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Watch: Rep. Pramila Jayapal on activism for America

Rep. Jayapal has laid out an ambitious goal for herself and her allies.

Activism is the only hope of restoring America’s democratic principles

If we commit to steadily amassing a people's movement – bigger and bolder than what the corporations and media deem possible or desirable – that movement can become the government.

The man in the bathtub, December 1, 1940

The 1930s were a rough time for all who labored... Or sought work.

New Yorkers #SwipeItForward to protest policing of fare-beating

This is easy. This is effective. And it’s legal. And this is a way for everyone to be an everyday activist.

Media Silent as Native Americans Successfully Halt Construction on Oil Pipeline

It’s the Keystone XL Pipeline all over again.

A More Relevant and Radical Democratic Platform? Sanders Brings Veteran Activists...

From Cornel West to Bill McKibben, Sanders picks some heavy-hitting social movement leaders for the Democratic National Committee.

5 Japanese-American Women Activists Left Out of U.S. History Books

A herstory lesson about five women whose World War II internment inspired them to action.

How A Small Town Won an Unlikely Victory Against Big Oil

A port commission vote against a proposed $1.2 billion oil refinery in a Washington town proves that the people still have a voice.

How Best to Train the Next Generation of Activists? Give Them...

Teaching kids to leave things better than they found them work not only on bedrooms and kitchens, but also on the world's bigger messes.

Growing Dissent: The Coming Year Of Protest

From human rights to existential threats like global warming and the loss of bio-diversity, as well kitchen table issues like income inequality and food security, progressive forces are aligning on the right side of history as they oppose both the global elite and the populist provincialism of far-right groups.

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HHS Secretary Tom Price no longer riding private jets while under investigation

“Too many Trump administration officials have an entitled, millionaire mindset when it comes to squandering taxpayer money that does not belong to them just to support their lavish lifestyles.”

How privatization cuts us in two, while public institutions make us a better people

More profits for the privatizers, more health concerns and expense and disdain for the public. 

Why we must raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy, not lower them

That’s what rational politicians would do if they weren’t in the pockets of big corporations and the wealthy. 

Former congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to federal prison

Weiner pled guilty to one count of transferring obscenity to a minor and must register as a sex offender.

General Motors to run Ohio, Indiana factories with 100% wind p​ower

“Technology is driving solutions for mobility and safety in our vehicles, as well as the new energy solutions that build them.”

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