EXPLORE Activism

  • May 13, 2015

    It’s possible to break down the walls of poverty, but it takes outside influences, support networks, awareness of other opportunities and access to resources. Continue reading

  • May 7, 2015

    From black sites to Bearcats, sound cannons to stink bombs, drones to data mining, the components of a new police counterinsurgency program are being assembled with remarkable speed. Continue reading

  • May 6, 2015

    We’ve reached a point in history where we have the need, opportunity and energy to create an economy that works for our families — now we need to act! Continue reading

  • May 5, 2015

    Many women, especially women of color, have done great things to change our nation for the better in spite of incredible obstacles imposed on them. Continue reading

  • May 5, 2015

    In the early 2000s, Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts. We should follow their example while fighting the trade battles before us today. Continue reading

  • May 4, 2015

    Alicia Garza and two friends first tweeted #BlackLivesMatter to spark a conversation after the death of Trayvon Martin. Three years later, their rallying cry has gained significant national attention. Continue reading

  • May 1, 2015

    We asked Baltimoreans what they want the rest of the country to know about the protests and their city. They described a place void of opportunity, plagued with a seemingly uncaring government and a long history of police violence. Continue reading

  • April 29, 2015

    The emotional distance between Freddie Gray’s moving funeral and the chaos that followed isn’t as wide as it may seem. Continue reading

  • April 20, 2015

    Congress ignores the interests of young Americans when it comes to student loans, climate change, workplace equity and gun control. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2015 | Perspectives

    In this 2003 clip from NOW, two millionaires explain why they oppose a Republican campaign to eliminate the so-called “death tax.” Continue reading