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Ruth Conniff exposes an ex-CEO behind the attack on "privileged" public sector workers.

Wendell Berry doesn’t want to go to jail—but will.


EGYPT: The Afterglow Has Faded

Sharif Abdel Kouddous | "The military is just another face of Mubarak."

Saudi Arabia: "As a Feminist, I'm on the Front Line" Wajeha Al-Huwaider
Why more women are breaking the fear barrier.

Syria: "You Can't Believe the Violence"

Reese Erlich | The big question remains: Will the Syrian people blame the Assad government or the protesters for the country’s problems?

Libya: "Qaddafi Gave Us No Choice" Anjali Kamat

An electrifying mix of hope and fearlessness drove the popular revolt.

Israel: A Split in the Protest Movement Uri Avnery
Daphni wants to overthrow the establishment. Itzik wants to work within it.

Japan: Finally, No to Nuclear Power Akira Tashiro In the wake of Fukushima, millions are no longer falling for "the peaceful atom."

South Korea: The Shipyard Stalwart Kap Su Seol
One woman takes a stand and rallies workers behind her.

Chile: The Students Can't Be Ignored Eloy Fisher and Mary Rose

The demand for free higher education challenges Pinochet's old system.

Greece: Turmoil Ahead Costas Lapavitsas
The mass struggles of the last few months are a ray of hope.


Gene Sharp

Amitabh Pal
"The old preconceptions about nonviolent struggle are no
longer valid."


Naomi Klein

Christopher D. Cook | "I've never seen anything like the Occupy Wall Street movement in my life," says the author of The Shock Doctrine.

The Guys in the 1 Percent Brought This On Barbara Ehrenreich
Finally, (almost) the entire country has come together.

Upholding the Big Dream Luis J. Rodríguez
This isn't about money. It's about our imaginations and capacities.


A Progressive Interview with Tom Morello

Ed Rampell | "There's never been a successful progressive, radical, or revolutionary movement in this country that hasn't had a great soundtrack."

Blocking the Pipeline Bill McKibben
We need to stop one of the worst ideas in a generation.

Our Members Know How to Fight Edward A. Sadlowski
See how three unionists in Wisconsin took on Scott Walker.

Paid Sick Leave Is a Winning Issue Ellen Bravo
From Connecticut to Seattle, we're scoring victories.


Lucas Benitez Elizabeth DiNovella
"A just and liberated society will happen when the public in general becomes conscious of not just being compulsive consumers, but rather responsible consumers," says the union organizer.

Dave Zirin escorts John Carlos to a hero's welcome in Zuccotti

Poem Truth Thomas

Will Durst warns banks to keep their grubby hands off his money.

Our Favorite Books of 2011

Jim Hightower tells the mainstream media to get a clue.

Index Ina Lukas