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Every so often, we witness a period of mass insurgency that seems to defy the accepted rules of politics. If ever there was a time in modern history that exemplified such a moment, it was the second half of 1989.
Gay Marriage Went From Unthinkable to Inevitable. Here's What It Means for the Change You Want to See
The momentum behind the legalization of gay marriage came from grassroots action, not from court cases.
Most organizers today believe that Alinsky taught to focus on building organizations and not social movements. But the author's own political work shows a more flexible approach.
It took years of political evolution for King to understand nonviolence not merely as a moral force, but as an effective strategy for leveraging political change.
Famous for his role as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek, today George Takei uses the popularity of his kitchy humor to promote discussion about the rights of women and LGBT people.
Mark Engler | May 1, 2013
It was online campaigning that got Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck's shows canceled. But the real power of Internet activism is what happens after we step away from the screen.