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Why Disruption Strategy Has Worked

Posted January 27, 2015 by James Tracy

(Ed Note: James Tracy’s response to Editor Randy Shaw’s January 15, “Activists Must Do More Than Disrupt” will hopefully be part of an ongoing dialogue on this issue) I read with interest your opinion piece “Activists Must Do More Than
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Denver Transportation Director Crissy Fanganello, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard in 2014.

DOT Issues New “Mayors’ Challenge” for Bike Safety

Posted January 26, 2015 by Michael Andersen

There’s a difference between bike-safety warnings that focus on blaming victims and warnings that recommend actual systemic improvements. The launch of a Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is the good kind
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Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras speaking in May, 2014. (Photo: Lorenzo Gaudenzi/flickr/cc)

Greek Elections Deliver Blow to Brutal Austerity

Posted January 26, 2015 by Andrea Germanos

Greece “is leaving behind five years of humiliation and pain,” Syriza’s Tsipras says at victory rally. Update 6:26 PM: News agencies are reporting that the leftist Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras has won Greece’s general election, with over three-quarters
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Stanford students block San Mateo Bridge on January 19, 2015

Activists Must Do More Than Disrupt

Posted January 22, 2015 by

As young people across the nation continue to block highways and transit systems, their commitment to the cause of racial justice has stirred millions. In the St. Louis region whose Ferguson shooting galvanized nationwide protests, longtime activists Laura Barrett of
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Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Economic Justice

Posted January 19, 2015 by Martin J. Bennett

Commemorations on the Martin Luther King holiday tend to portray a moderate civil rights leader who aimed to end segregation and racial discrimination by nonviolent direct action. Often forgotten is his lifelong belief that a “radical restructuring of the architecture
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Has Obama Fulfilled the Dreams of 2008?

Posted January 15, 2015 by

Barack Obama entered the White House with high expectations. As he begins year seven, he has revived the economy, made Obamacare a success, protected over five million undocumented immigrants, filled federal judicial openings with Democrats,  established new relations with Cuba, reduced
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