Activist News

  • 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.

  • Coming together over KXL

    The Cowboy Indian Alliance--which unites Native peoples with ranchers and farmers--is planning days of pipeline protests.

  • Trapped by the security state

    Activists at UMass Amherst held a public forum challenging Islamophobia to show their support for Ayyub Abdul-Alim.

  • SJP banned at Northeastern

    A chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine in Boston is asking for support after it was suspended from campus.

  • Koch needs to clean up

    The message was loud and clear from a forum in Southeast Chicago: We don't want petcoke in our backyard!

  • Holding the cops accountable

    Protesters gathered in front of San Diego's Hall of Justice to demand accountability for police charged with assaulting women.

  • On strike against deportation

    Hundreds of undocumented immigrants at a private prison in Tacoma, Wash., went on hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment.