Melissa Gira Grant has written on sex and politics for AlterNet, the Guardian, Glamour, Slate and Jezebel, among others. Her first book, Take This Book: A History of the People's Library at Occupy Wall Street, will be published this summer.
Long before the red ribbon became an innocuous symbol of AIDS “awareness” and celebrity philanthropy, there was the pink triangle and there was ACT UP and there were thousands of people taking to the streets for their lives.More
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Covering the Tar Sands Action, an effort to prevent the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and wean the United States off of fossil fuels.
After a burst of massive street protests and a period of dormant self-reflection, the Occupy movement has settled into its second year as a force for community-rooted resistance.
Low-wage workers are injecting new life into a weary U.S. labor movement by embracing an old tactic.
Following the largest and longest peaceful aboriginal uprising in Canadian history as it grows into a global grassroots movement.