Activist News

  • Protesting Trump from day one

    As Democratic leaders urged supporters to "give Trump a chance," thousands of people took to the streets in outrage.

  • UT students aren't buying their "bake sale"

    Several hundred University of Texas students protested an anti-affirmative action "bake sale"--and sent the racists packing.

  • Olympia stands in the way of fracking

    Some 250 protesters turned out at the Port of Olympia to protest fracking and stand in solidarity with Standing Rock protesters.

  • We can't drink oil

    SW rounds up reports of solidarity actions around the country in support of the struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • In the New York Capitol to stand for BDS

    About 150 supporters of Palestine liberation converged on New York's capital of Albany to protest the governor's attack on BDS.

  • On our march for justice through New York

    Grassroots activists took part in a 150-mile "March 4 Justice" to demand justice and full compensation for the falsely convicted.

  • Protesting the pro-fracker in Ohio

    A small protest against Hillary Clinton's campaign stop in Athens, Ohio, showed the importance of building a left alternative.

  • Hungry for justice in San Francisco

    The Mission District police station is the site of a hunger strike by five people who have a single demand: Fire SFPD Chief Greg Suhr.

  • Another case of police murder in New Orleans

    Only a racist system could shield the cops who fired 20 bullets at someone for the "crime" of being in a car that rolled two feet.

  • Where next for OSUDivest?

    Ohio State University's student government rejected divestment from Israeli apartheid, but the campaign learned important lessons.

  • Organizing for real justice in New York

    New York activists have united to form "Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated" and demand an end to the system's abuses.

  • We won't stop demanding justice for Tony

    Tony Robinson's family and their supporters organized a weekend of protests in Madison to mark one year since his murder by police.

  • David Joseph deserves justice

    The family of a teenager killed by Austin, Texas, police joined supporters to demand justice from the authorities' investigation.

  • We'll keep fighting for Noel Aguilar

    Despite intimidation by Long Beach police, activists went ahead with a march and civil disobedience action to protest police murder.

  • Black Lives Matter in the North Country

    The upstate New York town of Potsdam isn't associated with social unrest, but the anti-racist struggle is changing that image.

  • No debate about needing a living wage

    More than 1,000 people, including fast-food workers on strike for the day, rallied outside last week's Democratic candidates' debate.

  • Countering the fear-mongers in Chicago

    Some 60 people gathered in Chicago to send a message of solidarity with Syrian refugees in the face of Gov. Bruce Rauner's ban.

  • Hearing the voices of those bearing the brunt

    The Campaign to End the Death Penalty's convention heard from those at the center of the fight: prisoners and family members.

  • You can't erase the IDF's crimes

    Palestine solidarity activists at University of Texas at Austin disrupted a lecture designed to whitewash Israel's military history.

  • Pressure builds to fire a killer cop

    Family members of Chicago police murder victim Rekia Boyd were joined by several hundred supporters for a #SayHerName rally.

  • It's time to boycott Ben & Jerry's

    Appealing to Ben & Jerry's "conscience" won't achieve our objective of getting the company to cut its ties to Israel.

  • BDS activists blocked at University of Toledo

    The first efforts of a divestment campaign at the University of Toledo were set back by bigoted and undemocratic maneuvering.

  • Don't let Walker wreck UW

    University of Wisconsin students, faculty and campus workers are mobilizing against Gov. Scott Walker's plan to slash funding.

  • Bringing the struggles together in N.C.

    North Carolina's Historic Thousands on Jones march brought tens of thousands of people to the state capital of Raleigh.

  • No clinics means no choices

    Abortion rights supporters protested in Texas after a federal court decision that effectively closes most of the state's clinics.