On a hot, sunny Sunday in Pittsburgh, several dozen people in bright orange T-shirts that read “WalMart Pride” marched through the downtown streets behind a WalMart-branded 18-wheeler. A handful of rainbow flags waved from the truck’s windows.
Thirteen-year-old Yizel Contraras Torres was born in Alabama but now lives in Southern Mississippi. When you hear her speak with her Southern accent, you’d never imagine she doesn’t fit in.
In striking new evidence that the children will save us all, a group of hero students were filmed calling out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to his face on Tuesday.
It’s already been a pretty huge year for Janelle Monáe. Not only did she have roles in two critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated films (one of which won best picture, mind you), but her activism has been getting bigger and bigger platforms. Last night at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards, she was…
In a blow to indigenous rights and the fight for environmental justice, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is scheduled to begin commercial service—transporting oil from North Dakota to Illinois—on Thursday, according to the company behind the project, Energy Transfer Partners.
Over 100 graduates of the University of Notre Dame carried out an organized walkout Sunday during a commencement speech delivered by Vice President Mike Pence.
Republicans in Texas’ House applauded Saturday as they passed severe new restrictions on abortions, specifically banning a second-trimester procedure known as dilation and evacuation.
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 22-year-old undocumented student in Boyle Heights, a neighborhood just east of Downtown Los Angeles, on Thursday morning.
The rise of Donald Trump inspired thousands of ordinary people to get involved in local politics. One of them was Saily Avelenda, who joined a grassroots political group in her New Jersey congressional district shortly after the 2016 election. Unfortunately, Avelenda found herself out of a job after her local…
With the controversial anti-immigrant SB4 law banning sanctuary cities set to take effect across Texas on Sept. 1, hundreds of families spent Mother’s Day marching to Gov. Gregg Abbott’s mansion in Austin.
In 2012, the 81-year-old nun Megan Rice—along with co-conspirators Gregory Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli—put every anti-war protester in America to shame when she snuck undetected into the Y-12 National Security Complex, threw blood on the walls, and hung Biblically significant banners from the secretive maximum…
Pro-choice advocates descended on the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday dressed as the women from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in a powerful demonstration of opposition to the state’s many abortion restrictions.
25-year-old Hannah Risheq has a tough road ahead in her campaign to represent the 67th district in Virginia’s House of Delegates. She’s pledged not to take corporate money, she’s being outspent by her rival, and some voters think she’s just too young for the job.
May Day typically marks a day of protest for labor rights groups across the world (though not in the U.S., where our own separate Labor Day was created to prevent the American working class from feeling too much solidarity with their international comrades.)
Welcome to the first edition of Soul Searching, a new series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.
Trump’s first 100 days have been messy—and not just for the president, though a federal judge recently struck down yet another controversial executive order. For those of us opposed to the policies and agendas furthered by this administration, it’s been a long few months as shock turned to grief which turned, in many…
Texas State Representative Victoria Neave has decided that she will not eat until Wednesday to demonstrate her opposition to an anti-immigrant bill in the state legislature.
Several dozen activists blocked access to the front doors of Boston’s Suffolk County House of Corrections on Tuesday in protest of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency’s use of the facility as an detention center.
Seventeen-year-old Milan Bolden-Morris went viral recently after she used her prom dress to make a moving tribute to black men, women, and children lost to racism and police brutality.
As a group, scientists aren’t generally known for their political activism. They’re too busy using their intellect to discover new things that advance civilization, and when needed, to protect us from ourselves.