Activist News

  • 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.

  • Another Colgate is possible

    More than 500 Colgate University students came to together to be part of a 100-hour sit-in to oppose racism and discrimination.

  • Telling Obama Not1More

    Some 500 people came out in Washington, D.C., to demand an end to deportations and attacks on immigrants.

  • The refugees are welcome here

    Activists are mobilizing across the Southwest to confront anti-immigrant groups and counter their message of hate.

  • Still seeking justice for Rodney Reed

    The state of Texas has set an execution date for an innocent man, but Rodney Reed's family and supporters are on the march.

  • Derailing oil train disasters

    People in Canada and the U.S. gathered to mark the one-year anniversary of the oil train explosion in Lac-Mégantic in Quebec.

  • Killing Cove Point

    A plan to build the East Coast's first liquefied natural gas export center at Cove Point poses a major threat to the environment.

  • Standing up to Israel's intensifying violence

    People in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City held emergency protests to show their solidarity with Palestinians.

  • Fighting for water in Detroit

    Social justice groups are mobilizing to demand that Gov. Rick Snyder stop water from being shut off to 150,000 homes.

  • Voices raised to Free Her

    Dozens of people shared their stories and ideas at the Free Her rally against mass incarceration and the war on drugs.

  • Queens scores a victory against gentrification

    Pressure from angry residents of Astoria in New York City has dealt a setback to a proposed mega-development.

  • Texans take on the frackers

    Across the state, people are demanding a halt to fracking operations that destroy the environment and put our health at risk.

  • Bigots not welcome in Detroit

    In the wake of the Isla Vista killings, activists in Detroit took a stand against an anti-feminist "men's rights" conference.

  • Why is she in an adult jail?

    A 16-year-old transgender woman of color has been locked in near-solitary conditions for nearly two months.