Be the Kill-JoyMay 2016
The performance artists on the racial history of drag, jokes as a means of survival, and leaving room for paradox.
Elettra Pauletto: Film, Theater and Human TraffickingApril 2016
An examination of the role art can play in combating human trafficking
Mark Engler & Paul Engler: Three Times When the World Broke Open — and Two When It Might AgainMarch 2016
In Praise of Impractical Movements
Victoria Bouloubasis: #Caravana43 in North CarolinaMay 2015
How the Ayotzinapa case is sparking a movement in the South.
Todd Gitlin: A Change in the ClimateOctober 2014
The climate movement steps up.
Margaret Klein: We Need to TalkSeptember 2014
The founder of The Climate Mobilization talks with Bridget Read about how psychology—not science—may be the key to ending America’s climate denial.
Ellen Cantarow: The Frontlines of FrackingJanuary 2014
What if fracking came to a town near you?
Jeremy Brecher: Discovering a Legal Tool to Curb Climate ChangeJanuary 2014
A legal argument for climate protection based on the vitality of future generations.
Eve Ensler: Our Work Now Is EmbodimentDecember 2013
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.
Richard Falk: Malala and Eartha Kitt — Words that MatterOctober 2013
How to behave when you get your invitation to the White House.
After May DaySeptember 2013
On Occupy Wall Street’s second anniversary, revisiting the expectations and disappointments of the general strike meant to reignite the movement.
Jay Walljasper: Save the Planet, Starting on Your BlockSeptember 2013
Local efforts have always been the backbone of global green activism.
Robert Reich: Breakfast With My MentorAugust 2013
Now in his mid-80s, a veteran activist sees hope for America's middle class and the poor, despite ever-widening economic inequality.
Haniya Rae: Visualize Your DissentAugust 2013
The Pratt Manhattan Gallery showcases design that’s meant to disrupt.
The Barrel of the Apartheid GunJuly 2013
The Nobel laureate on Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid, a new biography of South Africa’s revolutionary couple.
Tom Engelhardt: Just BeginJune 2013
A graduation day speech for the post-post-docs of life.
Waging PeaceJune 2013
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.
Rebecca Solnit: Too Soon to TellMay 2013
The case for hope, continued.
Sarah Browning: Poetry as ProvocationMay 2013
Camille Gage interviews the poet, activist, and director of Split This Rock.
Emily Jacobi: Hacking for HaitiFebruary 2013
The co-founder of Digital Democracy on how activists can use technology to respond to problems—from natural disasters to violence against women.
Rick Prelinger: What Can Artists Do to Create Social Change?December 2012
A conversation with the filmmaker and public-domain advocate about the limits of short-term action.
Ellen Cantarow: Frack FightNovember 2012
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 Weight of the PoorSeptember 2011 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.
The Strong, Star-Bright CompanionsApril 2011 My project? I seek out women involved in direct-action campaigns who are wearing sweaters that, in some way, reflect their ideological intentions.
We Are All Going to DieJanuary 2011 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.
Everything and NothingApril 2010 The iconic writer and activist on the similarities between Tibet and Palestine, womanism versus feminism, and Carl Jung.
A Carefully Crafted F**k YouMarch 2010
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.
No “Waiting for the World to Change”March 2007
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.