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George Ciccariello-Maher explains how Occupy ICE has heightened contradictions between the proclamations of "sanctuary" by elected officials and their actually existing policies of repressing protest. more

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Ed cared about working people—and was a singular voice for labor rights and social justice. more

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The Operation: Shake the Ground! protest opposing a new Foxconn factory in Wisconsin was a spectacle of resistance and solidarity against corporate invasion. more

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Rick Reinhard

Meet the people behind the movement. “Fight Poverty Not The Poor” is its rallying cry. more

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Paul Sableman

‘I’m excited to be clogging the door, for whatever reason.’ more

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Erin Sheridan

The controversial counter-protests of New York City for Abortion Rights reveal a division in the pro-choice fight. more

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New Economy Project

With growing grassroots efforts, public banking as an alternative to the billion-dollar sector is gaining a foothold in the U.S. more

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Helen Gibson

Marshall County, Kentucky experienced 2018's first major school shooting. In its aftermath, the rural community is still healing—and grappling with an uneasy conversation on gun control. more

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Frances Madeson

Jill Bartoli of Carlisle was handcuffed and carted off through the hallways of the Pennsylvania state capitol. “I’m seventy-three years old,” she said of her arrest. “It’s time.” more

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David Helvarg

We want to shift the burden of single-use plastics from the consumer to the perpetrators of a throwaway culture. #The Ocean is Rising #And So Are We. more

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Rick Reinhard

Demonstrators rallied with speeches by Reverend William Barber II and Linda Sarsour before going head to head with Capitol police. more

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Governor Mark Dayton

Amidst a wave of teacher strikes and union-government showdowns, Minnesota’s progressive leader tries a different tack. more

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Arizona teachers voted for a strike this coming Thursday. We talk with Noah Karvelis of Arizona Educators United. more

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On the anniversary of the crisis, the state of Michigan says Flint’s water quality is restored. But activist Luster says that “as soon as clean water touches our infrastructure, it’s poison.” more

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USAF / Saphfire Cook

The state has become an experimental playground for an untethered, unregulated form of education privatization, and teachers and students are on the short end of the deal. more

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Wesley Fryer

Teachers are challenging a decades-long nationwide conservative campaign to shrink government. more

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Sarah Jaffe

The Working Families Party has had a busy week: parting ways with Andrew Cuomo, helping push Paul Ryan into retirement, and honing a much-watched national strategy going into November. more

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Puerto Rican teachers are struggling to get their schools up and running after the hurricane, but they are in danger of being privatized too. more

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National Park Service

“He knew, as he and his wife told me and anybody else who asked them, that any or all of the family of six might die any day.” more

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