Despite the cynics, social movement uprisings are producing some remarkable wins.
Three Times When the World Broke Open– and Two When it Might Again
Popular uprising have ramifications that go beyond immediate legislative results, and they can alter the climate of political debate.
Like those of Black Lives Matter activists today, King’s methods were widely criticized— even when they were effective.
Like Bernie Sanders today, Martin Luther King, Jr. considered launching a presidential campaign to oppose military interventionism and promote democratic socialism. Here’s why he decided against it.
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Despite the demonstrated power of sacrifice and disruption, it is rare that groups risk either in significant measure — and even rarer that the two are combined in thoughtful and creative ways
Talk to Ai-jen Poo about her work and it won't be long before you hear language you don’t often hear in the midst of intense social movement campaigning.
The real question is not whether the government should spend on job creation. It is whether the government has been spending well.
Is Muhammad Yunus selling ''free market'' neoliberalism in the guise of liberal do-gooderism?
Why the market fails in calculating the true cost of our dependence on oil.
A review of Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.
With a new film, the Yes Men carry forth their gonzo brand of anti-corporate activism.
Deciding the time has come for direct action to stop global warming.
Lessons from late-Cold War cinema for the post-9/11 era.
How Thomas Friedman gets it wrong about globalization. An excerpt from How to rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy (Nation Books, 2008)
In his new "financial history of the world" a historian famous for celebrating empire turns to praise the wonders of capital.
How Dr. King might have responded to current crises of recession, unemployment, and foreclosure.
Alex Rivera, director of the new film Sleep Dealer, imagines the future of the Global South.
Seventy years old this week, the veteran sage of sustainable agriculture has made a life of stewardship, "staying home"--and turning off the computer.
All over the world, truly democratic approaches are bubbling up from the grassroots.
Supporting 'clean clothes' campaigns to end the exploitative labour practices that pervade the textile industry is not as simple as just picking the 'right' brand to buy.
A journey into Television City.
The UN's Human Development Program suggests alternatives to corporate globalization.
How the Center for the Working Poor began.
Come October 24, if our country's workload were on par with the rest of the industrialized world, you would have the rest of the year off.
How the INS Stole Three Days of My Life
A review of Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
The author of "Cod" suggests that the world's most dangerous idea could have derailed the American Revolution, the Civil War and possibly even World War II.
A series of post-9/11 reflections.
A review of the best-selling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.
Analyzing "good faith" and "bad faith" criticisms of American actions.
Florida sugar growers milk taxpayers, farm workers, and endangered wetlands.
A review of Ready for Revolution by Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture).
A week in review from the Republican National Convention, inside and out.