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Activists rally for a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court decision on Friday, January 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Flickr/ Brendan Hoffman)
Updated April 4, 2014 | Activism

Groups like Public Citizen, Common Cause, Rootstrikers and many, many others are working to combat corruption and protect our right to vote. Continue reading

A still from the Robin Hood Tax YouTube video featuring actor Bill Nighy, among others.
February 19, 2014 | Activism

The video, set in 2024, shows European bankers looking back at the passage of a tax that brought “serious money to the fight against extreme poverty.” Continue reading

The stage at the inaugural 2014 Moral Mondays protest in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo by Ari Berman.
February 10, 2014 | Activism

Activists hold the largest civil rights rally in the South since the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. Continue reading

A protester holds a sign against the fast-track authority for the TPP during a protest in Portland, Oregon, on January 31, 2014. (Photo by Alex Milan Tracy/NurPhoto/Sipa USA) (Sipa via AP Images)
February 5, 2014 | Activism

A trade deal likely to harm environmental and labor protections may be losing momentum. But it’s not dead yet. Continue reading

Farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers said they welcomed Wal-Mart to its Fair Food Program since no other company has the market strength and consumer reach it has when it comes to selling produce.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
January 22, 2014 | Blog

These organizations are all worth watching as they fight for a fairer economy. Continue reading

Georgia First Moral Monday
January 15, 2014 | Activism

This week, citizens in Georgia and South Carolina protested against their states’ failure to expand Medicaid. Continue reading

John and Bonnie Raines, two of the burglars, at home in Philadelphia. (Photo: Mark Makela for The New York Times)
January 7, 2014 | Activism

Vietnam war activists knew they were being watched, infiltrated and undermined by the FBI. But they didn’t know the extent of the agency’s efforts. Continue reading

Farmworkers pick tomatoes at Taylor & Fulton Tomatoes in this March 30, 2006 file photo, in Immokalee, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)
January 5, 2014 | Activism

We asked some of the people trying to change the world for the better to tell us what made them proud in 2013, and what their hopes and dreams are for 2014. Continue reading

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December 8, 2013 | Blog

Mandela was a hard-core revolutionary committed to the wholesale transformation of his society. Continue reading

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December 5, 2013 | Blog

In a 1991 interview, Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday, talks to Bill about how he overcame hatred during his 27 years in a South African prison. Continue reading

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November 29, 2013

In a rare television interview, this visionary author, environmentalist and farmer discusses a sensible, but no-compromise plan to save the Earth. Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 | Activism

Some 400 fossil fuel divestment campaigns are currently underway at American colleges and universities. Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 | Moyers & Company

In the face of a government by and for the one percent, two medical doctors, Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers, left their careers behind to fight against a dysfunctional system and offer policy alternatives. Continue reading

Jobs with Justice National Conference, Day 1 including a demonstration outside the Washington offices of Walmart, Aug. 5, 2011   © Rick Reinhard 2011
October 25, 2013

Meet the up-and-coming activists who are leading the grass-roots movements for economic, social and environmental justice.
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October 25, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Historian Peter Dreier shares why he’s optimistic about America’s future, including dynamic grass-roots initiatives around the country and, believe it or not, the radical politics of Dr. Seuss. Continue reading

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