Topic: National

  • Still demanding justice for Andre and Bryson

    Around 100 people gathered in Olympia, Washington, to remember two unarmed Black men shot a year ago by a white officer.

  • We want Lynch to say her name

    Activists protested at the U.S. Department of Justice as part of national solidarity actions for Sandra Bland and other victims of police.

  • How the people fired the SFPD chief

    Greg Suhr finally resigned as head of the San Francisco Police Department after months of growing pressure for action.

  • Why did David Joseph's killer go free?

    A somber crowd gathered in Austin, Texas, in response to the news that the officer who killed David Joseph would not be indicted.

  • Aterrorizando refugiados

    La administración Obama anunció más deportaciones de madres y niños que huyeron de la violencia en América Central.

  • Saving a beacon of progressive education

    The principal at a renowned New York City elementary school is undermining its historic mission—but the community is fighting back.

  • 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.

  • They made an example out of Purvi Patel

    An Indiana judge will hear an appeal from a woman convicted under the state's "feticide" law after she suffered a miscarriage.

  • Her Medicare bandage won't stop the bleeding

    Hillary Clinton's talk about expanding the Medicare program to people in their 50s sounds like a step toward Medicare for all, but it isn't.

  • Behind North Carolina's war with the Feds

    Trans people are the main targets of North Carolina's bigoted new law, but business interests have more reasons for backing it.

  • Deterring migration by terrorizing refugees

    Obama administration officials have announced plans for more deportations of mothers and children who fled violence in Central America.

  • De Blasio's misguided "gang takedowns"

    A giant sweep through North Bronx public housing projects shows the ominous new direction of policing in New York City.

  • Detained for organizing workers in Vermont

    A grassroots campaign won the release of migrant worker Victor Diaz, targeted for his activism on behalf of all workers.

  • The Gary Tyler case: A miscarriage of justice

    Gary Tyler, who was finally freed after 41 years unjustly behind bars, was the subject of a 2007 article on his nearly forgotten case.

  • Trump is unwelcomed in the Hudson Valley

    Several hundred people in Poughkeepsie, New York, joined the growing number of anti-racists protesting Donald Trump.

  • What’s at stake in the faculty fight at CCSF?

    A frustrating year at the negotiating table led faculty at the City College of San Francisco to organize a one-day strike.

  • Why UW should cut the ties to prison labor

    A University of Washington student took on the Board of Regents for its insidious relationship to the prison-industrial complex.

  • Make abortion safe, legal and funded

    A cyberattack on a website that raises funds for poor women seeking abortions shines a light on the need for public funding.

  • Vermont's mental health crisis

    The police shooting of a mentally ill man in Burlington highlights the failure of neoliberal reforms to mental health care.

  • 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.

  • Smearing three dead teenagers

    Video of the deaths of three Florida teens has their families asking why police didn't do more--and why the girls are being smeared.

  • We won't be thrown in the testing deep end

    Parents and teachers are uniting to send a message: Our kids' needs aren't satisfied by filling in bubbles on a standardized test.

  • Sitting in to save the planet

    Two student sit-ins for fossil-fuel divestment in New York City show that the fight for climate justice can win broad support.

  • Occupying UMass for fossil fuel divestment

    Students held a weeklong occupation of the administration building to demand the school divest from fossil fuel companies.

  • Twenty-three days for Ramarley

    After four long years and no accountability or justice, it is long past time to hold the cops who killed Ramarley Graham to account.