Activist News

  • 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.

  • The state is taking away lots

    California's budget shouldn't be balanced on the backs of state workers. Instead, let's make Google and Apple pay.

  • Protesting the "gene giants"

    People around the world said "no" to corporate practices endangering our food in the international March Against Monsanto.

  • Solidarity to save our schools

    Several hundred New York City teachers, parents and students rallied against the corporate school reform agenda.

  • Fracked up democracy

    Dozens of activists turned out to oppose a plan to allow fracking in a county-owned park northeast of Pittsburgh.

  • Keep it in the ground

    Seattle activists taking part in a "Hands Across the Sand" action highlighted the dangers of a nearby coal export terminal.

  • Seattle marches on May Day

    Workers in Seattle took to the streets to demand humane treatment for immigrant detainees and a $15 minimum wage.

  • Shutting down a racist party

    An activist at UC Davis explains how students came together to force the cancellation of a racist party on campus.

  • Taking a stand on Earth Day

    On this year's Earth Day, activists in cities around the U.S. held events as part of the Global Climate Convergence.

  • SJP reinstated at Northeastern

    Students for Justice in Palestine at Northeastern University won a slam-dunk victory after being banned six weeks ago.

  • Making New York ICE-free

    Activists have launched a new campaign to end the collaboration of city agencies with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

  • Historic alliance rides on D.C.

    The Cowboy Indian Alliance arrived in the capital with protesters--on horse and on foot--sending a message of resistance against the Keystone pipeline.

  • Not-so-socially responsible

    One year ago, Vermont activists launched a campaign to call on Ben & Jerry's not to cater to Israel's illegal settlements.

  • We need a unified environmental movement

    By connecting racism and other issues to environmental struggles, activists can broaden the concept of "the environment."

  • Where's our 3 percent raise?

    Workers for the HowardCenter in Vermont want to know why they aren't getting the wage increase agreed to last year.

  • Our message: Not one more

    As part of a national day of action against deportations, hundreds of activists rallied outside of the Northwest Detention Center.

  • Will we "Lift Up Oakland"?

    Unions and nonprofit organizations have launched "Lift Up Oakland," a campaign to raise Oakland's minimum wage.

  • A spotlight on UM's investment in apartheid

    Students at the University of Michigan are stepping up their campaign following a student government vote against divestment.

  • Bridgeport says no to charters

    Education "reformers" have their eyes on Connecticut, but parents, teachers and community members are fighting back.

  • No complicity with apartheid

    Students at the University of Michigan and Loyola University are pressing their schools to divest from Israel's apartheid.

  • Apartheid isn't feminist

    Palestine solidarity activists at Ohio State University respond to a campus event featuring a woman from the Israeli military.