Yuri Kochiyama died June 1 in Berkeley, Calif., at age 93. The lifelong champion of civil rights catapulted to national attention under tragic circumstances.
"Labor rights are now government-to-government in trade pacts, while corporate rights get to go over the top of governments."
The life of General Gordon Baker, Jr. was celebrated with a huge outpouring of many hundreds this past Saturday.
In response to a national epidemic of police and vigilante killings, a two day "National Forum on Police Crimes" took place in Chicago, May 16-17.
In a world where we sometimes feel overwhelmed by tragedy, the best antidote to helplessness is to get out and do something, be with people, and imagine a better future.
"We cannot and we will not stand silent while workers are impoverished through the supply chains of big business and attacked by their own governments."
The Forward Together Moral Movement from across North Carolina will demand that state legislators rescind laws they say are hurting the state's most vulnerable.
"Their whole legislative agenda revolves around this one central idea: Weaken unions and increase profits for big corporations."
Supporters routinely ask gay couples to meet with reluctant lawmakers to put a human face on same-sex marriage. They file lawsuits. They use unexpected allies to spread their message.
A new report released by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault says that one in five college women suffers sexual assault.