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Jim Hightower
July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The writer and commentator says groups across the country are stepping up the fight for economic, political and social justice. Continue reading

protesters, people clapping, celebration, election
July 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, organized people versus organized money: the battle continues. Watch the full show » Continue reading

Demonstrators on an army truck in Tahrir Square, Cairo (Flickr)
June 30, 2014 | Blog

The youth rebellions that took place throughout the Middle East are still shaping the region. And there’s more to come. Continue reading

June 26, 2014 | Blog

Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, the 99-year-old activist challenges a new generation to redefine revolution for our times. Continue reading

Smith & Wesson 442 and Glock 21 guns on display. May 2012 (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse)
June 13, 2014 | Perspectives

Take action now to require sane and responsible gun ownership. Continue reading

In this Aug. 1, 2013 photo, demonstrators protesting what they say are low wages and improper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and other minimum wage workers would get what protesters demanded when they shut down a handful of city restaurants in May and others demonstrated nationwide in July. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
June 8, 2014 | Blog

Immediately after the Occupy Wall Street protests began, candidates and elected officials started echoing its themes and the growing inequality in the country. Continue reading

Homeless camp, Oregon
May 20, 2014 | The Poverty Line

It is absurd to believe that any attempt to finally end hunger or poverty in the US can succeed without the significant involvement and leadership of low-income Americans. 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

April 15, 2014 | Activism

Earlier this month, workers and state legislators picketed McDonald’s to press Albany to raise the state minimum wage. Continue reading

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

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