The artist-activist talks with Michael Klein about surviving cancer, working in the Congo, and how both came together in her latest book, In The Body of the World.
How to behave when you get your invitation to the White House.
On Occupy Wall Street’s second anniversary, revisiting the expectations and disappointments of the general strike meant to reignite the movement.
Local efforts have always been the backbone of global green activism.
Now in his mid-80s, a veteran activist sees hope for America’s middle class and the poor, despite ever-widening economic inequality.
The Pratt Manhattan Gallery showcases design that’s meant to disrupt.
The Nobel laureate on Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid, a new biography of South Africa’s revolutionary couple.
A graduation day speech for the post-post-docs of life.
The West Point grad turned anti-violence advocate on the havoc of trauma, the false security of war, and training peace activists to be more like soldiers.
The case for hope, continued.
Camille Gage interviews the poet, activist, and director of Split This Rock.
The co-founder of Digital Democracy on how activists can use technology to respond to problems—from natural disasters to violence against women.
A conversation with the filmmaker and public-domain advocate about the limits of short-term action.
Activists are waging a secret war, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
In an excerpt from his upcoming book, Robert O. Self shows how the antirape movement in the 1970s inspired legislative reform, workplace shifts–and a rift across race and class
The professor Glenn Beck loves to hate speaks with Cornel West about waitressing, black nationalism, how the radical right helped her define her politics, and why she’s gloomy about America’s future.
My project? I seek out women involved in direct-action campaigns who are wearing sweaters that, in some way, reflect their ideological intentions.
One year after the earthquake that devastated her native Haiti, the novelist on rebuilding the island, art in a time of trouble, and inhabiting bodies.
The iconic writer and activist on the similarities between Tibet and Palestine, womanism versus feminism, and Carl Jung.
The gender-theorist-turned-philosopher-of-nonviolence discusses the choices that make people expendable, the violent foundation of nonviolent activism, and the role grief can play in setting a new course.
Protest now—in a few years, you’ll be too much of a prick to care. In a few years, you’ll have your lawn and your job and whatever’s on TV tonight—everything wil seem much more important. Protest now while you still have a shred of values—the real thing to protect.