haven’t needed to use before.
A lead organizer of the protests against the World Trade Organization in 1999 remembers Tyree Scott, a quiet presence in the labor movement who urged unity when it mattered most.
“We all just left class. As soon as 11:00 came, we stood up and walked out of class. Together as one.”
“For some, racial inequality and fear are raw realities every day, and anything inspiring in American history rings false and remote. For others, the call to reflect on injustice feels like a personal accusation. But we are caught in this history together.”
The cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, as well as First Nations, have all sued the pipeline company Kinder Morgan, which wants to extend a pipeline through a mountain in British Columbia.
Check out #MyHungerGames—the latest installment of fan activism that gets young people talking about real-life inequality.
New energy is transforming our cities into hotbeds of democracy and progressive innovation.
What these kids came up with will leave you wondering what adults are even doing anymore.
In the summers of 2012 and 2013, a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America, visiting cooperative businesses and re-imagining the country they were about to inherit.
In the far north of the Great Plains, you have to be a pharmacist to own a pharmacy. Next week, voters could overturn that rule—putting the state's thriving independent drugstores at risk.