The legacy of slavery in the United States lives on in countless, often deadly, ways. Racism, like the shoe polish Virginia's Governor Northam used on his face, can't simply be scrubbed away.
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A new film tells the story of undocumented immigrants who get themselves arrested by federal authorities so they can infiltrate an immigrant detention centre and organize the detainees inside.
If the Los Angeles teachers are any indication of what's to come, the privatizers and their champion in Washington, D.C. may have met their match.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution -- on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday -- rejecting "White nationalism and White supremacy as hateful expressions of intolerance."
"If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution," are words attributed to thinker and social-justice activist Emma Goldman. The words were on full display in the U.S. Congress last week.
Netflix's decision to censor an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj's series, blocking access to it within Saudi Arabia, has implications that ripple far beyond the borders of the Saudi dictatorship.
Immigration policy is a matter of life and death, most tragically impacting the most vulnerable among us.
Among those gathered at the annual UN climate change summit are two young women, who have decided to devote their lives to reversing humanity's destructive addiction to fossil fuels.
As this week's national day of mourning concludes in the U.S. with the funeral of George H.W. Bush, the country's 41st president, labour activist Mother Jones' words are worth remembering.
Grassroots organizing gets results but there is a huge amount of work yet to be done to ensure a fair, representative democracy with an engaged and empowered electorate.