Grace Lee Boggs died this week at the age of 100. She was not only a grassroots organizer, but a philosopher, a teacher and a revolutionary.
Denis Moynihan is a writer and radio producer who writes a weekly column with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman.
On his U.S. visit, Pope Francis reflected on outspoken proponents of an engaged form of religion. Among them was Dorothy Day, a crusading 20th-century activist.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 78-year-old Argentinian known to the world as Pope Francis, made his first trip to the United States this week, bringing his uniquely progressive papal perspective.
New York City Police Officer James Frascatore and his co-conspirators should not just be fired. They should be arrested for police brutality and excessive force after a pattern of racist violence.
The flood of people fleeing war and misery is swelling daily, reaching the borders of Europe in a desperate bid for safety. There's little hope for a solution as long as massive arms sales continue.
Thousands of prisoners will be moved out of solitary confinement in California, thanks to a landmark legal settlement announced this week.
A war with Iran would be a catastrophe, yet by opposing diplomacy, hundreds of members of the U.S. Congress may be blundering into just such a conflict.
Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond died this week at the age of 75. Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan reflect on his contributions to racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
This year's Venice Biennale showcases a growing community of politically engaged artists, who not only reflect the beauty and brutality of the world, but might actually change it.
The world changed irrevocably 70 years ago, on Aug. 6, 1945, when the United States dropped the first nuclear weapon in history on the civilian population of Hiroshima, Japan.