From Harvard to UW-Madison, students are protesting the wrong people. Read more



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Not every public protest will entice change, but that doesn't mean our efforts are futile. Read more


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David Wilson

This piece was originally published in 1968 after the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where anti-war demonstrations were met with violent police backlash. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the event. Read more


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Brian Alberth

The proper time and place to protest, they say, is always the time and place where they feel they can most easily ignore us. When we show up at their churches, homes, and country clubs, we are no longer constrained by their rigged rules. Read 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. Read more

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Michael “Little Feather” Giron is the first person to face serious prison time for his role in the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read 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. Read more

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Voice of America

I learned that the protests are not connected to established political parties, and that the trigger was far more than social security cuts. Read more

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Wesley Fryer

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

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Peter Tkac

The shooting of journalist Ján Kuciak sparked massive protests. Read more



Ralph Chaplin

‘A Call for All Working People.’ Read more



Max Pixel

Yeah, it’s uncomfortable, but Reverend Rob Lee says there’s a right and wrong side to history, and he knows which side to be on. Read more

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On Monday, fast food workers will participate in nationwide strikes and protests in partnership with the Poor People’s Campaign, originally organized by Dr. Martin Luther King. Read more


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Sarah Lahm

In 1946, St. Paul’s teachers union was the first in U.S. history to go on strike. More than 70 years later, they face similar problems—and are preparing to walk out once more. Read more

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Francisco Laso, The Laundress, 1858. Image Public Domain.

The strike—a group of black women organizing against omnipresent discrimination to demand recognition and respect for their work—stands out in union history as a most unlikely success. Read more


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Ted Eytan

Before she was pushed to the ground and handcuffed, one teacher dared to stand up (twice) at a school board meeting and ask how it could justify a $38,000 superintendent salary raise. She’s just the beginning. Read more

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Jeff Abbott

Elite police forces refuse to crack down on popular uprisings after the country's questionable presidential election. Read more


It's really important for faith leaders to say no, this is a moral issue, it's a moral issue whenever you kill people because you deny them Medicare and Medicaid. Read more


The corporate media is eager to administer last rites, but the movement is alive and kicking. Read more