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Our Fight For Freedom Is Far From Over

Our Fight For Freedom Is Far From Over

New York’s City Council has voted to allow the construction of four new jails as part of a plan to close Rikers Island, where thousands of New Yorkers are jailed. The vast majority are there without convictions because they can’t afford bail, or locked up when their...

Shutting Things Down To Open Things Up

Shutting Things Down To Open Things Up

Have you heard about the life-affirming, healing power of direct action? You might need it. You may think direct action — the kind of protest that directly confronts power and shifts it from the hands of the few to those of the many — is something you do when...

Don’t Subsidize Companies That Silence Workers

Don’t Subsidize Companies That Silence Workers

Photo credit: Fibonacci Blue / flickr / cc Will America finally grant its workers First Amendment rights? The Constitution guarantees “freedom of speech,” the right to “peaceably assemble,” and the right to petition for “a redress of grievances.” Yet these civil...

In Praise Of Scabby The Rat

In Praise Of Scabby The Rat

Giant balloons apparently terrify Peter Robb, who is Donald Trump’s hand-picked general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Big balloons shaped like rats, cats, pigs and cockroaches so frighten Robb that he has used his office to take extraordinary...

There’s No Turning Back New York’s Wave Of Justice

There’s No Turning Back New York’s Wave Of Justice

A blue wave surged across New York State last November, as voters went to the ballot box to demand true progressives represent them in Albany. This unprecedented voter turnout helped create an undeniable Democratic majority in our state legislature for the first time...

The AMA Stops Us From Getting Health Care

The AMA Stops Us From Getting Health Care

The American Medical Association needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Because we smell something bad, and it’s you: The way you keep Americans from getting health care is rotten to the core. AMA, you can’t fool me, and the millions like me who now know who you...

The ‘Secret Sauce’ For Southern Organizing

The ‘Secret Sauce’ For Southern Organizing

Hometown Action is the youngest and scrappiest member of the People's Action national grassroots network. Barely two years old, this Alabama grassroots group was on the front page of newspapers around the world when they helped lead protests against the state's...

ALEC Wants To Make Protest Illegal In Illinois

ALEC Wants To Make Protest Illegal In Illinois

Dangerous anti-protest legislation is working its way through state assemblies all across the U.S., chipping away at the right to protest and undermining social justice movements. State legislators have introduced nearly 100 bills curbing your right to protest since...

Why I’m Striking Against Uber

Why I’m Striking Against Uber

Today, I’m doing what Uber drivers all around the world are doing: I’m going on strike. I’m far from alone. What started on a Chicago streetcorner last September has blossomed into an international movement: we’re now joined by thousands of rideshare drivers - in New...

Making a #HomesGuarantee a Reality For All

Making a #HomesGuarantee a Reality For All

My name is Vernell Robinson, and I live on front lines of our nation’s housing crisis. My voice, and other voices of those directly affected by this crisis, belong at the table with decision-makers - because we are the ones who know what needs to change, now. That’s...

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