A Net neutrality protest. (Photo: Free Press)
July 16, 2014 | Activism

You now have until midnight, Friday, July 18, to tell the FCC what you think about the proposed rules on Net neutrality. Continue reading

Nohemi Soria and Pedro Rodriguez harvest collard greens in Camden, N.J. (Photo: Kristin Moe)
June 12, 2014 | Activism

In Camden, New Jersey, they’ve created one of the nation’s fastest growing networks of urban farms. Continue reading

Oscar Isaac plays fictional folksinger Llewyn Davis in the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. (Image: CBS Films)
May 28, 2014 | Activism

For over a century, American activists have employed folk music as an instrument of change. Continue reading

Josh Adams, right, chants with other protestors near the corner of Airways Blvd. and Lamar Ave. outside of a McDonalds in Memphis, Tenn. Thursday, May 15, 2014, while demonstrating for a $15 wage and right to form a union without retaliation in the fast food industry. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, William DeShazer)
May 22, 2014 | Activism

Minimum wage campaigns should be the entry point to not only raise the bottom but also to challenge the tricks, skims and scams that concentrate wealth into the hands of fewer and fewer people. Continue reading

Tree platforms. Image courtesy of Fiege Films.
May 20, 2014 | Activism

The oil giant’s bullying tactics are exposed in a new documentary. Continue reading

screengrab from David Suzuki interview about the war on climate scientists
May 19, 2014 | Activism

Watch clips from the second part of Bill’s interview with environmentalist David Suzuki on how obstruction and greed is killing us when it comes to climate change. Continue reading

Fast food workers protest in Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (Photo: akaill/Twitter)
May 19, 2014 | Activism

Across the world, workers took a stand last week demanding higher wages. Continue reading

Virginia Civil RIghts Memorial
May 17, 2014 | Activism

The stories of the people behind the landmark decision sixty years ago are even more compelling than the ruling itself. One of them was a schoolgirl named Barbara Rose Johns. Continue reading

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, left, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on cell phones on planes. Wheeler is joined at the witness table with FCC Commissioners from second from left, Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, Ajit Pai, and Michael O'Rielly. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 14, 2014 | Activism

As the FCC’s Thursday vote on a so-called “open internet” proposal approaches, concerned Americans are making their voices heard. Here’s how you can join them. Continue reading

Fast food workers announce a global protest for a higher minimum wage outside a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan on May 7, 2014. ( Tara Mehta)
May 13, 2014 | Activism

Salon reporter Josh Eidelson previews Thursday’s actions across the country and around the world. Continue reading

Artist drawing of terror suspect Hamid Hayat, second from left, sits with with unidentified translator, far left, attorney Wazhma Mojaddidi, second from right, and attorney Johnny Griffin, right, in a federal court in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 10, 2005. (AP Photo/Joan Lynch)
May 8, 2014 | Activism

The case of Hamid Hayat was emblematic of zealous prosecutors building flimsy cases during a time of national panic. Continue reading

Students and parents are reunited after a lock down in response to a shooting in the parking lot of Liberty Elementary, just minutes before the students there were to be dismissed, Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Courtney Hergesheimer)
May 6, 2014 | Activism

Take action now to keep the gun lobby from undermining our safety. Continue reading

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, student teacher Franchesca Moreno, 21, reads to Andreanna Thomas, 6, right, and Alana Cawthon, upper left, at Bennett Park Montessori School in Buffalo, NY. (AP Photo)
May 1, 2014 | Activism

Teachers are fighting the privatization wave by connecting with families right where they live. Continue reading

Fossil fuel divestment, student protest, Middlebury (Courtesy of Responsible Endowments Coalition)
April 29, 2014 | Activism

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with two leaders of the climate change divestment movement. Continue reading

Seven Native American tribes protest against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, DC.
April 28, 2014 | Activism

The coalition urged the Obama administration to consider the effects the pipeline would have on the communities it passes through. Continue reading

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