Topic: National

  • Are better schools the solution to poverty?

    The mantra of politicians and the media detracts from the real sources of--and solutions to--both poverty and the crisis of public education.

  • Victories against police repression

    Two important New York City police misconduct cases were settled in January, but we have far to go to see real justice.

  • The movement needs to keep moving

    The polluters and the politicians who serve them are facing growing discontent and a challenge at the grassroots.

  • A boycott of conscience

    Teachers at New York City's Earth School have declared that they will not administer the state's Common Core tests.

  • We need a tipping point toward climate justice talked to leading figures in the environmental justice movement to ask the question: Can we stop the tipping point?

  • Chicago police justify another killing

    Friends and neighbors of Raason "Lil B" Shaw say there are many reasons to doubt the Chicago cops' story about his death.

  • The not-so-natural causes of a natural disaster

    Two weeks after the deadly mudslide in Ora, Wash., it's become clear how unnatural--and preventable--this disaster was.

  • The new child labor

    Maybe we don't let kids to work in factories, but they have been condemned to hard labor by high-stakes testing.

  • 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.

  • Pushed away from the Bay

    The Black population is declining in Bay Area cities, under pressure from unemployment and rising housing costs.

  • Still in Attica after 40 years

    Former Black Panther Jalil Muntaqim, one of the longest held political prisoners in the world, has a parole hearing in June.

  • What the not-so-NASA study really said

    A report on inequality and resource exploitation supposedly tied to NASA has been misleadingly hyped by the media.

  • Why do disabled kids have to pay the price?

    The families of young children are scrambling to find services as Head Start and Early Head Start are eviscerated.

  • Cutting the ties to the fossil fuel giants

    The campaign to pressure the University of Wisconsin to divest from fossil-fuel companies is part of a growing movement.

  • Raising babies in prison

    The expansion of prison mother-infant programs coincides with the ever-increasing incarceration of women in the U.S.

  • Del Día de la Tierra a Mayo 1°

    La Convergencia Climática Global--entre el Día de la Tierra y el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores--marca un importante momento en la lucha ecológica.

  • Why was Jawhari shot?

    Jawhari Smith was shot in the head by an Austin police officer on March 18--but the reasons why depend on who you ask.

  • Bridgeport says no to charters

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

  • Connecting Earth Day to May Day

    The Global Climate Convergence--10 days of action planned from Earth Day to May Day--marks an important moment in the ecological struggle.

  • Hobby Lobby makes the choices for women

    In a recent Supreme Court case, the Christian owners of Hobby Lobby claim their religious freedom is under attack.

  • Will a police torturer walk?

    Jon Burge may be released to a halfway house--while some of the men he tortured up to 40 years ago are still locked up.

  • La industria de las burbujas

    La primavera es la temporada de las pruebas estandarizadas, pero este año también ha sido tiempo de protestas y boicots contra ellas.

  • The power to stop the charters?

    Will the administration of Mayor Bill De Blasio ring in a new era for New York City public schools--by ringing out the charters?

  • Still waiting on justice for juvenile lifers

    In Illinois, 37-year-old Adolfo Davis has a chance at living life outside of prison for the first time since he was 14 years old.

  • Meet the new test

    There's a new Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), but its soul-crushing concentration on "job readiness" is still the same.